Jackson Hole, WY – Saturday June 14th is opening day in the Jackson Hole Bike Park and we can’t wait to add bike park laps to our regular routine. Smooth, flowy trails with features for all ability levels are what makes the Bike Park so great. We got out recently to get reacquainted with the trails and check out what our Trail Crew has been up to. The most notable difference for opening day will be larger features on the Bandit Trail.
Canyons Bike Park, UT – Canyons Resort is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 2014 bike park opening weekend. The park has partnered with Red Bull Media Friday and Saturday evenings to bring a Free screening of Brandon Semenuk’s movie Rad Company and Terry Adams BMX Flatland to the village.
Park City Mountain Resort, UT – Summer is here in Park City as the resort is the first in the area to fire things up for the season. The Town Lift opens up to mountain bikes today, with the Crescent Lift scheduled to open June 21, opening more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort. Three chairlifts will run through the summer, serving more than 70 miles of hiking and biking trails across the resort’s terrain.
Silver Star, BC – Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.
Angel Fire, NM – There’s a slight chill in the mid-May air and my lungs burn as I struggle to catch my breath at the top of Angel’s Plunge. It’s one of the newest trails on the mountain, and also one of the only ones requiring a bit of uphill effort once unloading from the Chile Express. The rocky doubletrack isn’t a very long climb, but at nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, the pounding echoing in my full-face begs to differ.
Whistler, BC – MTBparks.com is saddened to share this news about the accident on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Whistler Bike Park that resulted in the fatality of 40-year-old Matt Klee, from Hood River, OR. Matt was the President of the Hood River Area Trail Stewards group and helped create so many of the amazing trails in the area.
Los Alamos, NM – Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is proud to host this year's Central States Cup 2014 Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race and New Mexico Downhill State Championships! Pajarito was ranked #5 in the Southwest Region by riders in the MTBparks Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards, so this should be on your list of places to check out this summer! This spectator-friendly race is sure to challenge riders to push their limits with this fast, steep, and technical course.
Enduro is EVERYWHERE. And since enduro seems to be on everyone's radar this summer, we wanted to give you a run down of the vast range of Enduro Races you can check out this year. MTBparks.com also checks in with the latest updates from lift-access bike parks in every corner of the continent.
Grand Targhee, WY – Everything from epic downhill techy and jumpy shuttle trails like Lithium, Jimmy's Mom and Fuzzy Bunny on Teton Pass, or Sticks and Stones and The Grand Traverse at Grand Targhee Bike Park to the smooth buttery flow trails at Jackson Hole Bike Park can be found in paradise just outside the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park. Author Kim Cross and photographer Jay Goodrich captured some of the area's awesomeness in this article that recently appeared in Bike Magazine.
Snow Summit, CA – After a This just in from the trail crew at Snow Summit / Big Bear...
This week our hard working Trail Crew set out to fix a problematic berm after the new section of Westridge. The once too flat and too tight berm is now fully ripable and leads you into two new jumps. The first of which is a step-up and the second is double roller style. That’s right, more new jumps!