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.
NEWRY, ME – Sunday River Bike Park opens for 2017 on Thursday, June 29, and will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maine's only lift-served bike park, Sunday River serves up 25 trails totalling more than 20 miles of mostly intermediate and advanced terrain.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The 28th Annual Chile Challenge hits Angel Fire Bike Park Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. This year's Chile Challenge will also serve as the fourth round of the USAC Pro GRT series. This year's race follows the 2015 Gravity Nationals course, including sections of Upper Chillin, Supreme DH and World Cup.
DONNELLY, ID – Tamarack Resort opens for 2017 on Saturday, June 24. The bike park will operate Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the season with bonus days July 3 and 4, as well as September 4. MTBparks Pass members get one free lift ticket during the 2017 season.
MESA, CO – Powderhorn Bike Park opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, June 24, and will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the season. With three main trails on the Western Slope's Grand Mesa—a green, blue and black, and more in the works, Powderhorn is quickly becoming a must-ride destination in Colorado.
BRETTON WOODS, NH – New Hampshire's Mount Washington starts loading bikes for Summer 2017 this Saturday, June 17, and will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Just a few hours from Boston, the bike park at Bretton Woods drops 1,500 feet of vert with intermediate and expert terrain offering up miles of smiles.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park opened for the season more than a month ago on May 15, but as anyone familiar with the iconic park knows, that was only the beginning. The park's season starts with the lower mountain's Fitzsimmon's zone opening first, and opens incrementally up the mountain as weather and snowmelt permit. So how are things looking so for Garbo and Creekside? Check the park report below.
PHILLIPSBURG, MT – Discovery Bike Park, one of our favorite hidden gems, fires up the generator powered lift this Saturday, June 17. Disco operates Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the summer.