CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park took New England by storm last year in its first season, jumping to a top spot in this year's Best Bike Parks Riders Choice Awards for the Northeast, and it doesn't look like the park has any plans of slowing down. Get your landing gear ready and take one lap on Thunder's newest double-black jump trail Hawleywood in the video below.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Bike Park is offering two-day women's mountain bike clinics with pro rider Amanda Carey July 23 through 24 and July 30 through 31. The camps are designed specifically for female riders from beginner to advanced intermediate and will cover skills such as cornering, vision, body position, negotiating trail obstacles and braking.
VERNON, NJ – Mountain Creek Bike Park is hosting a 10-week Thursday night race series throughout 2016. Each week a new trail will serve as the race course to keep things interesting. The resort says the series is focused on "fun and camaraderie" rather than high-pressure competition, but cash prizes will be on the line.
CRESTED BUTTE, CO – Matchstick Productions, known for its ski films, has been based in Crested Butte for more than two decades, and the resort has been the team's home playground. Having watched the evolution of Evolution Bike Park over the past several years, the Matchstick crew set out to capture the build team working and riding their latest creations.
BIG SKY, MT – Known more for its fast and raw techy singletrack, Big Sky Bike Park has been upping the ante on its trail offerings with the help of Terraflow Trail Systems. The latest is Snake Charmer, a fast, flowing jump trail that, um, snakes its way down the mountain.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today a brand new pump track at Olympic Station featuring multiple berms and rollers which the park says will allow riders to guage their ability and progress the skills necessary for riding the rest of the mountain.
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC — Mount Washington Bike Park, Vancouver Island's only lift-served mountain bike park, has announced an official 2016 opening day following a three-year hiatus. The park will resume full operation under new ownership on Friday, July 15, 2016.
ALTA, WY – The 7th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival runs Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, 2016, at Grand Targhee Bike Park and surrounding areas, bringing to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
SUN VALLEY, ID – Idaho's Bald Mountain gets in on the lift-served summer action this Friday, July 1, when Sun Valley Bike Park starts the 2016 season. MTBparks Pass members get one free lift ticket at Sun Valley in 2016.
NEWRY, ME – Another New England resort is ready to start loading the lifts with bikes. This Thursday, June 30, Sunday River Bike Park starts the 2016 season. MTBparks Pass members get one free lift ticket 50 percent off for a friend at Sunday River in 2016.
ROXBURY, NY – Registration is now open for the Eastern States Cup USAC State Championship downhill race at Plattekill Bike Park this Sunday, June 26. Wondering what to expect? Mike Hoffarth from the GetLoose/Plattekill Race Team and part of the course design team shot a POV course preview.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The Angel Fire Bike Park Trail Crew is out on the mountain every day, working with a variety of hand tools and heavy machinery to build the Best of the Southwest. Episode Two of Angel Fire's five-part series, Elements of a Trail Crew, dives into the relationship the crew has with the machines that allow them sculpt and move earth on a level that would be otherwise impossible, and one of their favorite elements: metal.
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO – The resorts in the Colorado Rockies just keep firing up the lifts, one after another. This Friday, June 24, Snowmass Bike Park starts the 2016 season. MTBparks Pass members get one free lift ticket (and a free beer!) at Snowmass in 2016.