Ushering in the Next Generation of Mountain Bikers
Before you learn how to launch rock drops, you have to know have to rail a turn. Mammoth Mountain has a reputation for some of the best big hit mountain bike terrain around. Although they’re still adding to freeride options, the Park Crew has spent plenty of time on beginner and intermediate terrain this summer.
Angel Fire, NM – July 23, 2011 – Angel Fire Bike Park Presents the 2nd Annual Freeride Festival, Friday August 19th, Saturday August 20th ,and Sunday August 21st. To participate in Freeride Festival activities you must show a valid full-day bike park ticket or a 2011 Gravity Pass.Participants must register, sign event waiver and get a wristband at Freeride Festival Booth located outside the Ticket Office.
Steamboat Springs, CO — Downhill mountain bikers eager to ride Steamboat Springs will have to wait until next summer. In the face of a long U.S. Forest Service approval process, the downhill mountain bike park slated to be built on Mount Werner won’t be open until next spring at the earliest, a Steamboat Ski Area spokeswoman said today.
Willamette Pass, OR — For mountain bikers who hate to ride uphill, Willamette Pass is a must-ride. Late in June, after the snow has melted from the mountain, the small ski resort off of Hwy. 58 near Oakridge converts its six-person chair to a gondola for mountain bikers, hikers, disc golfers and sightseers. The ski slopes give way to some intense singletrack riding with some killer Cascade mountain views, including those of nearby 8,678-foot Diamond Peak. “It’s a little slice of heaven,” says mountain biker Jeremy Fritts.
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Resort is hosting the 2nd annual Freeride Festival August 19 – 21, 2011.The event will offer live music, beer and a chance to mountain bike the area in a non-competitive, fun, festival environment. The weekend will include open rides, equipment demonstrations, skills training sessions and several competitions. The three-day event will also include family friendly races, contests and a Little Tikes Terrain Park.
Angel Fire, NM - USA Cycling is pleased to announce a two-year agreement with New Mexico's Angel Fire Resort to host the 2011 and 2012 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.
After unanticipated difficulties forced the original venue to step down as the event's host this spring, Angel Fire agreed to step in and offer up its world-class bike park for the three days of national championship racing.
Both the 2011 and 2012 events will be held on their originally scheduled weekends of October 28-30, 2011 and October 26-28, 2012.