Whistler, BC – First Lift-Accessed Mountain Bike Park in the World to Reach This Feat. Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. announced today that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park hosted its millionth unique rider on Friday, August 12th. The first lift-accessed mountain Bike Park in the world to reach this feat, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is in its twelfth season of operation and is considered the # 1 lift accessed mountain bike park in the world. To mark this auspicious occasion, a celebration was held at the base of the Fitzsimons Express chairlift, with a countdown to the lucky millionth visitor hosted by biking legend Brett Tippie.
Park City, UT – There’s more to Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, than great skiing and snowboarding. This summer, the resort is offering a number of off-season activities including mountain biking, ziplining, boating, hiking, miniature golf, dining and more.This month, Canyons introduced an all-new bike park located mid-mountain. In addition to a Skills Park area, the new mountain bike park will feature three different skill-level trails and be serviced by the High Meadow lift. The trails are designed to complement the existing network of cross-country trails throughout the resort. Information and lift tickets are available at Canyon Mountain Sports in the Resort Village.
Mount Snow, VT – The Eastern States Cup Downhill Regional Championship Mountain Bike Race Series visits Vermont and Mount Snow for the final time in 2011. The August 21st race will be the fourth and final race of the USA Cycling Vermont State Downhill Championships and the eighth ESC event of 2011.
Aspen Snowmass, CO – Aug. 13, 2011 – Aspen Passholder Appreciation Day at Snowmass. All 2010-2011 season passholders and 2011 full summer passholders will receive a free bike haul pass* and Snowmass lift access for that day. In addition, each passholder can bring a friend or family member along for free. There will be free downhill mountain bike tours and tips** with Snowmass bike pros at 10:30 and 1:30. Bike pros will lead 60 to 90-minute tours highlighting the new trails and giving tips on the best downhill riding techniques. Tour groups will be divided by ability level. Space will be available on a first come first served basis and numbers will be limited.
The 2nd annual Red Bull Final Descent series, a mountain biking challenge that pushes riders to the brink and back over some of the most technically challenging terrain in North America, returns this year with more riders, more competition, and more mountain.
Panorama, BC – Panorama Mountain Village hosted the final race of the 2011 Canada Cup downhill series, also a BC Cup mountain bike race, under beautiful blue skies and in front of cheering supporters. One hundred and ninety two entries ranged from first time "Citizen" category racers to last weekend's Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Andrew Mitchell, who competed in the "Elite" category.
WHO: Solo, Duo and Team riders, competing in Pro & Expert divisions, will push the limits in this 12-hour MTB downhill challenge. Riders can enter one event or ride all three stops in the series.
WHAT: The 2nd annual Red Bull Final Descent series, a mountain biking challenge that pushes riders to the brink and back over some of the most technically challenging terrain in North America, returns this year with more riders, more competition, and more mountain.