BOULDER CITY, NV – The USA Cycling Nevada State Championships kicked off the Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon MTB Park this past weekend, and as always, our friends at Mountain Bike Mania were there to capture the carnage. Scroll down to watch the video.
NORTHFIELD, NH – Highland Mountain Bike Park has announced that it will hold its first ever 'Winter Woolly," a fat-bike festival with a downhill twist, on Saturday, February 11. Working in conjunction with local advocacy group MTBVT, the Highland team is hosting an event that includes organized group rides, a demo loop and yes, even lift-served downhill laps and a downhill fat bike race.
VALDEZ, AK – The Second Annual Chugach Fatbike Bash returns to Valdez March 1 through 5, 2017, and will mark the debut of the World Fat Freeride Championship. You heard that right—freeriding fat bikes in Alaska. The event will also feature a fat bike 'rodeo,' cross-country race and a 'Big Air, Big Splash' event sending riders hurtling into the frigid waters of the Prince William Sound.
BOULDER CITY, NV – The USA Cycling Nevada State Championships will kick-off the Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon MTB Park January 13 and 15. The first event in the three-part winter series will crown USAC State Champions in downhill, super-D and dual slalom to the top three in each category/age bracket.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain made history last year when it not only allowed fat bikes on ski slopes, but started loading them on the chairlift alongside skiers. After a successful first season, Fatbike Sundays are back from January 8 through the end of the season, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain has announced its second annual winter downhill fat bike race, the 'Frosted Fatty,' will return to the mountain March 4 and 5, 2017. The two-day winter bike festival will include demos, live music and even a cross-country race in addition to the downhill race and offer more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Depending on your perspective, 2016 may have been a smoldering dumpster fire or just another year falling unnoticed off the calendar. Seemingly more public figures passed away than any year in recent memory, and unfortunately the sport of mountain biking was not exempt from untimely loss. And we won't get political, but that end of the spectrum was also interesting to say the least. But there was also a lot of good times, big news and exciting moments in the world of bike parks.
DEC. 23, 2016 – The Enduro World Series has announced its 2017 qualifying events and new EWS Challenger events. Forty qualifying events will take place around the globe, including North American stops at Angel Fire, NM; Mammoth, CA; Killington, VT; Snowshoe, WV and Burke, VT.
HAWLEY, MA – Visitors to Thunder Mountain Bike Park will have more trail riding options in the region soon. The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Partner plan to open 15-mile Single-Track Trail Network at Dubuque State Forest in Hawley, MA, approximately 20 minutes from Thunder Mountain's Charlemont home at Berkshire East Resort.
GRANBY, CO – Bike Granby Ranch will host its second annual Granby Ranch Meltdown race series beginning January 28, 2017. No word yet on official courses, but last year's race took competitors down Dragon Lady, a trail groomed for the race with snow berms, rollers jumps and other features.
MTBparks.com announces the return of the MTBparks Pass for 2017 offering members free lift tickets, discounts and deals at many of North America's Best Bike Parks. With more than 25 resorts and other partners confirmed so far—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is officially the best value available in resort riding.
WHISTLER, BC – In a short video from from TELUS Optik Local, Logan Peat shares his story of living and training with legendary slopestyle athlete Brandon Semenuk and what it takes to get on the podium at the legendary Red Bull Joyride held every year during Crankworx at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
MARSHALL, NC — Bailey Mountain Bike Park will host its fourth "Ladies Takeover" Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The year-round North Carolina downhill mountain bike park said 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.
KELOWNA, BC – Big White Ski Resort recently announced it has begun construction and plans to open Bike Big White, a new lift-served bike park, in 2017. The resort says to expect "a world-class, lift-served mountain bike trail network with hundredss of acres of gravity fed trails, terrain parks, pump tracks and freestyle training facilities."