KILLINGTON, VT – Killington Bike Park opens this Friday, June 26, for the summer of 2015 and returns to the MTBparks Pass program with a free lift ticket. This Beast of the East will begin loading bikes on the K-1 Express Gondola Friday at noon, giving riders access to 1,700-feet of Vermont vert.
GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR – Round three of the NW Cup brought nearly 200 racers to the doorstep of Mt. Hood, where they were greeted by favorable weather, unseasonably early flowers, and one of the best backdrops around. The terrain at Skibowl's mountain bike park has a lot to offer. Including steeps, high speed turns, and rowdy rock gardens that were made even more challenging by dry and dusty conditions over the weekend.
FRANKLIN, WI – Mike Zimmerman is a business man. He's made millions through starting, growing and selling health-care consulting firms. He knows how to make a buck and learned the value of crunching numbers early on. At just 17, he took a junior consultant role with his father's company, traveling to hospitals, performing accounting audits and figuring how to make them more profitable. He's doubled his own investments many times over.
ROSSLAND, BC – Alright, maybe it doesn't have anything to do with an actual bike park, but this short edit of 10-year-old Bodhi Kuhn sending gaps in British Columbia is just too good not to share. Bodhi bombs Joy Division, a jump line on Woopidydoo in Rossland, BC, looking super smooth and finishing with a 30-foot stepdown road gap. Even the camera man, aka dad, was audibly impressed, letting out a "Yeee-haw!"
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The dust settled, literally, on course at Angel Fire Bike Park Sunday evening over what was a perfect weekend of downhill racing. Riders celebrated together at the base of the mountain, gathered for awards then packed up to head home. The Chile Challenge Pro GRT brought over 200 racers into town from around the country to a course that showcased a bit of everything the mountain has to offer.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – It was a rad day on the hill as racers pushed themselves yet even further for the last time on the old World Cup track during finals at the Angel Fire Bike Park Chille Challenge Pro GRT. Times dipped below 4 minutes after having the top qualifier sitting at 4:03 yesterday.
NEWRY, ME – Sunday River Bike Park opens this Thursday, June 25, for the summer of 2015 and joins the MTBparks Pass program with a free lift ticket for members plus 50% off in you bring a friend. Over the last few years the park crew has been hard at work adding new trails and creating machine-built terrain including jumps, berms, and flow trails, and adding log and bridge work.
FRANKLIN, WI – The Rock Sports Complex announced today via its Facebook page that it will no longer offer lift served downhill mountain biking. The sports complex wrote, "The current business model doesn't support itself, nor does it offer the surrounding MTB community an option that best reflects the type of ridership in the Metro Milwaukee area."
ANGEL FIRE, NM – First day of practice for the Angelfire GRT started early and everyone was eager to tackle the 2005 World Cup course. Though slightly smoothed out, the long rock gardens proved to be a challenge as far as keeping speed throughout. The OG road gaps looked to be intimidating, but it seemed no one wiped out there.