WINTER PARK, CO – The Colorado Freeride Festival returns to Trestle Bike Park July 28 through 31. Billed as "the largest freeride festival in the United States," it promises massive moves on features built just for the event, as well as several races utilizing the trails in and around the bike park. But what would it be like to ride those giant slopestyle features—at night?
WINDHAM, NY – The crew from Windham Mountain Bike Park caught up with a group of Long Island moms who refused to sit in the lodge and let the kids have all the fun. "I'd recommend to every woman to get up on a bicycle," says one of the moms in the video. "There's plenty of men out there doing it, but the women can do it too." Watch the video to see more of their first downhill experience.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park took New England by storm last year in its first season, jumping to a top spot in this year's Best Bike Parks Riders Choice Awards for the Northeast, and it doesn't look like the park has any plans of slowing down. Get your landing gear ready and take one lap on Thunder's newest double-black jump trail Hawleywood in the video below.
ALTA, WY –Grand Targhee Bike Parkis offering two-day women's mountain bike clinics with pro rider Amanda Carey July 23 through 24 and July 30 through 31. The camps are designed specifically for female riders from beginner to advanced intermediate and will cover skills such as cornering, vision, body position, negotiating trail obstacles and braking.
VERNON, NJ – Mountain Creek Bike Parkis hosting a 10-week Thursday night race series throughout 2016. Each week a new trail will serve as the race course to keep things interesting. The resort says the series is focused on "fun and camaraderie" rather than high-pressure competition, but cash prizes will be on the line.
CRESTED BUTTE, CO – Matchstick Productions, known for its ski films, has been based in Crested Butte for more than two decades, and the resort has been the team's home playground. Having watched the evolution of Evolution Bike Park over the past several years, the Matchstick crew set out to capture the build team working and riding their latest creations.
BIG SKY, MT – Known more for its fast and raw techy singletrack, Big Sky Bike Park has been upping the ante on its trail offerings with the help of Terraflow Trail Systems. The latest is Snake Charmer, a fast, flowing jump trail that, um, snakes its way down the mountain.