ALTA, WY – When the days grow longer, there's probably only one thing we look forward to as much as loading bikes on chairlifts and cashing in some vert. Summer music festivals are a beacon of the season, and lucky for us, some of the best happen to be at some of our favorite mountain resorts—like Grand Targhee—allowing you to just party down or ride with a soundtrack. This weekend, the 11th Annual Targhee Fest returns July 17 through 19.
July 13, 2015 – Summer's in full swing, and that means there's plenty of races, clinics and even music festivals going on at some of our favorite lift-served bike parks across North America. If you're still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, or next, this run down will help get your wheels pointed in the right direction.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Resort announced it will open 'Rock Garden,' a new signature black diamond downhill mountain bike trail Saturday, July 11. The two-mile trail offers 12 advanced jumps and features, as well as a variety of technical natural terrain. Rock Garden descends 1,809 feet of elevation, the most vertical drop of any trail in the resort's bike park, making it the steepest and one of the most advanced.
VIRGIN, UT – July 10, 2015 – Red Bull Rampage, the world’s toughest freeride MTB event, will once again welcome a limited number of spectators on-site to witness the 10th Edition firsthand October 17. Tickets will be released to the public on August 10 for $25 and can be purchased at redbull.com/rampage. Spectators who are lucky enough to make the journey will also be able to attend the qualifiers, held on October 15. If you miss out on tickets or can’t attend the spectacle in person, you can watch the finals live on Red Bull TV.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Bike Park opens its newest downhill trail this Saturday, July 11, a signature black-diamond run called 'Rock Garden.' The brand new trail is the first to be built to the left (riders' right) from the top of the Dreamcatcher chairlift, and is the steepest run on the mountain dropping more than 1,800 feet of elevation over the course of two miles.
PALMERTON, PA – Blue Mountain Bike Park, PA will not be open this weekend, July 11 and 12, and next weekend, July 18 and 19, due to the Spartan Race event. The bike park will reopen Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Advances in suspension technology continue to blur the lines of what's possible when it comes to combining heavy duty performance in a lightweight package. More air-sprung forks are finding their way onto the front of downhill bikes than ever before, but there are still a few coil options that are as refined as ever, and in some cases, as light as air forks. Here's a look at a few of the best sliders to hang from the front of your sled for 2015.
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – Mammoth Mountain Bike Park shows us what's in store for pro downhill racers during the USA Cycling MTB Championships, July 15-19. Check out the video below for a taste of the rock gardens, high speed turns, and the brand new 'Elevator Shaft' exit that are sure to make the Bullet Course a winner.
SNOWSHOE, WV — The fourth round of the West Virginia Enduro series hosted bySnowshoe Bike Park took place June 27 - 28, 2015. After 38 miles of riding and eight stages of racing, Kevin Deal of Athens Bicycle and Susan Haywood of Stan's Notubes Elite Women's Team, came out victorious in the Pro fields.
Enduro MTB Training joins the MTBparks Pass for 2015 with discounts on 90-day and six month training.In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders discounts and deals on great benefits like Enduro MTB Training to make the most of their riding, as well as free lift tickets at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America.