MOAB, UT – The 2015 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 6 through 8 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its fifth “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 for Moab area riders as well as those from Colorado’s high country and other regions who believe Old Man Winter has overstayed his welcome.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO — At the end of last summer, Whistler-based based Gravity Logic, Inc., unveiled the Flying Diamond trail, a new masterpiece of sculpted soil at Steamboat Bike Park. By the time we were teased with this video, the lifts had stopped spinning, but it's definitely on our 2015 bike-it list.
GRAND TARGHEE, WY — Grand Targhee's bike park never really closes, even during ski season. The resort is one of the first to offer an extensive network of groomed, snowpacked singletrack for winter riding, helping it gain traction (pun intended) as the lift-served fat bike capital of the good ol' USA. The crew from 45NRTH discovered this for themselves on a recent trip to Targhee, and filmed this shredit of Evan Simula putting the Flowbeist and Dunderbiest tires through their paces.
HIGHLAND, NH — Aaron Chase sessions Highland Bike Park amidst the muck and mire of a New England winter aboard the Pivot Cycles LES Fat. Pivot used the video to announce the release of the LES Fat, its entry into to the big tire arena. The LES Fat accomodates up to a 5-inch tire on 27.5 or 29-inch traditional wheelsets.
As the days grow longer and the mercury rises, the white stuff begins to melt into the sort of primordial muck that makes snaggletoothed Englishmen into the stuff of legend (I’m looking at you, Danny Hart). But that too will soon give way to the tack and loam that only exist in magical fleeting moments upon the calendar or after a summer rain—the sort of dirt that allows any of us ride like gods, offering Velcro-like grip regardless of how on point our cornering skills are after a winter spent hibernating on the sofa. No one will believe how perfectly you roosted that first turn—no one. But until those perfect days are upon us, here are some early spring riding events and races in (mostly) dry and warm destinations to get you riding long before the nostril faucets stop dripping.
BOULDER CITY, NV–While the snow may just be starting to melt at most lift-served resorts around the country, downhill racing's winter season is winding down at the infamous Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park just miles outside of Sin City. The 2015 Winter Gravity series comes to a close with Reaper Madness Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15. Reaper Madness will feature Downhill, Super D, Dual Slalom and Chainless races.
Join MTBparks.com for a special pit party and BBQ following the races—just look for the MTBparks tent!
WHISTLER, BC. Feb. 19, 2015– The winners of the Pinkbike 2014 Game Changer of the Year Award are ready to shake up gravity mountain biking with the launch of the Crankworx World Tour. Read the full press release below.
NELSON, BC – Retallack Lodge recently announced its June 2014 tenure approval for commercial mountain bike operations on 1.5 million acres totaling over more than 2,278 square miles (5,900 square kilometers), expanding on the resort’s existing tenure granted in April 2011.
“Now it’s game on,” said Mike Kinrade, Retallack Lodge director of mountain bike operations and professional freerider. “No crowds, tacky dirt, exclusive destination.”
PRESS RELEASE–The Eastern States Cup has just released its 2015 schedule and is looking strong this year with a full lineup including downhill, enduro, super-D and even tri events along the East Coast. See all of the Eastern States Cup 2015 events and details below.