Virgin, UT – Watch Szymon Godziek's first run from the qualifying round of Red Bull Rampage 2014. Coming into Red Bull Rampage, many freeride fans were curious about Szymon Godziek’s ability to transpose his slopestyle skills to big mountain riding. While the Polish rider may have been a bit tentative at the top of his line (seen in the video above), his backflip over the intimidating canyon gap is an undeniable testament to his talent.
Virgin, UT – As practice comes to a close for athletes competing in the biggest mountain biking competition of the year, Red Bull Media releases the final episode in the Road to Rampage series. Watch as Kyle Strait, Tom VanSteenBergen and Andreau Lacondeguy work their way to the mother land that is Virgin, UT.
Virgin, UT – Rampage riders and builders have been hard at work putting shovel to dirt on this year's new zone. Having been on site to see what's happening, MTBparks.com reports this year's lines are shapping up to be some of the best for 2014's Book of Gnar.
Mammoth, CA – Sept. 25, 2014 – USA Cycling announced Thursday that the 2015 USA Cycling Cross-Country and Enduro National Championships will move from Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Ore., to Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Virgin, UT – Makken Haugen sends it deep on his first run at the massive GoPro Step Down. “It’s not the smartest thing, contest wise, to start with the biggest objects on the line,” says Haugen, “but I just wanted to get it over with.”
Virgin, UT – Local ripper Lorin Whitaker is helping riders out with trail building at Rampage this year. He stopped by the MTBparks.com #RedBullRampage headquarters yesterday to give us the lowdown on what's happening on site. Check out some great insider action, plus a few other goodies we found yesterday...
Summer is coming to a close and that means time has come to cast your vote for your favorite lift-served mountain bike parks of 2014. MTBparks.com is on the hunt once again to uncover all of North America's best bike parks, according to you, the riders. From the best flow trails to the best technical trails to the best ase area amenities and more, this is your chance to recognize the resorts that you love to ride.
Las Vegas, NV – For the last year MTBparks.com has been following the possible development of a lift-served bike park operation at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Meetings with Gravity Logic to determine the feasability have occurred, support from the local IMBA chapter is growing, and many other positive actions encouraging the development of trails on the mountain have been on the rise.
Grand Targhee, WY – The 5th Annual TVTAP Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival - presented by Teton Valley Trails And Pathways (TVTAP) runs Labor Day Weekend, August 29 through September 1, 2014 and brings to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park is the place to be this Labor Day Weekend when the mountain hosts the second annual Gravity Games & Brewfest. Yep, two of your favorite things wrapped up into one kick-ass weekend. Festivities include a whip-off and longjump competition, downhill racing, a free movie showing, a run for the world’s longest Boulder Dash train, and lots of tasty craft brew sampling. This may be just what you're looking for if you're still trying to decide what to do this weekend.
Mammoth Bike Park, CA – After setting a world record with his back flip drop at last year's Red Bull Rampage, Cam Zink hits the dirt again today at Mammoth Mountain to set yet another record. This time around he is going the distance.
MTBparks Staff Review: For the 2014 season I finally decided to purchase a neck brace. With more and more of them showing up at bike parks I figured they had to be doing something right. So I started doing some research looking for a simple brace in a median price range and decided I was going to skip the carbon option and go with a composite set up.