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Ada/Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park

Ride from Eagle to Lucky Peak Reservoir on Mountain Bike Trails

Article by Editorial Staff

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Meridian Lifestyle

Encompassing over 200 acres, The Ada/Eagle Sports Complex and Bike Park is one of the largest in the country. The multi-use facility is jointly operated by Ada County Parks & Waterways and the City of Eagle. 

The park includes an extensive series of trails that connect to the Ridge to Rivers trail system so you can ride from Eagle to Lucky Peak Reservoir on mountain bike trails. The park offers trails skill levels ranging from beginner to expert abilities. Other features include freeride jump lines, a pump track, dirt jumps, dual slalom racecourse, mountain cross racecourse, and a BMX track. In addition to world class mountain bike trails, the Sports Complex also offers a skate park, basketball courts, and an inline hockey rink.

You can access the park by vehicle on the west side of the property from Old Horseshoe Bend Rd. Bikers and hikers can also enter the park from the east using the Ridge to Rivers trail system.



This Pump Track is a popular 397 ft mountain bike trail consisting of a sequence of rollers and berms (swoopy, banked turns) designed to maximize your momentum so you can ride with minimal pedaling. Functioning like a small rollercoaster, the track is a tool to increase your handling skills on the bike and also something that’s really fun to ride.



The first skills most riders learn are centered around staying safely on the trail, riding efficiently, and gaining overall balance on the bike. These are the skills that allow us to crash less and ride longer. Armed with these core pillars of mountain bike technique you can progress to more advanced skills quite quickly. Take some skills clinics as riders at every level can benefit from learning how to do new things, or how to do them differently.



Eagle Skatepark covers 12,500 sq. ft. and features transitions with no-coping ledges, stairs and rails. Also known as flow parks (or Park style) they combine elements of both bowl parks and street plazas. In a well designed skate park, the curved walls allow such tricks as quarter pipes, pump bumps and bowl corners without taking their feet off to push. They can use that speed to hit street obstacles such as stairs, railings and benches.



BMX bicycle races are sprint races on purpose-built off-road single-lap race tracks usually about 15 feet (4.6 m) wide with large banked corners angled inward, that help the riders maintain speed. The sport of BMX racing is facilitated by a number of regional and international sanctioning bodies. The sport is very family oriented and largely participant-driven, with riders ranging in age from 2 to over 70. Professional ranks exist for both men and women, where the age ranges from 17 to over 40 years old.