It's that time of year. Your social media feeds are likely full of autumn colors from riding camarades and at the same time, powder pics from resorts already pushing ski passes. But if you're like us, you're looking to get the most bike park laps possible before the lifts stop loading bikes. And with more bike parks than ever before operating long into October (and November), it's all time fall time for some of the best laps of the season.
DONNELLY, ID – Tamarack Bike Park may have closed for the season, but your last chance to ride the lifts will be when the Idaho Enduro Series invades Tamarack on Saturday, September 24, making it the only lift-assisted race in the series.
SNOWSHOE, WV – Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park is hosting its third and final championship race in its gravity series Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The two race event will be held on the resort's basin side. Details and video below.
KELLOGG, ID – Silver Mountain Bike Park will hosting its annual end of season Silveroxx festival of races and events Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25. The weekend includes the final race in the Silver Race Series, as well as plenty of other races, events, rides, contests and other shenanigans. Check out the full details below. Silver Mountain Bike Park closes for the season October 2.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – The Rocky Mountains are on fire with golden aspens, and the end of bike park season is near. Steamboat Bike Park will be among those to end the season this weekend, loading the gondola from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR – Skibowl Bike Park at Mt. Hood will open for a night session Friday, September 23, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. making it quite possibly the first lift-served bike park in North America to do so.
WINTER PARK, CO – Trestle Bike Park will call 2016 a wrap this weekend, closing the season out with its "Hops and Handlebars" festival on Saturday, September 24. The bike park will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Derailer Bar on Saturday.
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA — The 2016 Kamikaze Bike Games at Mammoth Mountain kick off this Thursday and will mark the second to last weekend of bike park operations. Now in the fourth year of its modern incarnation, the event will take place Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18, and feature Dual Slalom, Cross Country, Enduro (part of the California Enduro Series), Pro GRT Downhill and more. The original Kamikaze games ended in 2001.
KILLINGTON, VT – Due to an upcomming Spartan Race held at the resort, Killington Bike Park will temporarily limit chairlift access for bikes. Beginning today, September 15, the Ramshead and K1 Gondola will be closed to bikes until Wednesday, September 21.