BASYE, VA – Virginia's Bryce Bike Park is kicking Old Man Winter to the curb sooner than expected and has announced a 2017 opening weekend of April 15 and 16. The park will be 100-percent open and operate on an early season schedule, weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until mid-June when regular season hours commence.
MTBparks is stoked to once again launch its Annual Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Survey! Five rider-voted Best Bike Parks will once again be crowned in each of eight regions across North America: Eastern Canada, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Northwest and Western Canada.
WHISTLER, BC – Jill Kintner (USA) proved the picture of dominant force in 2016. Kintner won more competitions than any athlete on the Crankworx World Tour—male or female—amassing a total of 1380 points, over 11 different competitions, and sweeping the pump track and dual slalom events, at all three World Tour stops, and in addition to winning some of the biggest events, like the Crankworx Rotorua DH.
SLINGER, WI – Little Switzerland Bike Park has announced its 2017 operating schedule. This freeride haven of the midwest is only open select Sundays throughout the summer, so be sure to double check dates before planning your trip, but this hidden gem is certainly worth checking out if you're in the Wisconsin area.
Women are taking to two wheels more than ever before—from the local pump track to World Cup downhill courses. Red Bull published its list of Mountain Biking's Five Fastest Females (see below), and we thought it was a killer list worth sharing, but thought we'd add a few of our own favorite lady shredders in honor of International Women's Day.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain continues to pioneer the possibilities for lift served fat biking, and the Frosted Fatty clebration last week continued the tradition with downill fat bike racing, dual slalom and even a cross-country race for the snow-loving massochists in the crowd. Scroll down to check out the highlights in video below.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park recently announced it will open May 19 for 2017, and will hold its two-day 'Demo Daze' festival Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28. The resort hopes to open with more than 60 miles of trail, and bikes from the likes of Yeti, Santa Cruz and YT Industries among others will be available during the subsequent festival.
OLIVER SPRINGS, TN – The new Windrock Bike Park will host the kick-off stop of the 2017 USA Cycling Pro GRT Wednesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 12. Opened to the public in 2017 by World Cup racer Neko Mulally, Windrock Bike Park features 2,150 feet of vertical drop on raw technicall terrain.
SUN VALLEY, ID – Fat bike racing returns to Sun Valley on Saturday, February 25, with the 3rd Annual Snowball Special Fat Bike race. This year, the race is a part of the Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series. All categories will race at 9:00 a.m. for either one loop (10.5 miles) or two loops (21 miles). Packet pickup and registration is Friday, Feb. 24 from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at Sawtooth Brewery. Participants may enter online for $40 until midnight. The entry fee increases to $50 on race day.