VERNON, NJ – The iconic US Open of Mountain Biking will make its long-awaited return to Mountain Creek Bike Park on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 - 28, 2017. The US Open was last held in 2011 and is now being relaunched by one of the original founders, Clay Harper. Keeping with tradition, the US Open will bring one of the largest prize purses in American downhill racing with over $15,000 up for grabs in the Open Class and some of the most coveted amateur prizes available anywhere.
GREER, AZ –Sunrise Park Resort has anounced it will hold its first Snow Course Mountain Bike Challenge on Saturday, February 25. The race will be held no a half-mile snow covered course featuring berms and jumps with a cash prize of a yet undisclosed amount. Best of all? It's free.
MOAB, UT – The 2017 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 10 through 12 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its 7th “official” year run by Poison Spider (the event was previously a Yeti Cycles spring demo)—is gaining momentum as an annual tradition kicking off the mountain bike season in Moab.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has announced the 2nd annual Whistler Spring Classic Enduro on May 27 and 28, 2017. As the second stop on the six stop North American Enduro Tour (NAET) and also an Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier, the Whistler Spring Classic will feature a new two-day format and a $3,000 prize purse.
BASYE, VA – Bryce Bike Park has announced its 2017 Winter Bike Jam will be held Saturday, February 25, at 5 p.m. The race will feature a Le Mans start and heat format, and take racers down the Redeye ski slope through slalom style gates. The entirely on-snow course will feature berms, rollers and table-tops. Cost is $25 per person.
ROTORUA, NZ – It's still ski season in North America, but here's a "little" southern hemisphere stoke from New Zealand's Skyline Rotorua bike park. All too often we get caught up on having the latest bikes and gear, but in this video, 10-year-old Erice proves all you need to shred the gnar is a rigid kids bike with a coaster brake and reflectors.
MARSHALL, NC – North Carolina's year-round Bailey Mountain Bike Park has announced 'Gravity Academy,' a series of downhill skills clinics, with coach Chuck Pitts. Pitts, a professional downhill racer with more than three decades of experience, will guide riders through courses ranging from the DH 101 for beginners to Intro to Racing for those looking to take their riding to the competitive level.
NORTHFIELD, NH – Highland Mountain Bike Park has announced that it will hold its first ever 'Winter Woolly," a fat-bike festival with a downhill twist, on Saturday, February 11. Working in conjunction with local advocacy group MTBVT, the Highland team is hosting an event that includes organized group rides, a demo loop and yes, even lift-served downhill laps and a downhill fat bike race.