Colorado Springs, CO – October 22, 2014 – As the 2014 season is winding down, race schedules are already starting to come in for 2015. The latest addition is USA Cycling's 2015 Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) with stops planned for Port Angeles, WA, Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ, Angel Fire Bike Park, NM, Snowshoe Bike Park, WV and Mammoth Bike Park, CA.
Moab, UT – The 9th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival & MTB Film Fest takes place October 23 - 26, 2014 and, as usual promises to be one of the hottest mountain biking events of the season in the southwest. With support from some great sponsors such as Shimano, Marin Bikes, G-Form and the Moab Brewery, the Moab Ho-Down Festival has over $10,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs for competitors and other participants. All proceeds from the festival benefit Moab’s Bike Park and local trail building efforts.
At many bike parks around the country, the foliage is already on fire with autumn’s aura and there’s an unmistakable chill in the air. While it can be one of the most breathtaking times of year to ride, it also means that as the leaves and mercury begin to fall, the white stuff isn’t far behind.
October 1, 2014 – Found this online today and had to share, especially after coming off the insanity of 2014's Red Bull Rampage. Karim Rejeb creates extreme sports stop-motion with playmobil characters, in this episode the playmobil riders explore the Mountain Bike & BMX world, ridden on mountain trails and unpaved environments.
Virgin, UT – Watch Szymon Godziek's first run from the qualifying round of Red Bull Rampage 2014. Coming into Red Bull Rampage, many freeride fans were curious about Szymon Godziek’s ability to transpose his slopestyle skills to big mountain riding.
Virgin, UT – As practice comes to a close for athletes competing in the biggest mountain biking competition of the year, Red Bull Media releases the final episode in the Road to Rampage series. Watch as Kyle Strait, Tom VanSteenBergen and Andreau Lacondeguy work their way to the mother land that is Virgin, UT.
Virgin, UT – Rampage riders and builders have been hard at work putting shovel to dirt on this year's new zone. Having been on site to see what's happening, MTBparks.com reports this year's lines are shapping up to be some of the best for 2014's Book of Gnar.
Mammoth, CA – Sept. 25, 2014 – USA Cycling announced Thursday that the 2015 USA Cycling Cross-Country and Enduro National Championships will move from Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Ore., to Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Virgin, UT – Makken Haugen sends it deep on his first run at the massive GoPro Step Down. “It’s not the smartest thing, contest wise, to start with the biggest objects on the line,” says Haugen, “but I just wanted to get it over with.”
Virgin, UT – Local ripper Lorin Whitaker is helping riders out with trail building at Rampage this year. He stopped by the MTBparks.com #RedBullRampage headquarters yesterday to give us the lowdown on what's happening on site. Check out some great insider action, plus a few other goodies we found yesterday...
Summer is coming to a close and that means time has come to cast your vote for your favorite lift-served mountain bike parks of 2014. MTBparks.com is on the hunt once again to uncover all of North America's best bike parks, according to you, the riders. From the best flow trails to the best technical trails to the best ase area amenities and more, this is your chance to recognize the resorts that you love to ride.
Park City Mountain Resort, UT – While the cycling world has been focused on all things #Interbike this week, big news was happening in the land of lift-access resorts. After months of litigation and a feared possible shutdown this season of one of Utah's most popular ski resorts, Vail Resorts on Thursday agreed to buy out Park City Mountain Resort