Discovery Bike Park, MT – While riding in Big Sky, everyone was telling to check out the Disco Bike Park. It was on my way to Whitefish, MT so I decided I would make the stop. Located near a Philipsburg, MT it was at a small local mountain called Discovery. To reach the bike park you take an old logging road to the backside of the resort. It has a parking area where the bikers circle the wagons for a day of riding. There is no electricity so the chair lift runs on diesel. Just based on the access to this place, I knew it was gonna be a sick park!
The term "Big" does not convey the type of riding you'll encounter at Big Sky Bike Park. The terrain is steep, loose, and unforgiving. Exactly what the majority of us gravity hungry riders are constantly seeking. Within the first couple of runs, the mountain had already devoured a pair of brake pads and the early season symptoms of hand pump had returned.
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.
Santa Monica, CA – Around the campfires at last year's Red Bull Rampage, competitors and spectators alike talked about the "good old rampage days," and eventually, someone would always chime in about how Red Bull should bring back the old Rampage with its' raw lines and natural terrain.
Santa Monica, CA – No one's talking. At least not yet. But we've all heard the rumors that things are getting changed up a bit for the 2014 Red Bull Rampage, coming up this September in the Utah desert.
Whistler, BC – August 14, 2014 – An afternoon of whips, trains and stoke has wrapped on Crabapple Hits, and a new King has been crowned at the Official Whip-Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler. 14-year-old Finn Iles finished the day with a cheque for $2000 and the respect of riders, industry and fans.
Whitefish, MT – Just over one year after its completion, Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Kashmir Trail has been named a model “Flow Trail” by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Once a year, IMBA recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations with the IMBA Model Trail awards which encompass Epics, Ride Centers, Flow Trails and Community Bike Parks.
Whistler, BC – August 11, 2014 – Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb today announced their decision to invite 14-year-old local athlete Finn Iles to compete in the Official Whip-Off World Championships coming up this Thursday, August 14.