ANGEL FIRE, NM – As soon as the snow starts melting, the Angel Fire Bike Park trail crew is out on the mountain getting the trails ready for summer. But what does it actually take to open the bike park? Episode One of the five-part series, Elements of a Trail Crew, dives into the struggle the crew faces against its most volatile element, water.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park, the three-time rider-voted "Best in the Southwest," rolled out the brown carpet last Thursday for 2016's official season opener. A few inches of unexpected snow the day before meant tacky hero-dirt conditions as the skies cleared and the sun came out for the remainder of the weekend with more than 75 percent of trails open and in prime condition.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Downhill mountain biking kicks off Thursday, May 19*, for the Best of the Southwest when Angel Fire Bike Park fires up the lift for 2016 summer operations. Angel Fire boasts a summit elevation of nearly 11,000 feet just below a dormant volcano, offering a truly unique riding destination in Northern New Mexico.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park has announced a new downhill race series for the 2016 season. 'Fire 5' will consist of—you guesssed it—five races over the course of the summer. Full details below. Angel Fire Bike Park opens May 12.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Opening dates are coming up fast across the continent, but perhaps nowhere marks the return of summer for riders across the Southwest like Angel Fire's opening weekend. Scheduled for Thursday, May 19, the "Best of the Southwest" can count on seeing us in the lift line, and this update from Angel Fire Bike Park Director Hogan Koesis has hoping the next two months fly by.
The Enlightenment trail is the only uphill access to the Angel Fire Bike Park for those who want to earn their turns. While a lift ticket is not required, you must go to the Angel Fire Bike Shop and sign a waiver—then you are free to suffer, we mean pedal, as much as you'd like! This 2.5 mile climb is steep enough to remind you which direction you're going, but is totally doable by most riders on a modern enduro/all-mountain bike.
Last Call is your last chance to finish a run through the Angel Fire Bike Park with style. Located at the base of the mountain this short trail is an alterante black finish that egresses off of Easy Street below Boulder Dash. This trail is super flowy and has tons of fun built into it. Sizeable tabletops, step-ups, hip transfers, a wooden drop and some amazing shrediliscous berms make Last Call good to the last drop...and berm, and jump, and...you get the idea.