Mountain Creek, NJ — Mountain Creek Bike Park continues to step up their game with the opening of their 50 foot BagJump air bag this past weekend. Bike Park guests can now go big with confidence and dial in their tricks within the safety of the BagJump landing pad. The Bagjump product has proven to be popular with athletes of all ability levels from beginners who are just getting started to seasoned professionals looking to push the limits of the sport.
Sun Valley, ID — Revenge was a dish best served on the last day of the 2012 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships on Sunday in Ketchum, Idaho. After falling just short in Saturday’s cross-country races presented by Zions Bank, two professional riders ascended to the top step of their respective podiums on Sunday to conclude the event which saw 1,128 unique riders and 1,509 race starts through four days of competition.
Windham, NY — The POC Eastern States Cup continues to deliver the best racing in the country on the best tracks anywhere. July 14-15, two weeks after Aaron Gwin won his fourth UCI World Cup of the season on the Windham Downhill Race Track, the POC ESC will hold the sixth race of the POC ESC season on the same great course. Racers will be contesting their own battles on the “big boy’s track”. The fast racers will be able to hit all the same features as the World Cup stars did, there will be a few go-arounds offered for those not ready for the big features.
Sugarloaf Bike Park, NB — The Adrenaline Bike Festival at Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Park returns again, and is the largest bike festival in the Maritimes region. In its' fourth year, it has been completely "re-invented" and will consist of five events, spread over three days.
Stevens Pass, WA — The day many folks in the Northwest have been waiting for is almost here. Stevens Pass announced recently that they have finally cleared trails and are ready for a July 6, 2012 opening.
Alyeska, AK — Alyeska is set to open up select trails to mountain bikers on Friday, July 6, 2012. The second annual downhill mountain operation will continue until October 8, three days a week on a Friday thru Sunday schedule, including Labor Day and Columbus Day.
Jackson Hole, WY — On Saturday, June 30th Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be hosting a “FreeForAll” to celebrate the completion of the JH Bike Park. FREE Bike Park access, FREE Bike Demos and Rentals, Buy 1 taco and get 1 FREE, a live DJ, and The Red Bull Wings Girls, from 1pm until 6pm!
Big Sky, MT — MtbParks is excited to announce the news that we've all been waiting for at Big Sky. Downhill biking will return to Lone Peak via the Swift Current chairlift for the 2012 season! If you've never been to Big Sky, just know that this is an exciting decision and you'll have many longer, more varied terrain to ride than the trails they offered on Andesite Mountain.
Kicking Horse, BC — Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and SE Racing & Promotions have scheduled the Western Open for August 5th 2012. Last summer KHMR was the host of Western Open and set a staggering precedent for future circuit downhill races. The re-worked Pioneer Race Course proved challenges to experienced racers and thrilled spectators. Moving with the momentum of last year’s unique event, the 2012 race will embody... similar course elements with the addition of further resort animation and secondary celebration events in the plaza.
Silver Star, BC — Early morning it looked like Mother Nature would be kind on the first day of Silver Star’s 2012 Bonus Weekend, however it didn’t last long. At 10:45 a.m. the first lightning crack was spotted and the Resort had to clear and shut down the Comet Six-pack lift until the thunder and lightning had cleared the area.