ALL RIDERS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Injuries are a common and expected part of cycling. Helmet use is mandatory and also required by law. We strongly suggest that full face helmets, full length gloves, and biking armor be used in the Bike Park, especially at the Jump Zone, Skill Zone, and Pro Line. If you are new to cycling at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park, or are the Parent or Guardian of a younger rider, please familiarize yourself with the bike park rules by reading signage and paying attention to direction/waypoint information. More challenging terrain and features should not be attempted unless the rider has the appropriate skills, experience and equipment to effectively negotiate such features.
The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is a significantly different experience from other public parks. The trails and sections require constant physical and mental effort in order for all riders to maintain control.
Use at Your Own Risk
This Park is unsupervised
Be aware of other riders at all times
Exclusion of Liability: Use at Your Own Risk
Know your limits - ride within your ability
Emergency - Dial 911
Full-face helmet and padding strongly recommended
Do not walk between features
Sorry, no dogs allowed
Children under 5 yrs are not permitted in the bike park.
Children 6-12 are required to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (19yrs or older) when riding in the bike park.
Children 13-15 are strongly recommended to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (19yrs or older) when riding in the bike park.
Protective clothing and equipment is mandatory for young riders, especially at the Jump Zone, Skills Zone, and Pro Line. The best protection from abrasion requires a properly fitted full-faced helmet, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, leg armour, arm armour and solid running shoes.
The bike park features of Jump Zone, Skills Zone, and Pro Line are specifically designed for Mountain Bikes, Dirt Jump Bikes, or Free Ride Bikes. These sections may become much more difficult without high quality suspension. Without front or full suspension, fatigue becomes a factor much sooner. Certain steep grades necessitate disc brakes for adequate stopping power. All bike park participants should ride a properly sized bike and should be able to stand over the seat with their feet flat on the ground. A bike that is too large or with a high seat post increases the risk of injury. The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is open to the following equipment users for each section:
PUMP TRACK: BMX, Jump Bikes, Kids Bikes, Mountain Bike, Push Bikes, Free-ride, Skateboard, and Skooters.
JUMP ZONE: Jump Bikes, Free-ride Bikes, Mountain Bikes.
SKILLS ZONE: Jump Bikes, Free-ride Bikes, Mountain Bikes.
PRO LINE: Jump Bikes, Free-ride Bikes.
CYCLOCROSS TRAILS: All bike types permitted.
All bikes should be in safe working condition and have functioning brakes. All users are responsible for ensuring that their bicycle or equipment is in safe working condition. Some steep grades necessitate adequate stopping power.
KNOW AND UNDERSTAND PARK DIFFICULTY LEVELS
All paths and features within the Jordie Lunn Bike Park are designated by colour coded trail markers at the start of each section. Work your way up to more advanced trails and features based on your progression, skill, and comfort level.
The level of risk increases with the level of difficulty. Black trails often have significant drops and jumps that require skill and experience to navigate. Many difficult trails have a “gate-keeper" feature at the top designed to keep riders with insufficient skills off trails that will be beyond their ability, do not ride around these features. Young riders become a hazard to other riders if they are unable to ride a trail or move out of the way. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times and should be monitored for fatigue regularly.
SLOW DOWN BEFORE YOU SPEED UP
Crashes can happen on your first attempt at trying the features of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park. Ride the section multiple times gradually to get familiar with the features and equipment you’re on so you can confidently push your limits without pushing your threshold.
PRE-Ride: Warm up the brain and body and inspect the section at low speed.
RE-Ride: Lap the section a few times and get to know the flow of the features.
FREE-Ride: Start small and work your way up to faster speeds and larger features.
Gentle climbs and easily avoidable obstacles such as rocks, roots and pot-holes.
Challenging riding with steep slopes and/or obstacles, possibly on a narrow trail with poor traction. Requires riding experience.
This jump line is for expert riders only. You must walk the line prior to riding. Do not attempt to ride these features unless you have sufficient ability, skills and experience to do so. Remember conditions change depending on weather and condition, it is your responsibility to inspect features before use
Pro Line Use at Own Risk
This is the Pro Level Jump Line, with mandatory large jumps, gaps, elevated features, drops, and should only be ridden by people very comfortable with big air. Check the conditions! The larger the jumps, the more elements like wind and moisture in the dirt will impact your speed and trajectory. If it’s your first time, consider following or observing someone who has hit the line before giving it your first go. Be safe and no heroes allowed! For jumps like this to exist, we need riders to take responsibility for their actions, and only ride if 100% confident you have the skills to be successful.