Did you see that little bit of dirt peeking out from underneath the snow? We did. If that’s any indication of what’s coming, then mountain bike season is pretty much here. As with the start of any season, there is a need to pull out gear and evaluate what needs replacing and what can withstand more shredding. But that’s not all that needs to be done. Passes need to be purchased, screws need tightening, and often, there’s a few or more upgrades that just can’t wait. So here’s what you need to do in order to be prepared for the mountain bike season.
Purchase Your Whistler Mountain Bike Park Pass
Mountain bike season in Whistler isn’t limited to the all-mountain trails. No, there is a lot more where that came from. Here in Whistler, there’s the Whistler Mountain Bike Park to play in along with 300km of other trails. Opening day is just around the corner so don’t get stuck standing in line trying to get your pass sorted. Pre-purchase your pass so that you can get out there and enjoy all the trails that have been unrideable since last fall.
Dust Off Your Gear And Upgrade If Necessary
The start of the mountain bike season is the perfect opportunity to pull out your gear and evaluate what needs to be tossed and what needs to be replaced. Take a peek at this list while going through your gear:
- Helmet- If your helmet was involved in a crash, its protective capabilities could be compromised. To ensure you helmet is safe, replace it if it has received a hit.
- Knee Pads- Rips and broken straps could prevent your knee pads from staying in place should they come in contact with the ground.
- Goggles- Scratches and discolouration can obstruct your vision, resulting in an added challenge while riding. Replace your goggles accordingly.
Go Through Your Bike
Go through your bike with a fine tooth comb. Look for cracks, broken pieces, and replace anything that might not be in working order. A word of advice: start the season off with fresh brake pads. By the time you’re warmed up, your brake pads will be bedded in and ready to go.
Grease, tighten, repeat!
Tighten bolts and grease everything and anything that’s moving. The hope is that you did this step before you retired your bike for the winter, but better late than never!
Mountain bike season in Whistler is here. With the preparation suggestions listed above, you’ll be ready to hit the trails. For gear upgrades and replacements, stop by McCoo’s. We have the latest Oakley, POC, and Loose Rider Gear for you to throw on and get shredding!