SLINGER, WI – With the first of its Sunday sessions on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wisconsin's Little Switzerland Bike Park is kicking off the 2017 season. Even with limited opening dates throughout the summer, the rider-built and operated park returns as the reigning Best of the Midwest.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park opens for the season on Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. The park will be closed for an event on Saturday, May 20, and will reopen on Sunday May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHISTLER, BC – Somewhere deep in the Whistler valley something has begun to stir. You can feel it in the dirt, hear it in the wind and see it in the forest. It feels like the bike park is awakening. Whistler Mountain Bike Park officially drops the rope on May 19. So, who's got first chair?
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park opens for the 2017 season this Friday, May 19, and it looks like there's a lot on deck at the rider-voted Best of the Southwest. Hogan Koesis, Angel Fire's bike park director, checked in with the dirt on what's new.
PALMERTON, PA – Blue Mountain Bike Park is kicking off 2017 on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Beginning in June, Blue will open Fridays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
ROXBURY, NY – Plattekill Bike Park recently announced reduced hours for 2017, citing increased competition from a growing number of bike parks in the Northeast region. Entering its 24th year, Plattekill will only load bikes on lifts for what it is calling "key weekends" during the 2017 season.
MASSANUTTEN, VA – Virginia's Massanutten Bike Park has announced an April 15 opening. The bike park will operate Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from April 15 through May 28 when regular season hours take effect. The park will also host a Yee-Ha! Race April 29 and 30.
AUSTRIA – Sweet dreams are made of...old city bikes, cows and black cats? In this insane edit, Fabio Wibmer proves that you don't need the newest bike to send it or match with the hottest locals. Hang on with Wibmer while he shreds Austria's Saalbach and Leogang bike parks on, well, something that makes clunkers look modern in "Out of Mind."