ANGEL FIRE, NM – Downhill mountain biking kicks off Wednesday, May 12, 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 12, 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.
Drops—one of the most crucial, yet often most intimidating, features for mountain bikers to master as they advance their skillset. The Drop Zone at the Angel Fire Bike Park offers a chance to master the art with progression in an expertly designed Skill Zone