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.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park will close for the season this Sunday, November 15. If you haven't ridden New England's latest lift-served downhill bike park, it's not too late to ride free with your 2015 MTBparks Pass.
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.
Northfield, NH – Winter is nipping at our tires everywhere. Killington, Mammoth, Sunday River and many other resorts have already made the transition and have kicked off ski season, while many other resorts are slated to open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire is still offering riders the chance to get a few more days of lift-served shredding in before calling it for the 2015 season.
MARSHALL, NC — Bailey Mountain Bike Park announced it will host its first "Ladies Takeover" this Sunday, November 8. The year-round North Carolina downhill mountain bike park announced that women would be given preference on the day's shuttle reservations, but men are able to get on a wait list in the event the women's slots aren't filled.
Boulder City, NV – The 2016 Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon Bike Park kicks off this season with the Thanksgiving weekend Gravity Fest, an event inspired by local Bootleg Canyon legend Brent Thomson. Brent was the man who initially brought mountain biking to life at Bootleg Canyon, and founded "The Gathering," drawing riders from all over the country to ride Southern Nevada's epic desert trails.
VERNON, NJ – This Saturday, October 24, marks the final chance for ladies to take advantage of Mountain Creek Bike Park's Women's Ride Day. Join 3X World Master's Downhill Champion and IMBA Certified Instructor Kathi Krause and her Dirt, Rock N Root team to meet likeminded female riders and take your downhill riding to the next level. Mountain Creek Bike Park offers participants discounts on lift tickets and rentals for the event.
Sweetgrass Productions returns to the screen with Darklight, a film that pushes the creative boundaries of action sports cinema while delivering viewers into a world of impressive light and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is the third collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrand and Wållgren.
The East is on fire with the color of the changing leaves and snow is starting to make its mark on ski hills everywhere. With the not so subtle hint of winter in the air, you may be tempted to hang up the bikes and tune the skis—but there's still plenty of opportunities left to shred! Take a minute to check out our handy guide for to planning out the rest of bike park season, and beyond, with our final look at where you can still get a gravity fix in the East.
VIRGIN, UT — As if his line choice at Rampage wasn't enough to make him nervous, Kyle Norbraten had an even bigger finish planned with an unprecedented wedding proposal at the end of his run. Norbs, well known for his time with the Coastal Crew and saving Whistler Mountain Bike Park from rollerbladers, took the plunge and proposed to his girlfriend after crossing the finish line on his final run. She said yes, by the way.
VIRGIN, UT – Without a practice day in between thanks to an advanced inclement weater schedule, the 2015 Red Bull Rampage carried Thursday's qualifier momentum into Friday's finals. This year's runs were a mix of high-caliber big, steep and technical lines down the vertical faces of Virgin's red-walled canyons and larger than life moves over the massively sculpted hits. When the red dust settled, Lacondeguy and Agassiz finished in second and third respectively despite bowing out of second runs due to high winds, and Sorge's 96.5 was the highest score in Rampage history, giving him the top spot on the…
MOAB, UT – The 10th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike and Film Festival is set to kick off October 22 through 25, and the official course maps and stage info for the enduro has just been revealed. The enduro enduro Enduro Race will be held entirely on the Amasa Back trail system! Yeow! Race stages will include Lower Ahab, and Old School Amasa Back.
VIRGIN, UT — Graham Agassiz stands on the top box at the end of qualifiers for the third year in a row at Red Bull Rampage. Aggy took the top spot with a highly technical run, the culmination of six days of digging, scoping and planning. Antoine Bizet and Tyler McCaul were hot on his heels taking second and third qualifying spots respectively, T-Mac making his return after missing last year's competition due to injury. This year's line choices seem to favor steep and technical, and Friday's finals should certainly deliver on all fronts. Will this finally be Aggy's year…
VIRGIN, UT — Due to heavy rains and thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, the Red Bull Rampage finals have officially been rescheduled from Saturday to Friday. Red Bull says the change was necessary "to ensure the best and safest possible conditions for both competitors and spectators." Full schedule below.