Thursday Night Rides

LOCATION

White Pine Touring

1790 Bonanza Drive
Park City, UT
Phone: 435.649.8710
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DATES

June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Recurring: Recurring weekly on Thursday
Time: 5:45 PM – 8:00pm
Price: FREE

OVERVIEW

Join us every Thursday in June, July and August for a group mountain bike ride from 6pm-8pm, meet at the shop at 5:45pm. These guided rides are 100% FREE and open to anyone who likes to ride mountain bikes. It is recommended that you have at least ridden a mountain bike previously before joining a ride. We’ll have rental bikes available for a discounted rate for the ride each “TNR” should you just be visiting or not have your own. Each week we break the ride into ability level groups so everyone can enjoy their time on the bike. Members of the White Pine Racing Powered by JANS.com team as well as White Pine guides will lead each group. Come learn new trails, meet new friends and spend an evening on your bike!

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.