Tear it up on Schweitzer bike trails | Environment
It's time to "tear it up" on the trails of Schweitzer Mountain. Most downhill mountain bike trails on the mountain opened Friday.
The mountain hosts 10 trails that range from beginning scenic rides to striclty downhill paths that will give your shocks and brakes a workout.
There are a few rides that have unique features that riders don't want to miss. You can go across 12 handmade bridges and numerous freeride features on the Collector Trail or ride all the way to a lake on the the Colburn Trail. Plus there are plenty of views for anyone to enjoy/.
For the most part, the road is shared with hikers and horseback riders but there are a few that are strictly for cyclists only.
Schweitzer said the Mid-Mountain skills state and the Redemption trail are still closed. Both of these trails are for technical riders, especially the Redemption trail, where riders face multiple rock drops and a descent of 1300 feet. Employees said Redemption needs a little more work before it can open while Mid-Mountain needs more time to dry out. However, Schweitzer estimates both trails should be open in two weeks.
The trails are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the resort offers bike and helmet rentals. You can ride the chairlift once up the mountain for $12 or you can get a day pass for $20.
You can look at a more in depth description of the trails as well as other summer attractions the mountain offers by visiting the Schweitzer summer page