JACKSON HOLE, WY - MTBparks.com—the most comprehensive online guide to North American bike parks—continues a banner second season for the MTBparks Pass, in which more than 30 mountain bike parks across the United States and Canada have joined the program to offer pass holders free lift tickets and a wide range of other deals for one low price. To celebrate, the site announced a Fall Ride Special promotion, giving riders access to the growing collection of North America’s Best Bike Parks participating in the 2015 MTBparks Pass program for only $99.
DAVIS, WV – The Gravity East Series makes its West Virginia debut at Timberline Bike Park Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6, 2015. Timberline, a completely new venue to the Gravity East Series, will provide racers with more than 1,000 feet of vertical and adds a fourth state to the downhill championship series.
ANGEL FIRE, NM –When Ross McDonald isn't busy chasing races for MTB Mania, he takes every opportunity ride his own bike. So when he embarked on a cross-country road trip from New Mexico to Massachusetts in his "down" time, he picked up an MTBparks Pass to ride free at bike parks along the way. His first stop, Angel Fire Bike Park, stop was voted two-time Best of the Southwest in the Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Parkhas released the full schedule for the 2015 Gravity Games. On September 4, the 7th Annual Gravity Games will kick off with a free showing of unReal, and feature three days of races and contests including a chainless race, whip-off, photo scavenger hunt, long jump, bike jousting and more. Oh yeah, it also happens to coincide with the Bikes, Blues and Brews festival. Full details below.
When Jaymes Baassiri was laid off from his job as a wireline engineer on an oil field, he decided to take his severance, sell everything that didn't fit in his truck, buy an MTBparks Pass and set out for the summer of a lifetime. Although new to mountain biking, Jaymes was inspired by articles and videos of climbers living the nomadic "dirtbag" life. Armed with experience as a Navy vet who started writing and exploring in Lebanon, he began documenting his two-wheeled adventures as the 'Rocky Mountain Bedouin.'
CHARLEMONT, MA – Lindsey Runkel and Tyler Ryan were the first adaptive athletes to ride Thunder Mountain Bike Park this past weekend in custom hand bikes. "No one even hesitated or looked at me like I was in a wheelchair," says Runkel in the inspirational video.
ALTA, WY — The Seventh Annual Pierre's Hole at Grand Targhee is a wrap, and 100 miles later the victors emerged. Our hats are off to the athletes capable of spending an entire day in the saddle and not only surviving 100 miles (or the 100k and 50k options) at high-altitude in the dirt with knobby tires, but winning a competitve race like this.
WHISTLER, BC – It's all over. The crowds have dissipated. Careers, memories, mistakes, friends and history have all been made. It's back to business as usual for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. But if one thing stands out in the memory of those who were there or watched, it's Brandon Semenuk's winning Joyride run. Could this be the best slopestyle run ever?
WHISTLER, BC – Crankworx—the biggest mountain bike event of the year in Whistler, possibly the world—wrapped up 10 days of races, contests, camaraderie and celebration yesterday with two of its signature events—the Joyride and the Canadian Open DH. Culminating with two finales that embody both style and speed respectively. The latter, an all-out testament to downhill racing in its purest, concluded on the legendary course throught the wooded steeps that lie almost hidden beside the massive Joyride slopestyle lines of the Boneyard.