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.
VERNON, NJ – Mountain Creek Bike Park says it will debut a new top-to-bottom beginner trail for the 2015 season. The focus of 'The Trail Crüe ' in sculpting Greenhorn has been "mellow and flowy lines, perfect for newcomers looking to build confidence and perfect the basics."
ASPEN, CO – Bike Snowmass bike park opens this Saturday, June 20, for the summer of 2015 and returns to the MTBparks Pass program with a free lift ticket and a free Budweiser draft at the Elk Camp restaurant.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The Chile Challenge returns to Angel Fire Bike Park June 19 through 21. Now in its 26th incarnation, this year's Chile Challenge will also be the third stop of the Pro GRT. More than 300 racers are expected to compete on the 1,800 vertical feet of the revamped World Cup course on a mountain steeped in racing history—pun intended.