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Bike Park Opened Outside Reykjavík

The Skálafell Bike Park formally opened yesterday at a ski resort outside Iceland’s capital. Bikers (ages seven and older) can take their bikes up the ski lifts and cycle down the slopes, which are too steep for cycling both ways.

Skálafell in winter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Magne Kvam, who designed the track, told Morgunbladid that he is satisfied with the attendance on the opening day. “It was more than we had hoped for; we sold 150 passes to the lifts. The weather was great so it was very successful.”

Kvam is a cycle enthusiast and has practiced slope cycling abroad, including in the Alps. “It has become very common in Europe and Scandinavia for ski resorts to be changed into bike areas in the summer.”

The Skálafell Bike Park is open on weekends from 12 noon to 5 pm, for as long as the weather allows. Day passes cost ISK 2,000 (USD 17, EUR 13) and a single ride ISK 500 (USD 4, EUR 3).

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