SNOWSHOE, WV – Snowshoe Bike Park is encouraging women to "Learn to ride like a girl" during its Women's Weekend, July 15 and 16, 2017. The event is billed as a weekend of personal progression and skill building and is currently sold out, but spots on the waiting list are still available.
LUDLOW, VT – Evolution Bike Park at Okemo opens its Sunburst Six lift carrying bikes to the summit for the first time Saturday, July 15. The lift will give riders access to new terrain, including an all-new top-to-bottom flow trail. At 3.2 miles in length, the intermediate run winds down from the summit dropping 1,647 vertical feet, offering up berms and tabletops.
KEYSTONE, CO – Clayton Peterson is a veteran living with a traumatic brain injury who founded Ride It Out, a bike and moto vlog that creates original content to empower veterans, active duty military and first responders to seek positive outlets for work related stress and PTSD. He's also roadtripping with his MTBparks Pass.
COURTENAY, BC – The Mt. Washington Bike Park opens for daily operations starting July 14, 2017. The Hawk Six Pack will be spinning for riders 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, extending hours on both Thursday and Saturday nights to 8 p.m. with an evening ticket option. Following a three-year haiatus, the Mount Washington Bike Park reopened in 2016.
NEWRY, ME – Gravity skills coach Lindsay Currier is hosting a three-day Women's Gravity Camp at Sunday River Bike Park August 4 through 6, 2017. The stay and play weekend will provide instruction in the fundamentals to conquer downhill challenges and build the riding confidence to enjoy any bike park.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Clayton Peterson is a veteran living with a traumatic brain injury who founded Ride It Out, a bike and moto vlog that creates original content to empower veterans, active duty military and first responders to seek positive outlets for work related stress and PTSD. He's also roadtripping with his MTBparks Pass.
KILLINGTON, VT – Killington Mountain Bike Park launches the Killington Divas of Dirt, an initiative led by pro downhill/enduro Racer Amy Alton and the Killington Bike Park to build a community of passionate female mountain bikers, beginning Friday, July 7. The events look to bring together the female mountain bike community of all abilities with group rides on select days throughout the summer.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Bill and Kathi Merchant are no strangers to bikes. The couple organizes the Iditarod Trail Invitational—the world's longest winter fat bike marathon at 1,000 miles—as well as offer guided tours through Alaska Ultra Sport and Utah Mountain Bike Tours. They've got countless hard-earned miles in the saddle. So, what happened when Bill picked up the MTBparks Pass and convinced Kathy to ride a chairlift? Read Bill's Angel Fire trip report below.