WOODBURY, CT – In its September, 2015 issue, Ski Area Management published a special report profiling Silver Mountain Bike Park and what it takes to build a successful bike park on a budget, guest authored by Don Stefanovich of MTBparks.com. Read the full report, "The Silver Standard: In-house expertise and a passion for mountain biking helped Silver Mountain, Idaho, build a viable summer business."
WHISTLER, BC – The iconic Dirt Merchant and A-Line in Whistler Mountain Bike Park flow pretty damn well, but Yoann Barelli's runs on a cyclocross bike just takes it to another level. Where's the hand-ups and waffles?
ANGEL FIRE, NM – With no fanfare, the mooring lines from my life in Texas were released and I set sail with my truck, my bike, an MTBparks Pass and not much else. A mountain bike tour of the Rockies was my broadcast message to everyone. Lessons in self-discipline and camping were to come. The highways served as canals to my target destinations. It was time to go off the edge of my personal map.
KEYSTONE, CO – We set Ross McDonald of MTB Mania on the loose with an MTBparks Pass to ride free at bike parks across the country as he made his way from the Southwest back to New England. His second stop, Keystone Bike Park, was voted two-time top-five winner for the Rocky Mountains in the Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards.
ALTA, WY – The 6th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival runs Labor Day Weekend, September 4 through September 7, 2015, and brings to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
JACKSON HOLE, WY - MTBparks.com—the most comprehensive online guide to North American bike parks—continues a banner second season for the MTBparks Pass, in which more than 30 mountain bike parks across the United States and Canada have joined the program to offer pass holders free lift tickets and a wide range of other deals for one low price. To celebrate, the site announced a Fall Ride Special promotion, giving riders access to the growing collection of North America’s Best Bike Parks participating in the 2015 MTBparks Pass program for only $99.
DAVIS, WV – The Gravity East Series makes its West Virginia debut at Timberline Bike Park Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6, 2015. Timberline, a completely new venue to the Gravity East Series, will provide racers with more than 1,000 feet of vertical and adds a fourth state to the downhill championship series.
ANGEL FIRE, NM –When Ross McDonald isn't busy chasing races for MTB Mania, he takes every opportunity ride his own bike. So when he embarked on a cross-country road trip from New Mexico to Massachusetts in his "down" time, he picked up an MTBparks Pass to ride free at bike parks along the way. His first stop, Angel Fire Bike Park, stop was voted two-time Best of the Southwest in the Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park has released the full schedule for the 2015 Gravity Games. On September 4, the 7th Annual Gravity Games will kick off with a free showing of unReal, and feature three days of races and contests including a chainless race, whip-off, photo scavenger hunt, long jump, bike jousting and more. Oh yeah, it also happens to coincide with the Bikes, Blues and Brews festival. Full details below.
When Jaymes Baassiri was laid off from his job as a wireline engineer on an oil field, he decided to take his severance, sell everything that didn't fit in his truck, buy an MTBparks Pass and set out for the summer of a lifetime. Although new to mountain biking, Jaymes was inspired by articles and videos of climbers living the nomadic "dirtbag" life. Armed with experience as a Navy vet who started writing and exploring in Lebanon, he began documenting his two-wheeled adventures as the 'Rocky Mountain Bedouin.'
KEYSTONE, CO – When we first got a look at what Keystone Bike Park had in store for the revamped TNT trail, we knew it was going to be good. While there are plenty of tech purists who were skeptical of Keystone introducing some machine built flow, we have to say that we think this looks like a great addition to this Rocky Mountain riding destination—berms, jumps and a massive wooden feature known as "The Yacht."
With the summer months dropping off the calendar one by one and the days growing shorter, many of us begin to go into bike park panic mode. In many parts of the country, even our local trails aren't accessible all year long, let alone the lift-served gravity goodness that has become a beacon of the summer months for those seeking a downhill fix.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Lindsey Runkel and Tyler Ryan were the first adaptive athletes to ride Thunder Mountain Bike Park this past weekend in custom hand bikes. "No one even hesitated or looked at me like I was in a wheelchair," says Runkel in the inspirational video.
ALTA, WY — The Seventh Annual Pierre's Hole at Grand Targhee is a wrap, and 100 miles later the victors emerged. Our hats are off to the athletes capable of spending an entire day in the saddle and not only surviving 100 miles (or the 100k and 50k options) at high-altitude in the dirt with knobby tires, but winning a competitve race like this.