From August 5-10, 2014 all mountain biking and hiking trails at Holiday Valley will be closed for the International Bowhunters World Championship tournament. The courses are set up all across Holiday Valley's trails and it's a really bad idea to get between the shooter and his or her target! Thanks for your cooperation.
Take to the woods on Holiday Valley's Mountain Biking Trails. The 4-5 mile "race loop" starts at the Holiday Valley Training Center and goes up gradually to the top of Cindy's. From there it goes across the ridge line of the resort where you can choose to ride the wider and more forgiving cross country trails or skinny winding singletrack to the top of Eagle, Cochran Pond at the top of Morning Star, and into the Tannenbaum area. Please note that you may not ride through the Sky High Adventure Park for safety reasons. Signs will direct you to stay high and head towards the Yodeler area and back to the Training Center. For the adventurous, there are plenty of single track trails off the main route. At Eagle or Tannenbaum you can venture out across the logging roads behind the Valley and on to the 35+ miles of WYMBA trails in the State Forest. IMBA has rated the trails around Ellicottville as "Epic" so have at it! It's all pedal power here at Holiday Valley...no lift service, and no charge to use the trails. Please remember these common sense rules...wear a helmet, ride with a friend, bring a map and stay off the golf course and Sky High.
Mountain bike rentals are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley. $15 for 3 hours or $25 for 6 hours. Call 716-699-2345.
An excellent guide to mountain biking in the area has been prepared by WNYMBA. Copies are available at the resort and at the Ellicottville Bike and Bean in Ellicottville. Proceeds benefit WNYMBA and their trail building projects.
Mountain Biking Events 2014
Raccoon Rally (Allegany State Park), June 28-29. A biking festival with road and mt. biking, kids races and more.
Wednesday Night Race Series, to be announced
6 Hours of Power Mt. Bike Race July 13. How many laps can you (or your team) do in 6 hours?
Dirty Duathlon, August 31. A 4 mile trail run and 10 mile mountain bike.
Fall Festival Mt. Bike Race October 12, 2014. Fun and relaxed race, but definitely muddy.