New to the Park

Want to get the most out of your experience with us? Here is some useful information to ensure you have a great experience shredding our trails for years to come!

 

Warming up

It's important to warm up properly as crashes can happen at any time. Ride the trail multiple times to get familiar with the features and equipment you’re on so you can confidently push your limits without pushing your threshold.

 

Technique is key

At CAP we have lots of different features and obstacles that aren’t commonly found on local trails. Bike Park riding requires a new set of skills in order to ride safely and to progress your skills properly throughout our trail network. We've designed our trails with progression in mind.

One way to speed up your progression and have the right techniques from the start is with a lesson from our experienced coaches. You’ll gain confidence riding the mountain and get a tour of the trails suited to your ability.

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gear guide

Don’t let weather, obstacles or crashes put an early end to your day. Protect your body from a range of elements or injuries with protective equipment. Full protective equipment hire is available or have a chat to our team in the retail store about purchasing your own.

A helmet is mandatory for every rider, a full-face helmet is recommended especially when progressing to more technical trails. All mountain bike rentals include gear for peace of mind.

 

dH apprentice Training

This coaching session is an introduction to riding lift-accessed trails. Even if you've been riding trails for years, this introduction will teach you the best stance and balance positions as well as developing your braking and cornering skills. This includes; 1 uplift, bike rental, protective gear, and a lesson.

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choose your ride

No Bike? No problem. Mountain bike rentals are available from the Rental / Retail shop in the village. Having the right bike contributes massively to your enjoyment on the day.

Downhill

Downhill-specific bikes are heavier and stronger than other mountain bikes and feature front and rear suspension which helps to glide quickly over rocks and tree roots. They are intended for all levels of riders who want to enjoy the most from the Park.

We have a fleet of Giant Glorys & Reigns ready to rent as well as Norco Fluids and Giant Junior Trance's.

Trail bikes

Trail bikes have suspension in the front and rear with a more upright design, allowing riders to climb and descend hills. At the minimum, riders to the Park should have this type of bike which is best suited for beginner and intermediate terrain only.

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What's the difference between fLOW trails & technical trails? 

Flow trails are machine-cut and contain man-made features. Routes are enhanced with dirt jumps, ride-on features, gaps, narrow surfaces, wall rides and other natural and constructed features. All flow trails are identified in the Park with an orange oval. Jumping skills may be required.

Technical trails are designed to embrace the rugged shapes and terrain of the mountain, utilising a majority of natural terrain. Routes are typically hand-built and feature organic obstacles and stunts such as rocks, roots, logs, drops, jumps and other natural and constructed features that require a more technical skill set.

 Check out our full list of trails and trail map here.

Terminology

What do you call that again? Learn the lingo of the trail features you’ll encounter in the Park.

BERM  A raised bank on the outside of a corner that allows a rider to maintain speed without losing traction or sliding out.
DROP A vertical drop in the trail, usually at the end of a log, rock or abrupt slope.
GAP A jump that has a gap in between the takeoff and landing.
LADDER An elevated wooden feature slightly wider than a skinny. Also known as a bridge.
RAMP The angled takeoff or landing on a jump or feature.
RIDE AROUND An alternate and easier route that usually avoids a technical obstacle.
ROCK GARDEN A section of trail filled with rocks, roots and other rough features.
ROLLERS A series of small bumps that can either be rolled or gapped.
SKINNY  A narrow, wooden trail feature raised off the ground.
SLOPESTYLE A type of riding characterized by man-made features, including jumps, wallrides and berms.
STEP-DOWN A jump that has a landing lower than its takeoff.
STEP-UP A jump that has a landing higher than its takeoff.
TABLETOP  A jump shaped with relatively even ramps on both sides and a flat, table-like deck in the middle.
WALLRIDE A vertical or near-vertical wall-like surface.

 

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