Virgin, UT – As practice comes to a close for athletes competing in the biggest mountain biking competition of the year, Red Bull Media releases the final episode in the Road to Rampage series. Watch as Kyle Strait, Tom VanSteenBergen and Andreau Lacondeguy work their way to the mother land that is Virgin, UT.
Virgin, UT – Rampage riders and builders have been hard at work putting shovel to dirt on this year's new zone. Having been on site to see what's happening, MTBparks.com reports this year's lines are shapping up to be some of the best for 2014's Book of Gnar.
Mammoth, CA – Sept. 25, 2014 – USA Cycling announced Thursday that the 2015 USA Cycling Cross-Country and Enduro National Championships will move from Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Ore., to Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Virgin, UT – Makken Haugen sends it deep on his first run at the massive GoPro Step Down. “It’s not the smartest thing, contest wise, to start with the biggest objects on the line,” says Haugen, “but I just wanted to get it over with.”
Virgin, UT – Local ripper Lorin Whitaker is helping riders out with trail building at Rampage this year. He stopped by the MTBparks.com #RedBullRampage headquarters yesterday to give us the lowdown on what's happening on site. Check out some great insider action, plus a few other goodies we found yesterday...
Boulder City, NV – As big as 27.5 is among the enduro mountain bike race scene, the middle-child of the wheel brood is among the biggest news in downhill mountain biking this year at Interbike. And from all perspectives, it seems that 2015 is going to be a big year for riders searching for a faster way down the mountain. Specifically, a rig featuring improved roll over and angles of attack in a straighline, as well as improved traction in all conditions without giving up anything in the handling–or travel—departments. MTBparks.com set contributing ambassador Matt Reichel up with a press pass to this year's Interbike Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon and asked him to put a few of the top contenders to the test.
Park City Mountain Resort, UT – While the cycling world has been focused on all things #Interbike this week, big news was happening in the land of lift-access resorts. After months of litigation and a feared possible shutdown this season of one of Utah's most popular ski resorts, Vail Resorts on Thursday agreed to buy out Park City Mountain Resort
Las Vegas, NV – For the last year MTBparks.com has been following the possible development of a lift-served bike park operation at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Meetings with Gravity Logic to determine the feasability have occurred, support from the local IMBA chapter is growing, and many other positive actions encouraging the development of trails on the mountain have been on the rise.