UPDATE: The Developers filed their application for the Shadow Mountain Bike Park on January 24th. You can read their application here on the County's website. We will be reviewing the application and putting a summary of the application up soon.

The next step will be for the County to accept the application as complete which could take some time yet and then the timeline towards a hearing with the Jefferson County Planning Commission will begin. You can learn more about the County's process here
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We will be in touch with everyone regarding next steps shortly - it is time to make sure the County and Planning Commission know why they need to STOP THE BIKE PARK!

New Video Is Stunning Visual of Shadow Mountain Drive and What's at Stake.

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What Is Shadow Mountain Bike Park,
Formerly Known as Full Send Bike Ranch?

Full Send Bike Ranch has changed their name to Shadow Mountain Bike Park.  We do not support their use of our community's name when so many neighbors oppose the bike park, so we will now be known as "Stop the Bike Park."

The Bike Park, if approved by the Jefferson County Planning Commission, Jefferson County Commissioners and the State Land Board, will be a 250-acre lift access downhill mountain bike park just West of Conifer on Shadow Mountain Drive and South Warhawk Road, see the map below.

They are expecting hundreds of downhill and freestyle mountain bikers daily with the developers estimating at the Community Meeting that there would be more than 1,000 bikers on peak days in 500 cars that would be driving to and from the Bike Park (1,000 vehicle trips) on Shadow Mountain Drive.

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COSECC COMMUNITY SAFETY MEETING

A virtual community safety meeting was hosted by the Conifer and South Evergreen Community Committee on October 17, 2022, addressing safety concerns on Shadow Mountain Drive and more specifically to discuss current and potential safety issues associated with the proposed development of a lift-access freeride downhill mountain bike park. Captain Lawrence Oletski of the Colorado State Patrol spoke emphatically about Shadow Mountain Drive’s history of traffic safety issues and auto accidents and made this powerful statement:

“It would be easy to say every three years there is one fatality,” Oletski said. “Folks, that’s just not OK. We don’t want any fatalities on this road.”

BIKE PARK COMMUNITY MEETING

Since the virtual community meeting held by the developer July 27th, there have been no significant updates from the developer other than the statement they are working to complete and submit their application to Jeffco Planning and Zoning within the next few months. Please continue to check this website for additional information, news, significant events and FAQ entries. If you don't see an answer to your question, let us know at:   StopBikeRanch@gmail.com  


Click on the "Learn More" button below to learn more about the project and the truth behind the falsehoods the developers are promoting on their website and during the community meeting.

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our concerns

We oppose the Bike Park because they plan on developing a pristine meadow into a commercial enterprise putting our mountain, our community, wildlife, and environment at risk.

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Safety

Hundreds of cars driving to and from the Bike Park daily on a residential, winding, narrow, two-lane road with no shoulders and blind turns puts everyone at risk.

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Air & Water

The car pollution, human waste, and water needs of hundreds of mountain bikers a day and up to 1,000 bikers on a peak day (as projected by the developers) will have detrimental impacts on existing air quality and residential neighborhood wells, impacting the ability for existing ground water to recharge itself.

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Emergency Responder Resources

The Bike Park will provide only first aid, leaving Elk Creek Fire volunteers to respond to all serious accidents on the property. Elk Creek Fire will also need to respond to all traffic accidents caused by the additional use of Shadow Mountain Drive. The Bike Park will not provide adequate funding to assist Elk Creek Fire, which will reduce response times for all other emergencies in the surrounding area.

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Wildfire

The proposed development area is in an extreme wildfire risk area. Adding more than 1,000 people on a peak day will greatly increase this risk, 84% of fires are human caused. Shadow Mountain Drive will not be able to handle the traffic load in the event of a fire evacuation.

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Wildlife

The proposed development area provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population and contains established migratory corridors for some species. There is also summer and fall concentration habitat for black bear, habitat for lynx (an endangered species) and the northern goshawk (a species of greatest conservation need).

have questions?

Visit our frequently asked questions page or submit a question to StopBikeRanch@gmail.com and we will work on getting an answer for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is "Stop The Bike Park"?

Stop the Bike Park was formerly called Stop Full Send Bike Ranch. We are a Colorado registered non-profit that was formed specifically to stop the Bike Park development.

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Barbara Moss Murphy
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BethLynn Maxwell
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John Lewis
Secretary
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We are joined by hundreds of community members who are very concerned about this project and have stepped up by volunteering their time to conduct research and make sure all information we use is factual. If you are interested in joining us we have committees focused on legal, financial, safety, and environmental aspects of the project. Additionally, we have a communications committee that organizes our outreach efforts. Sign up for our email list below and let us know if you are interested in getting more involved.

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Contact us

If you are with the media, you can reach us at StopBikeParkMedia@gmail.com