The Betty team is heading out to Panorama this weekend and I am super excited about trying their newest feature - the Mouse Trap. Designed by 25-year-old Kyle Wynia of Abbotsford, B.C., The Mouse Trap was Wynia's design entry into a joint contest put on by Panorama Mountain Village and Rockstar Energy Drink.
The Rockstar Bike Rodeo—Dream it, Drop it! contest had mountain and stunt bike enthusiasts enter their own stunt feature designs. Wynia's winning design was selected by a panel of judges, including pro free-rider Kurt Sorge.
The feature was debuted on July 16, 2011, and was christened by Wynia and Sorge before it was officially opened to the public; it received positive feedback from riders, spectators and Panorama staff. The new feature, The Mouse Trap, consists of a steep lead-up with a jump, which lands riders on a wooden track. At the end of the short track, riders can either launch up onto the adjacent wall and ride it across to the finishing mound, or make a full jump off the launch ramp to the mound if they so choose.
If you didn't know Panorama Mountain Village is just 15 minutes north of Invermere in B.C.'s Columbia Valley. They are open till September 4th so get out this weekend for one last chance to experience lift assisted downhill at its best. Panorama offer a variety of trails for many different levels of riding with fun stunts and challenging features for those looking for a bit of adrenaline. For more information, visit the resort's website. And we will see you there!