One of the best things about Boulder is how bike friendly this town is. On top of that, there are a ton of places to freeride and dirt jump. With the addition of the much hyped Valmont Bike Park, Boulder is straight writing itself into the map. The bike love even extends to the skatepark, as it is extremely bike friendly- a welcome change after living in California for the last four years.
Earlier this week, our host, co-worker, and dirt shredding local, Tammy Donahugh took me out for a pre-work morning session. Bikes are officially allowed in the bike in the mornings from 7-10 am. That worked for us, as we had the park all to our selves (other than one other skater) for over an hour.
The park is super fun on bikes; lots of the transition are great for riders not quite ready for vert, which can up the comfort level and fun factor quite a bit. I am admittedly quite rusty, having only ridden my Black Market Mob around the streets of SF for the last few months, but have been starting to get my skills back. If I had this park in my hometown, I’d be there a few times a week- it’s that fun.
The park has a good variety of features, with a street area, fun box, banks, extensions, rails, ledges, and a huge clover bowl.
The park is located at 30th Street and Arapahoe Road, in Boulder, Colorado.
1505 30th St.( in Scott Carpenter Park)
Boulder, CO 80301