SUMMIT COUNTY — A mountain biker was airlifted via Life Flight from Trailside Bike Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Summit County Sheriff’s office, Park City Fire District, and the University of Utah AirMed responded to the scene to help the injured rider. At the time of transport, the rider was in stable condition and is presently doing well, according to Michelle Anderson, Park City Fire District Public Information Officer.
The rider was injured near the Tar Pits Jumps when the rider went off a jump wrong and landed on his head. The rider was wearing a helmet at the time and taking the impact, it cracked as a result.
Basin Recreation District Director, Dana Jones, conveyed her concern about the riders’ well-being upon hearing about the incident. Jones said that the ‘safety of the people visiting our parks’ is a top priority. Basin Recreation Staff performs weekly checkups at all facilities, which includes the bike park at Trailside.