MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ — Mountain Creek Bike Park today announced May 2 as its official 2015 opening day. Offering one of the largest trail systems in the East with nearly 50 trails and more than 1,000 vertical feet of descent, Mountain Creek is one of our favorite east coast destinations. Details after the break.
WHISTLER, BC — Stacy Kohut doesn't let being paralyzed from the waist down stop him from shredding Whistler Bike Park—or from doing much of anything for that matter. Watch this rowdy and inspirational edit from Ricci films, and don't let anything stop you from getting out there this weekend.
SILVER STAR, BC — Silver Star Bike Park issued its first official update of the 2015 season. While there's still plenty of the white stuff on the slopes, bike park director Cam Sorenson is already looking forward to a June 20 opening "bonus" weekend, summer and what it means for new trails and and events as the park embarks on a three-year major expansion plan. On the radar are expansions and improvements to Jedi Mind Trick, Beowulf and Walk the Line, as well as summer events including the BC Cup, FMB Slopestyle and BC Enduro Series. Like to dig? Silver…
BOULDER CITY, NV — Bootleg Canyon Bike Park hosted the 2015 DVO Reaper Madness March 13 through 15. This event was the 2015 Bootleg Canyon Winter Gravity Series finale, and consisted of downhill, super D and dual slalom. For the first time in the history of Bootleg Canyon's Winter Gravity Series, every category raced the same track, giving beginner and sport riders the opportunity to compare times with the pros.
SPRING MOUNT, PA – Spring Mountain ski area announced today that it will no longer operate Launch Bike Park during the summer months. “After much careful consideration, Spring Mountain has decided we will not continue to operate Launch Bike Park. This decision was difficult and we sincerely appreciate our amazing, talented & hard working crew and every rider who visited Launch over the past 5 years,” reads the Facebook post.
MOAB, UT – The 2015 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles went off March 6 through 8, signaling spring and an unofficial start to the mountain bike season. Now in its fifth official year (previously a Yeti Cycles event), the annual THAW features demos, organized rides, bowling, parties and a ladies only ride and skills clinic including guided rides on Moab’s infamous Brand trails. Colorowdie and THAW veteran since 2008, Carrie Dittmer of Golden, CO, made the pilgrimage and recounts this year's fun in the sun.
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA - Mammoth Mountain Resorts completed its $38-million acquisition of Big Bear Mountain Resorts Thursday, March 6. The deal, first announced in September 2014, includes plans to expand and improve the Snow Summit Bike Park in accordance with the original Gravity Logic, Inc. strategic plan.
ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park added Hungry Hippo—the largest built black jump trail in North America, according to the resort—to its trail map during the 2014 season, and it promises to be a highlight for 2015 as well. In this Q&A, trail crew foreman Patrick West describes the build and experience. "It is a cross between I would say a downhill, BMX and motocross trail," says West. "What makes the Hungry Hippo different is the sheer size of the trail and what machines we actually used to create the trail." Watch the video after the break.
SILVERSTAR, BC — Western Canada's first—and only—sanctioned downhill snow race returned to Silver Star resort this past weekend. Now in its third year, FrostBIKE 2015 saw bikes assault the ski slopes at the first official stop of the BC Cup in a test of will and traction as racers vied for a top spot, struggling to keep the rubber side down on the event's fastest course to date.
SNOWSHOE, WV — Snowshoe Bike Park recently announced its official opening day and 2015 schedule. Offering one of the largest trail systems in the East with nearly 40 trails and 1,500 vertical feet of descent, the park has something to offer everyone. Full schedule, trail map and details after the break.
MOAB, UT – The 2015 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 6 through 8 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its fifth “official” year run by Poison Spider (the event was previously a Yeti Cycles spring demo)—is gaining momentum as an annual tradition kicking off the mountain bike season for Moab area riders as well as those from Colorado’s high country and other regions who believe Old Man Winter has overstayed his welcome.