JACKSON, WY – Now in its third year, the MTBparks.com Riders’ Choice Awards survey carries with it an undeniable momentum, and for us, has become an official start to the summer riding season. This year, with increased participation and some surprising rankings, we found ourselves watching the top spots change constantly in the 11th hour as the final flood of votes poured in; it’s become our Super Bowl. And then on Super Tuesday, as we compiled the results while much of the country kicked off a heated election season, we couldn’t help but draw parallels to our nation’s politics.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Downhill mountain biking kicks off Saturday, April 30, for the newly crowned Beast of the Northeast when Thunder Mountain Bike Park fires up the lift for 2016 summer operations. With Gravity Logic at the helm, Berkshire East’s new bike park offers up singletrack smiles for miles with a mix of machine built flow, as well as its share of roots and rocks and dare we even say, East Coast loam.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Downhill mountain biking kicks off Thursday, May 19*, for the Best of the Southwest when Angel Fire Bike Park fires up the lift for 2016 summer operations. Angel Fire boasts a summit elevation of nearly 11,000 feet just below a dormant volcano, offering a truly unique riding destination in Northern New Mexico.
WHISTLER, BC – When Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced its $345-million 'Renaissance' expansion plan last week, the fact that it would include 31 miles of new trails caught our attention, but details were vague at best. Whistler has now released the specifics of the first phase of a five-year plan, including the number of new trails and what they might look like.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park has announced a new downhill race series for the 2016 season. 'Fire 5' will consist of—you guesssed it—five races over the course of the summer. Full details below. Angel Fire Bike Park opens May 12.