VALENCIA, CA – The May 2015 issue of decline hits newsstands this week with an exclusive first look at the winners of the MTBparks.com 2014 Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards. The article highlights the top rider-voted bike parks for eight regions across the US and Canada. What is so great about this list? You'll have to pick up a copy at your local bike shop and find out.
MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ — Mountain Creek Bike Park today announced May 2 as its official 2015 opening day. Offering one of the largest trail systems in the East with nearly 50 trails and more than 1,000 vertical feet of descent, Mountain Creek is one of our favorite east coast destinations. Details after the break.
WHISTLER, BC — Stacy Kohut doesn't let being paralyzed from the waist down stop him from shredding Whistler Bike Park—or from doing much of anything for that matter. Watch this rowdy and inspirational edit from Ricci films, and don't let anything stop you from getting out there this weekend.
SILVER STAR, BC — Silver Star Bike Park issued its first official update of the 2015 season. While there's still plenty of the white stuff on the slopes, bike park director Cam Sorenson is already looking forward to a June 20 opening "bonus" weekend, summer and what it means for new trails and and events as the park embarks on a three-year major expansion plan. On the radar are expansions and improvements to Jedi Mind Trick, Beowulf and Walk the Line, as well as summer events including the BC Cup, FMB Slopestyle and BC Enduro Series. Like to dig? Silver Star Bike Park is also taking applications for trail builders. Details after the break.
BOULDER CITY, NV — Bootleg Canyon Bike Park hosted the 2015 DVO Reaper Madness March 13 through 15. This event was the 2015 Bootleg Canyon Winter Gravity Series finale, and consisted of downhill, super D and dual slalom. For the first time in the history of Bootleg Canyon's Winter Gravity Series, every category raced the same track, giving beginner and sport riders the opportunity to compare times with the pros.
“After much careful consideration, Spring Mountain has decided we will not continue to operate Launch Bike Park. This decision was difficult and we sincerely appreciate our amazing, talented & hard working crew and every rider who visited Launch over the past 5 years,” reads the Facebook post.
MOAB, UT – The 2015 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles went off March 6 through 8, signaling spring and an unofficial start to the mountain bike season. Now in its fifth official year (previously a Yeti Cycles event), the annual THAW features demos, organized rides, bowling, parties and a ladies only ride and skills clinic including guided rides on Moab’s infamous Brand trails. Colorowdie and THAW veteran since 2008, Carrie Dittmer of Golden, CO, made the pilgrimage and recounts this year's fun in the sun.