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.
Winter Park, CO – Aug. 2, 2011 – The third day of competition at 2011 Crankworx Colorado at Winter Park Resort's Trestle Bike Park was nothing short of spectacular. The Cross Country mountain bike race started the day testing the strength and endurance of men and women of all abilities. By 1:00pm, spectators began pouring in around the slopestyle course, designed for optimal visual impact, as the best freeride athletes took their turn during the Slopestyle Finals. Though the sun provided blue skies, the wind played a factor, causing delays and challenges during Finals and Super Finals. Finally, the day wrapped with guests and athletes surrounding the Village Pond for the second Intergalactic Pond Crossing Championships. As expected, Saturday was a fan favorite at 2011 Crankworx Colorado.
Ushering in the Next Generation of Mountain Bikers
Before you learn how to launch rock drops, you have to know have to rail a turn. Mammoth Mountain has a reputation for some of the best big hit mountain bike terrain around. Although they’re still adding to freeride options, the Park Crew has spent plenty of time on beginner and intermediate terrain this summer.
Angel Fire, NM – July 23, 2011 – Angel Fire Bike Park Presents the 2nd Annual Freeride Festival, Friday August 19th, Saturday August 20th ,and Sunday August 21st. To participate in Freeride Festival activities you must show a valid full-day bike park ticket or a 2011 Gravity Pass.Participants must register, sign event waiver and get a wristband at Freeride Festival Booth located outside the Ticket Office.