MOAB, UT – The 2017 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 10 through 12 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its 7th “official” year run by Poison Spider (the event was previously a Yeti Cycles spring demo)—is gaining momentum as an annual tradition kicking off the mountain bike season in Moab.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has announced the 2nd annual Whistler Spring Classic Enduro on May 27 and 28, 2017. As the second stop on the six stop North American Enduro Tour (NAET) and also an Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier, the Whistler Spring Classic will feature a new two-day format and a $3,000 prize purse.
BASYE, VA – Bryce Bike Park has announced its 2017 Winter Bike Jam will be held Saturday, February 25, at 5 p.m. The race will feature a Le Mans start and heat format, and take racers down the Redeye ski slope through slalom style gates. The entirely on-snow course will feature berms, rollers and table-tops. Cost is $25 per person.
ROTORUA, NZ – It's still ski season in North America, but here's a "little" southern hemisphere stoke from New Zealand's Skyline Rotorua bike park. All too often we get caught up on having the latest bikes and gear, but in this video, 10-year-old Erice proves all you need to shred the gnar is a rigid kids bike with a coaster brake and reflectors.
MARSHALL, NC – North Carolina's year-round Bailey Mountain Bike Park has announced 'Gravity Academy,' a series of downhill skills clinics, with coach Chuck Pitts. Pitts, a professional downhill racer with more than three decades of experience, will guide riders through courses ranging from the DH 101 for beginners to Intro to Racing for those looking to take their riding to the competitive level.
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.