SUN VALLEY, ID – Fat bike racing returns to Sun Valley on Saturday, February 25, with the 3rd Annual Snowball Special Fat Bike race. This year, the race is a part of the Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series. All categories will race at 9:00 a.m. for either one loop (10.5 miles) or two loops (21 miles). Packet pickup and registration is Friday, Feb. 24 from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at Sawtooth Brewery. Participants may enter online for $40 until midnight. The entry fee increases to $50 on race day.
VERNON, BC – Silver Star Bike Park has announced its second annual Frosty Fox Fat Bike Festival on Saturday, February 25. The festival will include access to cross-country fat bike trails as well as a downhill challenge course, exclusive to Frosty Fox participants and. of course, racing. There will be Beginner, Amateur and Pro Categories and additional prizes for best costume.
VERNON, NJ – The iconic US Open of Mountain Biking will make its long-awaited return to Mountain Creek Bike Park on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 - 28, 2017. The US Open was last held in 2011 and is now being relaunched by one of the original founders, Clay Harper. Keeping with tradition, the US Open will bring one of the largest prize purses in American downhill racing with over $15,000 up for grabs in the Open Class and some of the most coveted amateur prizes available anywhere.
GREER, AZ – Sunrise Park Resort has anounced it will hold its first Snow Course Mountain Bike Challenge on Saturday, February 25. The race will be held no a half-mile snow covered course featuring berms and jumps with a cash prize of a yet undisclosed amount. Best of all? It's free.
MOAB, UT – The 2017 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 10 through 12 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its 7th “official” year run by Poison Spider (the event was previously a Yeti Cycles spring demo)—is gaining momentum as an annual tradition kicking off the mountain bike season in Moab.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has announced the 2nd annual Whistler Spring Classic Enduro on May 27 and 28, 2017. As the second stop on the six stop North American Enduro Tour (NAET) and also an Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier, the Whistler Spring Classic will feature a new two-day format and a $3,000 prize purse.
BASYE, VA – Bryce Bike Park has announced its 2017 Winter Bike Jam will be held Saturday, February 25, at 5 p.m. The race will feature a Le Mans start and heat format, and take racers down the Redeye ski slope through slalom style gates. The entirely on-snow course will feature berms, rollers and table-tops. Cost is $25 per person.
ROTORUA, NZ – It's still ski season in North America, but here's a "little" southern hemisphere stoke from New Zealand's Skyline Rotorua bike park. All too often we get caught up on having the latest bikes and gear, but in this video, 10-year-old Erice proves all you need to shred the gnar is a rigid kids bike with a coaster brake and reflectors.
WHISTLER, BC – The North American Enduro Tour has announced its 2017 schedule, including a brand-new stop at Ontario's Blue Mountain Bike Park, its first venture east of the Rockies. Now in its seventh year, the tour is a feeder for the Enduro World Series and includes stops in Whistler, BC; Winter Park, CO; and Mammoth, CA.
BOULDER CITY, NV – The USA Cycling Nevada State Championships kicked off the Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon MTB Park this past weekend, and as always, our friends at Mountain Bike Mania were there to capture the carnage. Scroll down to watch the video.
NORTHFIELD, NH – Highland Mountain Bike Park has announced that it will hold its first ever 'Winter Woolly," a fat-bike festival with a downhill twist, on Saturday, February 11. Working in conjunction with local advocacy group MTBVT, the Highland team is hosting an event that includes organized group rides, a demo loop and yes, even lift-served downhill laps and a downhill fat bike race.
VALDEZ, AK – The Second Annual Chugach Fatbike Bash returns to Valdez March 1 through 5, 2017, and will mark the debut of the World Fat Freeride Championship. You heard that right—freeriding fat bikes in Alaska. The event will also feature a fat bike 'rodeo,' cross-country race and a 'Big Air, Big Splash' event sending riders hurtling into the frigid waters of the Prince William Sound.
BOULDER CITY, NV – The USA Cycling Nevada State Championships will kick-off the Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon MTB Park January 13 and 15. The first event in the three-part winter series will crown USAC State Champions in downhill, super-D and dual slalom to the top three in each category/age bracket.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain made history last year when it not only allowed fat bikes on ski slopes, but started loading them on the chairlift alongside skiers. After a successful first season, Fatbike Sundays are back from January 8 through the end of the season, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.