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Burke Bike Park Opens, Offers Lift Service

Big news in Burke this weekend.  On Saturday, June 18th, lift access begins on Burke Mountain that will connect and enhance accessibility to over 100 miles of interconnected cross-country mountain bike trails.  If you’re into mountain biking or dream about getting started, this is big-big-big news.

From the Kingdom Trails site:

Kingdom Trails has collaborated with Burke Mountain Operating Company to create a gravity downhill trail system using the  high speed quad chairlift on the Lower half of the Mountain.

Last fall we built a premier double- black diamond experience trail with all kinds of elements on it’s mile long track. The trail now known has “Knightslayer”, named not coincidentally after the designer Knight Ide (and one of our favorite microbrews at Trout River Brewing). This trail was built by IdeRide with the help of Pro-rider Kyle Ebbett, and  Dylan Eustace, Luke Thompson (bridge), Leif Trott, and William Castle.

This year we are adding two more excavated trails that are lift-accessible and there are some classic KTA singletrack as well.

The Chairlift will open on Saturday June 18th and will run every weekend until Mid-October

Hours of Operation:
11am-6pm    Saturdays
10am-4pm   Sundays & Holidays

There are five trails on the Kingdom Trails Network that can be accessed by the Sherburne Express Chairlift including the new downhill mountain bike park Knightslayer!

More info here.

NEK Moms and Dads, if you have yet to get out on the Kingdom Trails during any season, you can rent bikes at the mountain or at other local sports shops, like Village Sports or East Burke Sports.  Also, there is a new trail running and walking series that kicks off on June 21st which is the perfect way to try out the trails in a non-intimidating, fun way with family and friends!

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