Wasatch Crest Shuttle is proud to announce our eighth season providing mountain bike shuttle service from 3900 South Wasatch Boulevard to Guardsman Pass atop Big Cottonwood Canyon. The details of this year’s mountain bike shuttles includes no fare increases with more season pass options, increased capacity per shuttle with two vans on weekends and holidays, adjustments to scheduled shuttles, and unscheduled shuttle alerts through Twitter (www.twitter.com/mtbshuttle). All of these changes have been made to increase the accessibility to the Wasatch Crest Trail and upper Park City trails by way of Guardsman Pass.
The first change for 2011 is adding another van on weekends and holidays to accommodate up to 10 riders with gear for each shuttle time. The past two seasons we have used a van and Suburban. Since the Suburban was limited to six riders, many people were turned away for those times. That problem has been resolved and more people will have the option of leaving their cars out of Big Cottonwood Canyon to ride the Wasatch Crest TrailIn spite of increased fuel costs that have risen over 50% from 2010, Wasatch Crest Shuttle is not raising the fare for our 2011 mountain bike shuttles. Individual shuttles are $15 per person for scheduled shuttles, no minimum; two rider minimum for unscheduled shuttles. Individual season passes will be the same price as last year too, $75, and are available now. Adding to the individual season pass, we are now offering a Gold Pass for $150 that is transferable in addition to other benefits.This year’s scheduled mountain bike shuttles will be as follows:
- Weekdays – 7 am and 5:30 pm.
- Weekends and holidays – 7 am, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, & 12:15 pm.
The weekday evening shuttle has been moved back 30 minutes in order for people to catch the shuttle after work without rushing. Unscheduled shuttles during the week still require a two rider minimum. The weekend and holiday schedule was reduced by three shuttles due to a lack of demand for those times over the past eight years. Weekend and holiday shuttles after 12:15 pm on weekends and holidays require a reservation and two rider minimum.
Wondering how to find out if someone has made an unscheduled shuttle reservation? Follow Wasatch Crest Shuttle on Twitter (www.twitter.com/mtbshuttle) to receive unscheduled shuttle alerts. When someone makes a reservation for an unscheduled time, an alert will be sent out, or tweet, indicating the day, time, and number of seats available. Text follow mtbshuttle to 40404 to receive these alerts on your phone as a text message. Soon, you will be able to reply to the alert, or tweet, to reserve your seat(s) on the shuttle that has just been reserved (a Twitter account is required – register at http://twitter.com/; other restrictions apply).
No fare increases, two season pass options, more capacity per shuttle on weekends and holidays, schedule adjustments, and unscheduled shuttle alerts via Twitter are all changes made to increase your transportation options in Big Cottonwood Canyon for 2011. Save time, money, stress, and the environment by riding with Wasatch Crest Shuttle this summer!