LAS VEGAS, NV – By Friday, everyone in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center seems to be at about 3/4 throttle. After days of walking miles without ever being outside, late night parties, industry dinners and all sorts of stuff that stays in Vegas, the last day certainly leaves most feeling the weight of the week, but there's still plenty of gravity goodies to be found. Here's a few more of our favorites.
BOULDER CITY, NV – Between rain showers and gusting winds, Interbike's Outdoor Demo soldiered on. Normally hot and dry, even in September, most didn't seem to mind the unusual weather. We'll be getting more in-depth looks at what's new inside the tradeshow, but here's a look a peek at a few gravity goodies from the pits of Outdoor Demo.
EAST BURKE, VT – The Eastern Triple Crown Enduro is set kick off this weekend at Q Burke Mountain Bike Park with the Kingdom Enduro. On Sunday, September 19 and 20, the first stop of the series will put racers through an all-new course in Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom."
CRESTED BUTTE, CO – Jaymes Baassiri gave up the "normal" life in Texas to hit the road with his MTBparks Pass and ride some of the best bike parks and singletrack in the Rocky Mountain region. In the second part of Jaymes' adventure, he overcomes a potential ealy end to his trip, shares some words of wisdom and finds out why Crested Butte is known as a mountain bike Mecca.
DURANGO, CO – With a history rich in mountain biking including hosting the first UCI World Mountain Bike Championships in 1990, and being located just outside the fat-tire destination of Durango, many have scratched their heads in recent years as to why Purgatory Resort didn't offer much in the way of lift-served mountain biking. Sure, you could load a bike on the chairlift and access cross-country trails, but there wasn't much in the way of an actual bike park or gravity offerings. But that's all about to change.
SOMEWHERE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC – OK, maybe this has nothing to do with bike parks and it's not in North America, but when there's a klunker with a dual-crown, drop bars and an "exhaust" bombing an abandonded bobsled track in the Czech Republic, that's just too much rad in one video not to share. Check out Richard Gasperotti on "Kill Hill."
KILLINGTON, VT – What's new at the Kona “Groove Approved” Killington Mountain Bike Park? Check out this update from the Beast of the East, home to 45 miles of trails and a 1,700-foot vertical drop spread across five mountain areas. Killington will be spinning lifts for bikes until October 18, so there's plenty of time to ride free with your MTBparks Pass.
GRANBY, CO –When we set Ross McDonald of MTB Mania loose with an MTBparks Pass on a road trip from the Southwest to his New England home, he of course had to make a few stops in ColoRADo. In this episode, he takes us through Bike Granby Ranch, a gem of rough and raw old-school riding that's only a short drive from Denver and the Front Range.