It’s that time of year again—we’re launching the Annual Best Bike Parks Survey! Five rider-voted Best Bike Parks will once again be crowned in each of eight regions across North America: Eastern Canada, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Northwest and Western Canada.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park announced its 2016 opening day ceremonies via a Facebook Event. The two-time rider voted "Best in the Southwest" will fire up its lifts on Thursday, May 12 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and hat giveaway.
BOULDER CITY, NV – The 2016 Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon is underway, and now that the dust has settled from the Nevada State DH Championships weekend, it's time to take a look at the standings in the DVO Emerald Cup Team Challenge.
Today our sport lost an athlete, an ambassador, a pioneer – and to many – a friend. Kelly McGarry has passed away in Queenstown, NZ. “McGazza” was riding at Skyline Queenstown on the Ben Lomond trail, which is accessed from the Skyline Gondola when he apparantly collapsed on the trail.
Well known for introducing the neck brace which is now an industry standard for gravity riders, Leatt is no stranger to the protection game. But far beyond the brace that the brand’s name has become synonymous with, Leatt has a full line of body armor and protection, and we were pretty stoked to try the 3DF Hybrid Knee Guard when we first got a look at it during Interbike.
MARS HILL, NC – Is your New Year's Resolution to ride your bike more? Then you might want to consider kicking off the new year at Bailey Mountain Bike Park this weekend. In case you missed the news, Bailey Mountain Bike Park has recently expanded their operating schedule to include Fridays to the bike park's weekend operations.
WINDHAM, NY — For the second time in December, MTBparks.com checks in with a report of lift access biking returning to the mountains in another winter-starved region of the United States. This week's report comes from Windham Mountain Bike Park in New York.
VIRGIN, UT – Red Bull Rampage – the contest that puts the “mountain” back in mountain biking returns to network TV for the 10th Edition of the world’s premier freeride event. All disciplines of riders including downhill, slopestyle and freeride mountain bike athletes converge on the demanding terrain of Virgin, Utah to compete for glory and bragging rights in one of the biggest tests of skill and guts in the world.
SLINGER, WI — While it may be winter in some parts of the country, the mid-west has been experiencing an unusually warm weather pattern over the course of the last few weeks. But instead of shutting down operations due to lack of snow, the crew at Little Switzerland Bike Park in Wisconsin have announced plans to open for downhill mountain biking this weekend.
"Whoah!!! We're going into insane mode!!!" One of our favorite things about watching UCI World Cup downhill mountain bike racing is riding along with Swiss-born Claudio Caluori on his entertaining course previews. The Gstaad-Scott team manager, with years of racing experience of his own, takes on each World Cup track blindly, without practice, ensuring great commentary every time.
CHARLEMONT, MA — Thunder Mountain Bike Park loaded the last chair of its inaugural season this weekend, marking an end to Berkshire East's first summer as Massachusetts' first downhill mountain bike destination. The lift that carried that last chair—and downhill mountain bikers throughout the season—is a bit unique. Take a look at the technology behind the economically viable and environmentally sustainable Sky Trac Quad.
BOULDER CITY, NV – Better known for the Hoover Dam that lies on the outskirts of town separating the Nevada and Arizona state lines, this sleepy desert hamlet situated only a short jaunt from the Las Vegas strip also happens to be a hotbed of outdoor activity, particularly mountain biking. And in the winter months, just when the chairlifts in mountain towns switch gears for ski season, the mercury drops in the desert and this sleepy town becomes the best winter downhill destination in the West.