SNOWSHOE, WV – Snowshoe Mountain recently updated its 2015 operating hours to extend Saturday and Sunday hours as well as open additional trails on Thursdays and Fridays. In order to balance maintenance and labor hours, the resort will no longer operate Monday through Wednesday, a time when the resort claims low rider numbers.
In what appears to be a misinterpretation of the changes, a petition earlier this week on Change.org asked Snowshoe Mountain to "Keep the Bike Park Open!" The petition, started by Levi Thornton of Spotsylvania, VA, a mountain biker and Chief Technology officer at Washington DC PR firm Seven Twenty Strategies, claims the resort was "...thinking about cutting the park's operation hours by almost half."
WINDHAM, NY–Located in the Catskill Mountains of New York state, the Windham course proved to be one of the most flow-filled stops on the 2014 World Cup circuit. The track was in prime condition for the world's best downhill mountain bikers, who took to the high speed turns and occasional road gap to prove their wit and land a spot on the podium. Watch the best gravity fueled downhill racing action from New York.
WHISTLER, BC – Registration for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized opened at 9 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 4. It sold out nearly instantly, with the official estimate being less than a minute according to the last filing time on the registration site.
SILVER STAR, BC – FrostBIKE, Western Canada’s first sanctioned downhill snow race, returns to Silver Star Bike Park on Febuary 28. Downhill mountain bikers from around the province will descend on the ski resort to test their race skills on the snow packed course Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 as FrostBIKE kicks off the BC Cup. Register Here.
SPOKANE, WA — The Double Down Hoe Down (Hub-a-Palooza weekend) returns in 2015 on March 27 through 29 in Spokane, WA. In addition to two days of downhill racing, the weekend includes; The People’s Enduro, Ride Gravity Dirt Jam & High Jump Contest, and The People’s Night Ride (a recreational ride and bonfire).
BOULDER CITY, NV – While ski season is in full swing at most lift-served resorts around the country, downhill racers continue to flock to the infamous Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park just miles outside of Sin City. The 2015 Winter Gravity series continues with the DVO Suspension Mob n Mojave Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15. Mob n Mojave will feature Downhill, Super D, Dual Slalom and Chainless races. Read the full release below.
Revelstoke, BC – When Jason Zimmer moved his family to Revelstoke five years ago to pursue the lifestyle they dreamt of, he found himself surrounded by the immense natural beauty of British Columbia and miles of pristine alpine singletrack. By most counts, it was paradise, but he quickly realized something was missing.
Boulder City, NV – The 2015 Nevada State Championships kicked off the winter mountain bike race calendar in Boulder City's Bootleg Canyon this last weekend with perfect weather and a strong showing of riders from every age and category. Check out the complete results here.
Santa Monica, CA – December 23, 2014 – This weekend, NBC serves up coverage of 2014's Red Bull Rampage, held this past October from Utah's desert southwest. Twenty of the most daring and fearless mountain bike riders in the world headline Red Bull Rampage, presented by Go Pro, on NBC, Saturday, Dec. 27 at 4 pm ET as part of a two-hour full-length special. The one-of-its kind competition is part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive collection of action sports events in the world.
For many of us summer is defined by the warm chorus of sun, dirt and shredding. Days that are spent riding with friends, chasing trails or pinning laps in the park underscore why so many of us are drawn to the mountains. It's that draw and our ravenous pursuit of fun that set the stage for great mountain bike festivals and events each year.