Jackson Hole, WY — On Saturday, June 30th Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be hosting a “FreeForAll” to celebrate the completion of the JH Bike Park. FREE Bike Park access, FREE Bike Demos and Rentals, Buy 1 taco and get 1 FREE, a live DJ, and The Red Bull Wings Girls, from 1pm until 6pm!
Big Sky, MT — MtbParks is excited to announce the news that we've all been waiting for at Big Sky. Downhill biking will return to Lone Peak via the Swift Current chairlift for the 2012 season! If you've never been to Big Sky, just know that this is an exciting decision and you'll have many longer, more varied terrain to ride than the trails they offered on Andesite Mountain.
Kicking Horse, BC — Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and SE Racing & Promotions have scheduled the Western Open for August 5th 2012. Last summer KHMR was the host of Western Open and set a staggering precedent for future circuit downhill races. The re-worked Pioneer Race Course proved challenges to experienced racers and thrilled spectators. Moving with the momentum of last year’s unique event, the 2012 race will embody... similar course elements with the addition of further resort animation and secondary celebration events in the plaza.
Silver Star, BC — Early morning it looked like Mother Nature would be kind on the first day of Silver Star’s 2012 Bonus Weekend, however it didn’t last long. At 10:45 a.m. the first lightning crack was spotted and the Resort had to clear and shut down the Comet Six-pack lift until the thunder and lightning had cleared the area.
Fernie, BC — Fernie Alpine Resort is the little bike park that could; conceived in the early days of gravity riding, this park has been slowly built up over the seasons and now features 37 immaculately maintained trails of varying difficulty and riding styles. Trail gnomes, you ask? No, the Bike Park Trail Crew, a group of highly skilled and very committed Fernie Alpine Resort employees, dedicated to constantly upgrading and buffing all the trails on the mountain.
Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC — The Canadian stop of the Rockyroads UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano at Mont-Ste-Anne, Quebec, concluded on Sunday with the ever-popular Downhill. Two riders confirmed their dominance, with Rachel Atherton (GT Factory) winning the women's competition, while Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) took the men's.
Granby Ranch, CO — The Triple DHip is back! This lift-served, 3G-formatted mountain bike stage race is open to all riders, including professionals and amateurs. Racers will compete on three separate race courses at Bike Granby Ranch (formerly SolVista Basin), home of the USA Cycling National Mountain Biking Championships in 2009 and 2010. The prize purse is $2000.
Northstar, CA — The winter snow that took forever to arrive has finally melted and made way for Northstar's announcement that is it completely open for Summer 2012 operations. Heading to Tahoe and not sure where to start? The Northstar Bike Academy's Bike 101 package is the perfect introduction to downhill mountain biking. For the more advanced riders, make sure to check out their signature trail, LiveWire, the first fully-irrigated mountain bike trail. Rad!
Highland Bike Park, NH — Highland Mountain Bike Park is deep in the trenches getting ready for the coveted Claymore Challenge, a Gold level stop on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour. The Claymore is set for July 18-21, 2012 with the Teva Best Trick going down on Friday night under the lights and the finals kicking off on Saturday afternoon.