VIRGIN, UT – Red Bull Rampage – the contest that puts the “mountain” back in mountain biking returns to network TV for the 10th Edition of the world’s premier freeride event. All disciplines of riders including downhill, slopestyle and freeride mountain bike athletes converge on the demanding terrain of Virgin, Utah to compete for glory and bragging rights in one of the biggest tests of skill and guts in the world.
SLINGER, WI — While it may be winter in some parts of the country, the mid-west has been experiencing an unusually warm weather pattern over the course of the last few weeks. But instead of shutting down operations due to lack of snow, the crew at Little Switzerland Bike Park in Wisconsin have announced plans to open for downhill mountain biking this weekend.
"Whoah!!! We're going into insane mode!!!" One of our favorite things about watching UCI World Cup downhill mountain bike racing is riding along with Swiss-born Claudio Caluori on his entertaining course previews. The Gstaad-Scott team manager, with years of racing experience of his own, takes on each World Cup track blindly, without practice, ensuring great commentary every time.
CHARLEMONT, MA — Thunder Mountain Bike Park loaded the last chair of its inaugural season this weekend, marking an end to Berkshire East's first summer as Massachusetts' first downhill mountain bike destination. The lift that carried that last chair—and downhill mountain bikers throughout the season—is a bit unique. Take a look at the technology behind the economically viable and environmentally sustainable Sky Trac Quad.
BOULDER CITY, NV – Better known for the Hoover Dam that lies on the outskirts of town separating the Nevada and Arizona state lines, this sleepy desert hamlet situated only a short jaunt from the Las Vegas strip also happens to be a hotbed of outdoor activity, particularly mountain biking. And in the winter months, just when the chairlifts in mountain towns switch gears for ski season, the mercury drops in the desert and this sleepy town becomes the best winter downhill destination in the West.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park will close for the season this Sunday, November 15. If you haven't ridden New England's latest lift-served downhill bike park, it's not too late to ride free with your 2015 MTBparks Pass.
Northfield, NH – Winter is nipping at our tires everywhere. Killington, Mammoth, Sunday River and many other resorts have already made the transition and have kicked off ski season, while many other resorts are slated to open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire is still offering riders the chance to get a few more days of lift-served shredding in before calling it for the 2015 season.
MARSHALL, NC — Bailey Mountain Bike Park announced it will host its first "Ladies Takeover" this Sunday, November 8. The year-round North Carolina downhill mountain bike park announced that women would be given preference on the day's shuttle reservations, but men are able to get on a wait list in the event the women's slots aren't filled.
Boulder City, NV – The 2016 Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon Bike Park kicks off this season with the Thanksgiving weekend Gravity Fest, an event inspired by local Bootleg Canyon legend Brent Thomson. Brent was the man who initially brought mountain biking to life at Bootleg Canyon, and founded "The Gathering," drawing riders from all over the country to ride Southern Nevada's epic desert trails.
VERNON, NJ – This Saturday, October 24, marks the final chance for ladies to take advantage of Mountain Creek Bike Park's Women's Ride Day. Join 3X World Master's Downhill Champion and IMBA Certified Instructor Kathi Krause and her Dirt, Rock N Root team to meet likeminded female riders and take your downhill riding to the next level. Mountain Creek Bike Park offers participants discounts on lift tickets and rentals for the event.