CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park opened for 2015—and the first time ever—yesterday. The brand-new park, designed and built by Gravity Logic, Inc., calls Berkshire East ski resort home, and features 13 trails on 1,000 feet of vertical drop with more in the works. See what some riders thought of the finished product on opening day in this video from Farrell Video Productions.
NORTHFIELD, NH – Wil White and Bridgette LeBer recently tore up Highland Mountain Bike Park while riding for free at some of the MTBparks Pass partners in the Northeast. This edit showcases not only the massive sculpted slopestyle lines and features Highland is known for, but also some of its technical rocky and rooty descents as well. If this doesn't get you amped to ride this weekend, we're not sure what will.
WEST DOVER, VT – Mount Snow Bike Park has released the first episode of its "Gravity Feed" video series for the 2015 season. The edit features sections of Trail 7 and the high-speed freeride Trail 9. The release coincides with the announcement that the resort is now open five days per week. Downhill Mountain Biking is now open 5 days a week at Mount Snow Bike Park with Canyon Express spinning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park at Berkshire East opens this Thursday, July 2, for the summer of 2015 and joins the MTBparks Pass program with a free lift ticket. Brand new for 2015, Thunder Mountain Bike Park is Gravity Logic built and features more than 1,000 feet of vert.
KELLOGG, ID — The second annual Silver Race Series kicked off in Kellogg this past weekend with the 1st and 2nd second of the series, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, respectively. Nearly 50 racers per day braved 100-degree temperatures and dusty conditions to vie for top honors in the Northwest's premier unsanctioned downhill series.
WHISTLER, BC — Whistler Mountain Bike Park has announced that it will open the third, highest and final mountain zone, The Peak Zone, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. With The Peak Zone open and providing access to the Top of the World trail, Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be 100 percent open for the 2015 season.
NEWRY, ME — Opening weekend at Sunday River Bike Park kicked off with three beautiful days of riding in the sunshine on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s crazy rain showers were a bit of a wash, but who doesn’t love to play in the mud? Sunday River is expecting another awesome week of summer weather leading into next weekend and the park should be in prime condition for the 4th of July holiday weekend.
CAMPBELLTON NEW BRUNSWICK, CA – The Adrenaline Race Series returns to Sugarloaf Bike Park for 2015 this Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. The weekend kicks of a summer of Adrenaline racing at this Best of the Northwest Bike Park.
KELLOGG, ID – The Silver Race Series returns to Silver Mountain Bike Park for 2015 this Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. The annual Idaho race series doesn't require a license and gives riders a chance to push the limits on the trails at this Best of the Northwest Bike Park.
WINTER PARK, CO – A large crew of downhill mountain bikers attended a public open house meeting last Monday evening, June 22, to learn about plans for Phase 2 of Trestle Bike Park's proposed expansion. Nearly every seat in the hot and stuffy room of the Balcony House at Winter Park Resort was taken as riders gathered to take part in the discussion and learn what the proposal means for what is one of the most easily accessible—and favorite—bike parks for many riders who live on Colorado's densely populated Front Range.
KILLINGTON, VT – Killington Bike Park opens this Friday, June 26, for the summer of 2015 and returns to the MTBparks Pass program with a free lift ticket. This Beast of the East will begin loading bikes on the K-1 Express Gondola Friday at noon, giving riders access to 1,700-feet of Vermont vert.
GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR – Round three of the NW Cup brought nearly 200 racers to the doorstep of Mt. Hood, where they were greeted by favorable weather, unseasonably early flowers, and one of the best backdrops around. The terrain at Skibowl's mountain bike park has a lot to offer. Including steeps, high speed turns, and rowdy rock gardens that were made even more challenging by dry and dusty conditions over the weekend.
FRANKLIN, WI – Mike Zimmerman is a business man. He's made millions through starting, growing and selling health-care consulting firms. He knows how to make a buck and learned the value of crunching numbers early on. At just 17, he took a junior consultant role with his father's company, traveling to hospitals, performing accounting audits and figuring how to make them more profitable. He's doubled his own investments many times over.
ROSSLAND, BC – Alright, maybe it doesn't have anything to do with an actual bike park, but this short edit of 10-year-old Bodhi Kuhn sending gaps in British Columbia is just too good not to share. Bodhi bombs Joy Division, a jump line on Woopidydoo in Rossland, BC, looking super smooth and finishing with a 30-foot stepdown road gap. Even the camera man, aka dad, was audibly impressed, letting out a "Yeee-haw!"