CHARLEMONT, MA – Downhill mountain biking kicks off Saturday, April 30, for the newly crowned Beast of the Northeast when Thunder Mountain Bike Park fires up the lift for 2016 summer operations. With Gravity Logic at the helm, Berkshire East’s new bike park offers up singletrack smiles for miles with a mix of machine built flow, as well as its share of roots and rocks and dare we even say, East Coast loam.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Downhill mountain biking kicks off Wednesday, May 12, for the Best of the Southwest when Angel Fire Bike Park fires up the lift for 2016 summer operations. Angel Fire boasts a summit elevation of nearly 11,000 feet just below a dormant volcano, offering a truly unique riding destination in Northern New Mexico.
WHISTLER, BC – When Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced its $345-million 'Renaissance' expansion plan last week, the fact that it would include 31 miles of new trails caught our attention, but details were vague at best. Whistler has now released the specifics of the first phase of a five-year plan, including the number of new trails and what they might look like.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park has announced a new downhill race series for the 2016 season. 'Fire 5' will consist of—you guesssed it—five races over the course of the summer. Full details below. Angel Fire Bike Park opens May 12.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced an official 2016 opening day of Friday, May 20, the new Creek Zone following with a Saturday, June 18 opening and a list of upgrades expected to be completed for the season.
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Pacific Group Resorts ULC has announced plans to reopen Mount Washington Bike Park for the 2016 season with a July target date and says it will invest $250,000 this season and continue improving the park on an ongoing basis.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Blackcomb announced today plans for a $345-million (approx. $264m USD) long-term strategic three-phase expansion dubbed "Renaissance." The plans call for improvements ranging from electric ATVs and snowmobiles for children to a bridge connecting Whistler's peaks, but only one we're truly concerned with: more than 30 miles of new downhill trails in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
VERNON, NJ – Mother Nature apparently has had riding on her mind and gifted the East Coast with warm temperatures throughout a majority of the winter. The Mountain Creek Bike Park Trail Crüe was able to start trail work in early March and by the middle of the month the signs were there that the mountain would be ready sooner than anticipated.
WILMINGTON, NY – Whiteface Mountain Bike Park announced today that it will unveil True Blue, a new flow trail, when the park opens for the 2016 season on June 4. An official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the trail will be held at noon on opening day.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Opening dates are coming up fast across the continent, but perhaps nowhere marks the return of summer for riders across the Southwest like Angel Fire's opening weekend. Scheduled for Thursday, May 12, the "Best of the Southwest" can count on seeing us in the lift line, and this update from Angel Fire Bike Park Director Hogan Koesis has hoping the next two months fly by.
VERNON, NJ – Mountain Creek Bike Park announced today an early 2016 opening day of Saturday, April 2. Thanks in part to a particulalry dry East Coast spring, that's a full month ahead of last year's May 2 opening.