MOAB, UT – The 2015 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles went off March 6 through 8, signaling spring and an unofficial start to the mountain bike season. Now in its fifth official year (previously a Yeti Cycles event), the annual THAW features demos, organized rides, bowling, parties and a ladies only ride and skills clinic including guided rides on Moab’s infamous Brand trails. Colorowdie and THAW veteran since 2008, Carrie Dittmer of Golden, CO, made the pilgrimage and recounts this year's fun in the sun.
ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park added Hungry Hippo—the largest built black jump trail in North America, according to the resort—to its trail map during the 2014 season, and it promises to be a highlight for 2015 as well. In this Q&A, trail crew foreman Patrick West describes the build and experience. "It is a cross between I would say a downhill, BMX and motocross trail," says West. "What makes the Hungry Hippo different is the sheer size of the trail and what machines we actually used to create the trail." Watch the video after the break.
SILVERSTAR, BC — Western Canada's first—and only—sanctioned downhill snow race returned to Silver Star resort this past weekend. Now in its third year, FrostBIKE 2015 saw bikes assault the ski slopes at the first official stop of the BC Cup in a test of will and traction as racers vied for a top spot, struggling to keep the rubber side down on the event's fastest course to date.
SNOWSHOE, WV — Snowshoe Bike Park recently announced its official opening day and 2015 schedule. Offering one of the largest trail systems in the East with nearly 40 trails and 1,500 vertical feet of descent, the park has something to offer everyone. Full schedule, trail map and details after the break.
MOAB, UT – The 2015 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 6 through 8 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its fifth “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 for Moab area riders as well as those from Colorado’s high country and other regions who believe Old Man Winter has overstayed his welcome.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO — At the end of last summer, Whistler-based based Gravity Logic, Inc., unveiled the Flying Diamond trail, a new masterpiece of sculpted soil at Steamboat Bike Park. By the time we were teased with this video, the lifts had stopped spinning, but it's definitely on our 2015 bike-it list.