Oslo Bike Park getting there UPDATE

Text: Simen Berg Photo: Simen Berg/Mads Mørch

PLEASE NOTE – THE BIKE PARK WILL NOT BE OPEN AFTER THE 2013 SEASON!
Drammen Skisenter (half hour drive) and Hafjell Bike Park (two hours drive) are the closest alternatives.

Oslo Sommerpark opens with bike trails June 29th. Note that the bike rental already is open on a daily basis with HT/FS mountainbikes and DH bikes. Check their website for details.

Here’s your preview with a few shots and a GoPro helmet cam edit from “Eastside” and “Begynner’n” trails while building is still in progress.

In addition to those two flowy, bermy trails, three more will open at the end of this month:

  • Fri Flyt: High speed trail with a lot of air time.
  • Stiknuser’n: Singletrack
  • Downhill track: Sportsklubben Rye built a course for Norwegian Cup events.

BEGYNNER’N TRAIL June 12th, not finished ( will be 1200 meters long)

EASTSIDE TRAIL June 12th, the finished first half

EASTSIDE TRAIL June 5th

For years we’ve been hoping for the bike park in Oslo to become a reality. But we didn’t really believe it would happen anytime soon. In February I heard the unbelievable rumours that it would open before summer. Totally incredible, taking into consideration that it all would have to be built from scratch in two months.
But here it actually is, and three trails will be opening in four weeks, with more to come. Bike Park guru Snorre Pedersen from Hafjell Bike Park designs the trails, so no rookie mistakes around here.

Links:
OsloSommerpark.no

Pics from the “Eastside” trail

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