ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park announced the installation of 38 new quick-load triple-bike carriers on its Chile Express chairlift. The new carriers are an improvement in response to a common request among riders, according to Hogan Koesis, bike park director at Angel Fire Resort. The new system will hold three bikes per chair and will increase uplift capacity as well as more securely and safely carry bikes with less chance of scratching the top tubes.
KELLOGG, ID – Silver Mountain Bike Park will offer early-season riding on Memorial Day Weekend, a few weeks ahead of the previously announced June 13 opening date. The lift-served bike park, located just east of Coeur D'Alene in Kellogg, ID, plans a "sneak peek" of new features and trails with lifts running Saturday May 23 to Monday May 25.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today that it will open on May 2, 2015, two weeks ahead of the planned May 15 opening. The Fitzsimmons Zone—the lowest of three defined regions on the mountain—will be in full operation thanks to a lack of low-elevation snow, marking Whistler's earliest opening since 2005, when the same weekend fell on April 30.
WHISTLER, BC — In this short edit from Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Tristan Merrick from the park team explains how the Peak Zone and the Top of the World Trail are just the cherry on top of what is arguably the most famous bike park in the world.
MARS HILL, NC – Bailey Mountain Bike Park has announced it will open this summer as the first year-round resort dedicated entirely to downhill mountain biking in the United States. Plans for the resort include more than 30 trails, a lighted dual-slalom track for night riding, a chairlift, residential lots for sale within the property and onsite camping and rental cabins in addition to a full retail shop and concessions.
The popular VIDA MTB Series has announced its second Colorado stop of 2015, this time at Evolution Bike Park in Crested Butte. The VIDA MTB Series is an all-female clinic dedicated to creating and inspiring community among women who ride. What began as the Beti Allride Clinics in Keystone, CO, the VIDA MTB Series now hosts clinics in six states.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (MTBparks) – Bell Helmets opened voting today for the West Coast region of its Bell Built Grant trailbuilding contestin partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The contest awards a $100,000 trailbuilding grant to a proposed trail project. West Coast finalists include Sky Tavern Bike Park in Reno, NV; Exchequer Mountain Bike Park in Mariposa, CA; and Chutes and Ladders (Alsea Falls) in Alpine, OR.
JACKSON, WY – MTBparks.com announces the return of the MTBparks Pass for 2015 with free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 20 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
BASYE, VA — With summer and the promise of fresh dirt and new adventures just around the corner, some of last autumn's best rides continue to haunt us. In this 'Fall Finale' edit from Synaptic Visuals, we are reminded of the magic of the changing seasons as Reeves Hankins, Hayden Miller and Andrew DeVier-Scott make the most of their last laps at Bryce Bike Park.
JACKSON, WY – Last year, MTBparks.com launched the Riders’ Choice Awards via an online survey in an effort to identify the best North American bike parks—according to riders—in their respective regions. This year, while many resorts fiercely defended their rankings, other resorts worked hard to put themselves on the map or step up a notch or two.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Berkshire East Mountain Resort announced recently plans to construct Thunder Mountain, a new downhill mountain bike park, and has enlisted Whistler based Gravity Logic, Inc. The resort says it hopes to open to the public sometime in early July for the 2015 season with six new gravity trails totalling approximately 10 miles and dropping 1,000 feet of vert.
KELLOGG, ID — We're already dreaming of warm summer evenings and dark dirt in the Northwest, and watching Sky Schillhammer and Justin Bumgarner tear up Silver Mountain Bike Park, Riders' Choice Award Best in the Northwest winner, in this edit from Cameron Hotchkiss is doing nothing to alleviate that. Silver's June 6 opening day can't come soon enough.
WHISTLER, BC — Like many parts of North America this year, 2015 hasn't been anything to brag about when it comes to the white stuff north of the border. But even with a relatively dry spring, there's still a lot of work to do before Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be ready to ride, and it looks like park staff is hiring. Check out the full update from Whistler Mountain Bike Park manager Brian Finestone.
MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ— For the second year running, Mountain Creek Bike Park celebrated the change in seasons with its Transition Race on March 28. One part ski/board, one part bike, all gravity-fueled, the race is our kind of duathlon. Watch highlights of the on-snow shenanigans below.