Tehachapi, CA – One-hundred miles north of Los Angeles, rumors of lift-serviced mountain biking are swirling in the tiny town of Tehachapi, Calif. Nestled along Highway 58 between Mojave and Bakersfield, the 14,000-person town is already well-known among Southern California skaters and BMXers as being home to the Woodward Westaction-sports park, but downhillers may soon want to drop a pin here as well.
Snow Summit, CA – Winter at Snow Summit is grinding to a stop, and that's great news for moutain bikers ready to hit the trails for the summer gravity season. With anxious riders ready to start logging hot laps off the lift, and the recent announcement of Snow Summit's early season closure, there's no denying that riders will be stoked to hear about the resort's recent announcement.
Boulder City, NV – The Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon delivered a spectacular multi-discipline, 3-day weekend of downhill, Super D and Dual Slalom mountain bike action as it caps off the third and final event in its inaugural winter series. Racers and spectators from all over packed up their gear and headed out to sunny Boulder City and the trails at Bootleg Canyon for more of what they have grown to love; GNAR!
Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ is ready to get bike season rolling on March 29th with the announcement of their inaugural Transition Snow | DH Duathalon. Combining a downhill ski and snowboard race with a downhill mountain bike race, the event celebrates the end of the winter season and the beginning of bike season at Mountain Creek.
Windham, NY – The 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, returns to the popular east coast mountain resort after last year's absense and looks to be back through 2015. The UCI World Cup schedule includes nine stops this summer, in nine different countries, with the USA date planned for August 7 – 10.
I’m the kind of guy who loves to be spontaneous and when Lance Canfield gave me a call one morning and asked if I wanted to ride his Canfield Brothers’ Balance prototype in the Bootleg Canyon Banzai Enduro Race, you can imagine I was pretty stoked. The call came the day before the race, and I don't yet have a driver's license, so I talked my mom into a quick road trip to Boulder City to take advantage of this rad opportunity.
Snowbird, UT – Last August word began to spread about the potential for new DH mountain bike trails in Little Cottonwood Canyon, home to two epic Utah ski destinations – Alta and Snowbird. Fast forward to 2014 and the word on the street is now official as the resort announces its plans for the season.
Jackson Hole, WY – The April 2014 issue of decline magazine hit the newstands and offers a look at the best bets for early season lift-access shredding. Some of the picks include MTBparks Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Award winners.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria – Last September Kona Bikes helped introduce a new bike park to the world. Tucked away in the Austrian Alps, the brand new Kona Bike Park Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has come to life. The initial offering includes three new professionally built DH mountian biking trails, including a jump line with over 40 airs and features, a super tech black line, and a family friendly blue line.
Jackson Hole, WY – Last summer, there was a surge of "Best Bike Park" articles circulating around the Internet. And as it normally goes with all things found online, each article seemed to draw a spark of controversy amongst the vocal riders who would comment about how each article had completely missed the mark, excluded an obvious choice and so on.