The last few weeks have been a whilrwind of racing and events across North America, and we're back with another MTBparks.com Bike Park News Podcast to give you the run down of what you may have missed while you were out riding.
Steamboat Springs, CO – In the first weekend of the Enduro-X series at Stemboat Resort's Mountain Bike Park, the two-day, five-stage event winner was rightfully dominated by park manager Trevyn Newpher.
Silver Mountain, ID – Attention Ladies! Looking for a fun day of fine tuning your racing skills and riding with some of the raddest girls in the Inland Northwest? August 2, 2014 is your chance to pick up some quick tips on riding and race prep from two ladies who have raced downhill at the pro and world cup level!
Canyons Bike Park, UT – After an incredible day of racing, the third and final stop of the Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro took place at Canyons Resort on Saturday, July 19 as a stop on the North American Enduro Tour. Elite riders from across the world competed on 17. 2 miles of trail with 3,200 vertical descending feet of sharp switchbacks, off-camber rooty single track, and the bike park flow trail.
Mountain Creek, NJ – The Mountain Creek Bike Park welcomes Kathi Krause of Dirt Rock n Root Training for a three day women’s downhill mountain bike clinic this July 25-27, 2014. Kathi Krause began racing on the velodrome and worked her way through criteriums, road, cyclocross and cross country before finding her way to the Pro Downhill circuit.
Keystone, CO – The Keystone Bike Park played host to the third Big Mountain Enduro event and fourth stop of the North American Enduro Tour recently with six intense lift-served, BIG mountain stages on July 12 & 13. It's no secret that Keystone is home to some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US offering riders rock gardens, drops and high-speed features to keep them entertained throughout the weekend's stages.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC – The first ever Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series makes a stop at Kicking Horse's Crystal Bowl on July 20, 2014 to offer up some of the best riding within Kicking Horse Bike Park with 3 timed stages. The layout and stages will allow plenty of time for the crowd to enjoy the celebrations located at the resort base while cheering on the competitors.
Silver Mountain, ID – It ws a scorcher in Kellogg, ID last weekend as the Silver Mountain Series Downhill Race #3 took place. But that didn't stop more than 50 riders from showing up to turn in some fast times and see how they fared among other racers. As the temperatures rose, coolers filled with ice cold water and frozen popsicles kept everyone nice and cool while they waited for their shot on the course.
Beech Mountain, NC – July 7, 2014 – Beech Mountain Resort announced recently the addition of a new downhill mountain bike race series for 2014, supported by a team of sponsors, including Cane Creek, Skull Candy, Smith, Dakine, 661, One Industries, Magic Cycles, Giant, The Beech Mountain Brewing Co. and Shimano. The races will be held on three different weekends with roughly 100-200 downhill mountain bike riders expected to show up for each event.
Killington, VT – The POC Eastern States Cup has been loaded with great events this summer and the Killington Bike Park stop was no exception as the resort's downhill mountain bike race track for this 2014 season was anything but ordinary. This track is more or less 3/4 access road/mowed ski trails. It's blistering fast through the speed trap, with the fastest speed set at 45 mph.