Panorama, BC – Panorama Mountain Village hosted the final race of the 2011 Canada Cup downhill series, also a BC Cup mountain bike race, under beautiful blue skies and in front of cheering supporters. One hundred and ninety two entries ranged from first time "Citizen" category racers to last weekend's Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Andrew Mitchell, who competed in the "Elite" category.
WHO: Solo, Duo and Team riders, competing in Pro & Expert divisions, will push the limits in this 12-hour MTB downhill challenge. Riders can enter one event or ride all three stops in the series.
WHAT: The 2nd annual Red Bull Final Descent series, a mountain biking challenge that pushes riders to the brink and back over some of the most technically challenging terrain in North America, returns this year with more riders, more competition, and more mountain.
Winter Park, CO – Aug. 2, 2011 – The third day of competition at 2011 Crankworx Colorado at Winter Park Resort's Trestle Bike Park was nothing short of spectacular. The Cross Country mountain bike race started the day testing the strength and endurance of men and women of all abilities. By 1:00pm, spectators began pouring in around the slopestyle course, designed for optimal visual impact, as the best freeride athletes took their turn during the Slopestyle Finals. Though the sun provided blue skies, the wind played a factor, causing delays and challenges during Finals and Super Finals. Finally, the day wrapped with guests and athletes surrounding the Village Pond for the second Intergalactic Pond Crossing Championships. As expected, Saturday was a fan favorite at 2011 Crankworx Colorado.
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.