Several lift-access destinations made the cut last week when IMBA announced their picks of some of the best new mountain biking spots for 2014 with the IMBA Model Trail awards. Grand Targhee, WY, Silver Star, BC, Whitefish, MT, Snowmass, CO and Sun Valley, ID were among the elite awardees...
Whistler, BC – The next generation of criterium speedsters will take to the cobble-stoned streets of Whistler Village for the Kidsworx Fat Tire Crit on Friday, August 8. Open to emerging athletes, ages 7 to 15, with three race categories available (7–9, 10–12 and 13–15).
Whistler, BC – Crankworx Whistler kicks off today with a test of fitness and finesse. When the dirt-adorned descend on Whistler Village for the Fat Tire Crit it's the nearest thing Whistler has to the Running of the Bulls - the criterium brings speed, stoke and spandex to the cobble-stoned streets of Whistler Village as racers whizz past deep throngs of spectators through a technical course of winding chicanes and ramps. Winning the Crit requires more tactical and technical mastery than savagery, making the Fat Tire Crit a crowd-pleaser as racers embrace the law of rider Darwinism: "lap or be lapped."
WINDHAM, NY–A lift serviced mountain bike park is being developed at Windham Mountain Resort for riders of a wide variety of skills, ages, and interests. Windham is the only US stop of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and intends to build on the momentum generated from hosting three World Cup events, including its 4th World Cup Event this weekend (Aug. 7-10). The Mountain Bike Park will feature flow style trails accessible from “A Lift,” a detachable quad serving the peak of Windham Mountain. New intermediate level terrain will complement the existing UCI World Cup and Race The World trails. The bike park will also include a pump track, rentals, lessons, guided tours, retail and food and beverage.
Burke, VT – The September 2014 issue of decline magazine hit the newsstands this week gives you an indepth look at Q-Burke Bike Park in East Burke, Vermont. In this issue, MTBparks.com catches up with the folks at Burke to learn more about the new resort ownership and management, which means big plans are underway. If you haven’t checked out this gem of New England, you’re going want to add it to your bucket list while there’s still time to plan out the balance of your summer.
Angel Fire, NM – Grab your POV camera, head for the trails and start filming your best edit. The crew at Angel Fire Bike Park wants to know why you should win a 2015 Angel Fire Bike Park Gravity Pass next summer. The submission process is simple. Head to Angel Fire, create an edit, post it to YouTube and you're on your way to fame an possibly a free pass.
Donnelly, ID – Some of the best lift-access downhill mountain biking trails in Idaho will be available Sunday when Tamarack Resort reopens this summer to give riders a sneak peak at the resort's trails. In recent years, Tamarack’s mountain biking program has been on hold as the resort continues to recover from bankruptcy, and with the exception of an occasional race weekend, lift access has not been available for mountain bikers for some time.
Whistler, BC – In a matter of days, athletes and fans from around the world will descend upon Whistler in celebration of Crankworx, arguably one of mountain biking's biggest events. The 10-day competition, held August 8 to 17, delivers some of the world's biggest, best and raddest riders as they compete in a host of events including the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, the Official Whip-Off World Championships and the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge.
Jackson Hole, WY – Teton Freedom Riders is hosting a series of semi-organized Teton Pass Shuttle Days this summer to showcase the amazing Teton Pass Trail Network and help introduce more riders to the trails.