Whistler, up north, is still considered the No. 1 lift accessed downhill bike park in the world; there are a couple of bike parks in Utah and Oregon, but I don't think if any of those states offer the quality of natural setting that Washington has.
The Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park has already gained popularity among riders all around NW; the development of Stevens Pass Bike Park is in full swing; and now the City of Redmond Parks and Recreation Department is making some serious headway into the development of a new mountain bike park.
Redmond Bike Park is a project of the City of Redmond, Parks and Recreation Department. The general goals of the project are to provide local riders of all ages and skill levels with a facility designed and built specifically for practicing and developing riding skills in a safe and controlled environment.The design consists of five dirt-jump style trails for BMX and mountain bike riders. There will be a progression of trails from beginner to advanced, including a pump track that can be ridden by people of all skill levels. The City will lead three weekend volunteer work parties throughout the summer on June 18-19, July 16-17 and August13-14 to build the bike park. The City anticipates that with these three large work parties, and some smaller work parties in-between, that the bike park will open on August 20, 2011.
The construction of the project will require community members to volunteer their time to help build and maintain the bike park. Visit their web site and find out how you can help make Washington #1 mountain biking destination in US.