Premier Virginia Resort Offers Weekend-Long Event Encouraging Kids to Learn and Brush Up on Their Mountain Biking Skills
MASSANUTTEN, Va. – September 29, 2021 – Massanutten Resort, an all-season resort in the heart of Shenandoah Valley offering a variety of outdoor activities, today announced a weekend-long event in partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). To celebrate IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Massanutten Bike Park will offer deals and special activities for children interested in mountain biking Saturday, October 2 through Sunday, October 3.
Taking place each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this weekend-long event will include lift/trail use ticket specials, bike demos, lessons and races. Children under 18 years of age will receive a free lift/trail use ticket with the purchase of an adult day or 4-hour lift/trail use ticket. Free 30-minute youth lessons will also be offered in the skills area of the bike park throughout each day, and Saturday at 4 p.m. riders can participate in the “Grom Bomb” race to show off their learned skills. In addition, the resort will have a representative from STACYC E-Bikes with 12” and 16” kids e-bikes to demo.
“We are excited to welcome children of all ages to Massanutten for a couple of fun-filled days to sharpen their mountain biking skills and ride on our adrenaline-pumping trails,” said Bill Harner, bike park manager at Massanutten Resort. “Whether they are new to mountain biking or a future Olympian, children of all experience levels will enjoy this event and find something that fits their skill level from beginner trails to races for experienced riders.”
Adding to the excitement of the event, the Massanutten Bike Park team also recently added new kid-friendly updates to the skills and teaching area of the park, which will be beneficial for new riders as they prepare to take on the trails. New additions include wooden rollers to simulate dirt rollers and large rocks along the trails, small and large wood drops to act as stand ins for rock features on the hills, dirt berms to help riders get confident in turns and a small teeter totter. These new features will help riders familiarize themselves with different terrains that they may encounter and provide a safe way to practice and reinforce skills before hitting the trails.
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For more information about the “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day,” visit https://www.massresort.com/play/mountain-biking/events-races/, download the Resort App or call 540-289-9441. Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following @MassResort on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
About Massanutten Resort
Set on 6,000 acres of sprawling land in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort is a premier all-season Resort destination that offers every type of traveler an unforgettable experience. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure buffs will enjoy Massanutten’s Mountain Bike Park, offering exciting jump trails for beginners and veteran riders alike, and hiking Massanutten’s Western Slope. For those seeking a relaxing escape, the Resort Spa delivers a wide menu of services including manicures, pedicures, detoxifying massages, and more. The Resort is a paradise for adventurous families, featuring an indoor/outdoor waterpark complete with a triple-jet FlowRider® Endless Wave, three escape rooms, the Family Adventure Park, and a petting zoo. Seasonal sports activities include two challenging 18-hole golf courses, skiing, ice skating, and snow tubing. Nothing works up an appetite like an active vacation and with 12 on-site dining options, showcasing variety from mouthwatering barbecue to campfire treats, Massanutten offers something for every taste, season, and occasion. At Massanutten Resort, there is something for everyone, all within reach – located just two hours from Washington, D.C., and 50 minutes from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.
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