Charlemont, MA - Thunder Mountain Bike Park will host the first annual Ride for Fives event supporting adaptive athletes this Saturday, October 7th. $10 of every bike park pass sold will be donated to the High Fives Foundation, who seeks to support action sports athletes who suffer life altering injuries. The foundation has already aided in the recovery of 159 athletes from 31 states.
DURANGO, CO –Purgatory Mountain Resort will close out 2017 this weekend, loading bikes Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. Purgatory will also celebrate Oktoberfest! Saturday with craft beer, great music, traditional German food and more.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park, rider-voted Best of the Southwest in MTBparks.com's annual Riders' Choice Awards, looks to round out the season with a bang with a day of bike filled fun. The 2017 Gravity Games will consist of a number of fun events including a whip-off and long jump competition. The games will also consist of the the final event in the Fire 5 Downhill series.
WEST DOVER, VT - Mount Snow is hosting its 20th annual Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music; but throw in kids games, pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous “schnitzel toss” and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family!
Growing up in the Midwest, and experiencing the struggle we had to find "Downhill" mountain biking, where the only uplift was a beefed up F-350 with tow ropes on the back, I always love having the opportunity to come back and see how far lift-accessed biking has progressed in the upper Midwest. We made a trip in early September to sample some of the bike parks offered on our MTBParks Pass. We would first drive up to Duluth, MN, stopping in Red Wing first to sample some trails, then up the south shore of Lake Superior to Bayfield, WI. Lastly, we would shoot South to Little Switzerland just outside of Milwaukee.
BARTLETT, NH –Attitash Bike Park will celebrate the end of the 2017 season with a long three-day weekend, loading bikes on the chair Saturday, October 7, through Monday, October 9 while also hosting Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday.
WINTER PARK, CO – Trestle Bike Park will load its last chair of 2017 this Monday, October 1. Trestle will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, with its closing weekend event, "Hops and Handlebars," which serves as the first stop of the Colorado Slopestyle Championship. It will also be the last opportunity for the season to ride Trestle's newest expert jump trail, 36th Chamber.
SNOWSHOE, WV – Claiming the Number One spot in this year's Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards and nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, Snowshoe Bike Park will finish out the season this weekend with lifts open Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't miss your chance to catch the new Big Ash Jump Line that just opened last weekend.
GRANBY, CO – Bike Granby Ranch will load its last chair of 2017 this weekend with chairs running Friday through Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Saturday will bring Octoberfest to Bike Granby Ranch from 11 am - 5 pm.
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO – Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you can't still shred. Snowmass Bike Park is open for ONE more weekend with the Gondola open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm and the chairlift running 10 am -3 pm.