Las Vegas, NV – For the last year MTBparks.com has been following the possible development of a lift-served bike park operation at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Meetings with Gravity Logic to determine the feasability have occurred, support from the local IMBA chapter is growing, and many other positive actions encouraging the development of trails on the mountain have been on the rise.
Grand Targhee, WY – The 5th Annual TVTAP Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival - presented by Teton Valley Trails And Pathways (TVTAP) runs Labor Day Weekend, August 29 through September 1, 2014 and brings to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park is the place to be this Labor Day Weekend when the mountain hosts the second annual Gravity Games & Brewfest. Yep, two of your favorite things wrapped up into one kick-ass weekend. Festivities include a whip-off and longjump competition, downhill racing, a free movie showing, a run for the world’s longest Boulder Dash train, and lots of tasty craft brew sampling. This may be just what you're looking for if you're still trying to decide what to do this weekend.
Mammoth Bike Park, CA – After setting a world record with his back flip drop at last year's Red Bull Rampage, Cam Zink hits the dirt again today at Mammoth Mountain to set yet another record. This time around he is going the distance.
MTBparks Staff Review: For the 2014 season I finally decided to purchase a neck brace. With more and more of them showing up at bike parks I figured they had to be doing something right. So I started doing some research looking for a simple brace in a median price range and decided I was going to skip the carbon option and go with a composite set up.
Santa Monica, CA – Around the campfires at last year's Red Bull Rampage, competitors and spectators alike talked about the "good old rampage days," and eventually, someone would always chime in about how Red Bull should bring back the old Rampage with its' raw lines and natural terrain.
Carbon Envy. We all get it from time to time. One quick way to get yourself a carbon fix is a simple upgrade. Carbon bars are reasonably affordable and provide the benefit of light weight as well as absorbtion of bumps on the trail. While there are a number of great options, MTBparks.com staff has sorted through the list to give you a glimpse at some of our staff favorites.
Santa Monica, CA – No one's talking. At least not yet. But we've all heard the rumors that things are getting changed up a bit for the 2014 Red Bull Rampage, coming up this September in the Utah desert.
Whistler, BC – August 14, 2014 – An afternoon of whips, trains and stoke has wrapped on Crabapple Hits, and a new King has been crowned at the Official Whip-Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler. 14-year-old Finn Iles finished the day with a cheque for $2000 and the respect of riders, industry and fans.
Whitefish, MT – Just over one year after its completion, Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Kashmir Trail has been named a model “Flow Trail” by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Once a year, IMBA recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations with the IMBA Model Trail awards which encompass Epics, Ride Centers, Flow Trails and Community Bike Parks.
Whistler, BC – August 11, 2014 – Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb today announced their decision to invite 14-year-old local athlete Finn Iles to compete in the Official Whip-Off World Championships coming up this Thursday, August 14.
Several lift-access destinations made the cut last week when IMBA announced their picks of some of the best new mountain biking spots for 2014 with the IMBA Model Trail awards. Grand Targhee, WY, Silver Star, BC, Whitefish, MT, Snowmass, CO and Sun Valley, ID were among the elite awardees...
Whistler, BC – The next generation of criterium speedsters will take to the cobble-stoned streets of Whistler Village for the Kidsworx Fat Tire Crit on Friday, August 8. Open to emerging athletes, ages 7 to 15, with three race categories available (7–9, 10–12 and 13–15).
Whistler, BC – Crankworx Whistler kicks off today with a test of fitness and finesse. When the dirt-adorned descend on Whistler Village for the Fat Tire Crit it's the nearest thing Whistler has to the Running of the Bulls - the criterium brings speed, stoke and spandex to the cobble-stoned streets of Whistler Village as racers whizz past deep throngs of spectators through a technical course of winding chicanes and ramps. Winning the Crit requires more tactical and technical mastery than savagery, making the Fat Tire Crit a crowd-pleaser as racers embrace the law of rider Darwinism: "lap or be…