Ten years after joining forces with the Whistler resort in British Columbia to create the first KonaGrooveApprovedBikePark, Kona have added their coveted seal of (Groove) approval to four new venues this year – three in Europe and one in the USA.
The American park is in Mammoth, California. Boasting 90 miles of trails, guided bike tours and full rental bike service, the MammothBikePark offers riding for all ability levels and boasts a shuttle, two gondolas and two chairlifts.
The new European bike parks are in Klappen, Sweden, Leysin, Switzerland and La Molina, Spain. Situated in the Pyrenees and developed by the Misser brothers, the La Molina bike park features a gondola, seven downhill and cross country trails boasting 2,000 feet of elevation, four-star hotels and top quality rental bikes.
Proving their quality riding status, existing Kona Groove Approved Bike Parks have been host to a number of world-class downhill, cross country, 4X and dirt jump competitions including the Kona 24 hour event (Levi); Out-of- Bounds Weekend and 26Trixs events (Leogang); Nissan Big Air (Livigno), Crankworx Colorado and Whistler, as well as numerous World Cup events.
For more info on Kona’s Bike Parks, the KonaGrooveApprovedBikePark programme and individual park details, visit www.konaeuropec.com and www.konabikeparks.com.