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.
Angel Fire, NM – Grab your POV camera, head for the trails and start filming your best edit. The crew at Angel Fire Bike Park wants to know why you should win a 2015 Angel Fire Bike Park Gravity Pass next summer. The submission process is simple. Head to Angel Fire, create an edit, post it to YouTube and you're on your way to fame an possibly a free pass.
Angel Fire, NM – The country's top downhill and dual slalom riders are making the trip to Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico for the 2014 USA Cycling Gravity MTB National Championships this weekend. Each pro race is featuring an equal prize purse of $1,000 that pays five deep. This early season running means that winners get the chance to rock the Stars-and-Stripes for most of the summer!
ANGEL FIRE, NM – There’s a slight chill in the mid-May air and my lungs burn as I struggle to catch my breath at the top of Angel’s Plunge. It’s one of the newest trails on the mountain, and also one of the only ones requiring a bit of uphill effort once unloading from the Chile Express. The rocky doubletrack isn’t a very long climb, but at nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, the pounding echoing in my full-face begs to differ.
Angel Fire, NM – When Angel Fire Bike Park was crowned the Best Bike Park in the Southwest from the 2013 Rider Choice Awards, its team made a pledge to make sure the park would be in tip top riding shape when the lift starts spinning on May 17th and they are taking that pledge seriously! The trail crew began to get things rolling towards the end of April when everyone arrived in full stoke, and 100% fired up to start getting the goods ready to share with you this summer despite some challenging weather...
Angel Fire, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park opens for the 2014 season on May 17 and the crew has been working hard to get things ready for summer. Along with a host of races, festivals and events planned for the summer, the resort recently released a sneak peek at what to expect this season. Look no further than MTBparks.com for the full run-down on everything that's happening at Angel Fire, the Best Bike Park in the Southwest.
Jackson Hole, WY – The April 2014 issue of decline magazine hit the newstands and offers a look at the best bets for early season lift-access shredding. Some of the picks include MTBparks Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Award winners.
Jackson Hole, WY – Last summer, there was a surge of "Best Bike Park" articles circulating around the Internet. And as it normally goes with all things found online, each article seemed to draw a spark of controversy amongst the vocal riders who would comment about how each article had completely missed the mark, excluded an obvious choice and so on.
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.