ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park opens this Thursday, May 14, for the summer of 2015. This two-time Best of the Southwest has a host of trail updates for 2015 and returns to the MTBparks Pass program with a free day and 50 percent off return visits.
ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park announced the installation of 38 new quick-load triple-bike carriers on its Chile Express chairlift. The new carriers are an improvement in response to a common request among riders, according to Hogan Koesis, bike park director at Angel Fire Resort. The new system will hold three bikes per chair and will increase uplift capacity as well as more securely and safely carry bikes with less chance of scratching the top tubes.
VALENCIA, CA – The May 2015 issue of decline hits newsstands this week with an exclusive first look at the winners of the MTBparks.com 2014 Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards. The article highlights the top rider-voted bike parks for eight regions across the US and Canada. What is so great about this list? You'll have to pick up a copy at your local bike shop and find out.
JACKSON, WY – Last year, MTBparks.com launched the Riders’ Choice Awards via an online survey in an effort to identify the best North American bike parks—according to riders—in their respective regions. This year, while many resorts fiercely defended their rankings, other resorts worked hard to put themselves on the map or step up a notch or two.
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.