May 8, 2016
I rode Sticky Forest today for about five hours and had a blast. For such a small place, there is tons of variety and challenge. I guess I wouldn't call this place a "bike park" per say, but it is a collection of great trails with tons of features. There are simple small jumps, small gap jumps, gnarly root sections, and bermed turns everywhere. On the expert trails there are some big jumps. There is a lot of flow within Sticky once you figure it out. Many trails are one way (up or down), so pay attention to direction. Each trail is short, but many of them are a ton of fun. Some of the expert trails are a bit "tired" as Jim stated, but then other expert trails are very fast, like Pedal or Die and Dirt Diggler. All the other trails in the system are in great shape no matter the difficulty level. North x North, Hoe Down, Sesame, and Venus are all fun, really flowy downhills. There is a lot of evidence of trail maintenance and a lot of techy fun pretty much everywhere. I had a great time here today. Thank you Wanaka bikers for your efforts.