Whistler, BC – This just in from Pique Magazine. An economic impact study conducted by Squamish's off-road cycling association suggests the community benefits to the tune of $8 million in direct spending thanks to mountain bike riders. Mountain biking continues to be a growth activity in Squamish, according to data released by the Squamish Off Road Cycling Association.
The March 2014 issue of decline magazine hit the newstands this week and offers a peek at the winners of the MTBparks Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards. In this issue, MTBparks founder Michelle Good gives decline readers the first peek top picks from the three-month rider-voted survey.
BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries ' Sugoi Performance Apparel has acquired the mountain bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio. Late last year, Sombrio founder Dave Watson said the brand was considering shutting down after a failed retail rollout. "There are a number of synergies in adding Sombrio to the Sugoi family," said Kyle Weiner, President of Sugoi.
After three months of collecting votes and entries from riders across North America for the Best Bike Parks Rider Survey, we are ready to announce our list of winners who will be getting some sweet prizes in 2014. (Results from the survey will be coming this spring!)
Whistler, BC – Some days you run across a video that gets you so pumped to ride, you could watch it over and over. Especially this time of the year! Remy Metallier and Chris Ricci pulled it off with this little edit straight from Whistler Bike Park.
The Jan/Feb 2014 issue of decline magazine hit the online media shelves recently. In this issue, MtbParks founder Michelle Good contributes an article highlighting the newest bike parks that popped up during the 2013 lift-served mountain biking season.
Sun Valley, ID – When the crew at Idaho's Sun Valley Resort decided to get serious about bringing legitimate downhill mountain biking to the community, they didn't mess around. Promising to deliver one of the biggest mountain bike parks in the country, Sun Valley broke ground last year, utilizing the expertise of IMBA, Gravity Logic, Alpine Bike Parks and Randy Spangler to get things rolling in the right direction. We caught up with Visit Sun Valley recently to check in on things, and here's the story as reported from their blog.
Heavenly Mountain Resort, CA/NV – November 20, 2013 – Heavenly Mountain Resort, near South Lake Tahoe wants to develop a lift-access mountain bike park as part of their new Epic Discovery. In addition to the bike park, Heavenly wants to add zipline and skycycle canopy tours, a ropes course, water activities, hiking trails, mountain excursion tours and nature interpretation.
Sechelt, BC – The Coastal Crew continues their quest to build the first year round lift access mountain bike park in North America. As epic film makers, we're stoked that they're documenting the progress along the way with some great "moments" from the trail.