Beech Mountain, NC – Downhill mountain biking fans from every part of the Southeast have spent this summer enjoying the new downhill trails right in their backyard at Beech Mountain Bike Park. From September 28-29, 2013 everyone will have the opportunity to show off their new skills and trail knowledge as the season comes to a close with the third and final race of the Beech Mountain Monster Energy Race Series.
Winter Park, CO – Red Bull Final Descent returns to Trestle Bike Park for its fourth year to challenge riders yet again in a grueling 12-hour endurance downhill mountain bike race. For the past three years the event has seen over 100 teams compete each year. The format of the event is simple: The rider or team of riders that completes the most laps down the mountain in 12 hours wins.
Stevens Pass, WA - Stevens Pass just announced they are nearing the opening of their new advanced jump trail. The builders have worked hard all summer to get this trail ready to go and many riders are going to be stoked on this trail. Stevens Pass has one intermediate flowy jump trail, an intermediate single track and an advanced single track. With the opening of the new advanced jump trail, Stevens is giving the riders more options for bigger jumps, as Slingshot Wookie has just 3 tabletop jumps on the lower section of the trail.
Winter Park, CO - Trestle Bike Park has just unveiled their newest and most difficult trail on the mountain, aptly named Hot Wheels. For those of you that visited Trestle earlier this season, you may need to find a way to get back there to ride this new slopestyle trail before the end of the season. If you are one of the few riders that hasn't visited Trestle Bike Park at all, they have just given you another reason to make the trip.
Crested Butte, CO - The Evolution Bike Crew has been hard at work this season to open some killer new trails and improve some of the existing trails on the mountain. The most recent addition to Evolution's growing trail network is a new jump line named Timetable. This new trail made up of fast smooth sections of booters and berms along with some wood features will offer a different finish to the most travelled trail in the bike park, Timeline. By the sounds of it, my next visit to Evolution will be filled with lap after lap of the new Timeline - Timetable link up
Angel Fire, NM – Still looking for something to do this Labor Day Weekend? Come join in the fun at one of the top mountain biking destinations in North America at Angel Fire Bike Park for their first annual Gravity Games & Brewfest.
Crested Butte, CO – Crested Butte Mountain Resort brings downhill racing back to Evolution Bike Park with the Gravity Slave Mountain Bike Race set to take place on Sunday, September 8th. The resort has teamed up with Monster Energy and Budweiser to elevate the annual race with great prizes for every division and a $2,000 cash purse for the winners of the Open Pro Class.
Steamboat Springs, CO – The Steamboat Resort introduced its new Steamboat Bike Park to rave reviews in 2012, and have been working hard to end 2013 on the same note. They're doing it right too, working in conjunction with legendary trail developers Gravity Logic, who are the masters behind the terrain parks at Whistler and Winter Park, just to name a few.
Grand Targhee, WY – August 13, 2013 – The 4th Annual TVTAP Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival - presented by Teton Valley Trails And Pathways (TVTAP) takes runs Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 1, 2013. The Rendezvous brings a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to any level and kind of rider.
Burke, Highland & Mountain Creek Bike Parks – The East Coast has been hosting great mountain bike events for a very long time. Contributor and pro rider Sasha Yakovleff gives us a quick overview of a few of his favorites that you'll definitely want to check out next summer. Read further to learn more...