It's that time of year. Your social media feeds are likely full of autumn colors from riding camarades and at the same time, powder pics from resorts already pushing ski passes. But if you're like us, you're looking to get the most bike park laps possible before the lifts stop loading bikes. And with more bike parks than ever before operating long into October (and November), it's all time fall time for some of the best laps of the season.
LOS ALAMOS, NM – The 3rd annual Los Alamos Endurofest descends upon New Mexico August 6 and 7 for two days of what event organizers are calling some of the most challenging riding the state has to offer, finishing the second day at Pajarito Bike Park. Racers will encounter 4,300 feet of climbing and 9,500 feet of descending for a chance at a $1,000 pro purse.
JACKSON, WY – Now in its third year, the MTBparks.com Riders’ Choice Awards survey carries with it an undeniable momentum, and for us, has become an official start to the summer riding season. This year, with increased participation and some surprising rankings, we found ourselves watching the top spots change constantly in the 11th hour as the final flood of votes poured in; it’s become our Super Bowl. And then on Super Tuesday, as we compiled the results while much of the country kicked off a heated election season, we couldn’t help but draw parallels to our nation’s politics.
With the summer months dropping off the calendar one by one and the days growing shorter, many of us begin to go into bike park panic mode. In many parts of the country, even our local trails aren't accessible all year long, let alone the lift-served gravity goodness that has become a beacon of the summer months for those seeking a downhill fix.
PAJARITO, NM – Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is proud to host the 2015 Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race and New Mexico Downhill State Championships Saturday, June 6. It is fast, it's steep and it's technical, and we know you will enjoy the ride! If the altitude doesn't take your breath away the amazing views around the trails of Pajarito and the National Forest will. So bring your friends, bring your bike and bring your A game, and join us for this year's best event in the area!
Los Alamos, NM – Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is proud to host this year's Central States Cup 2014 Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race and New Mexico Downhill State Championships! Pajarito was ranked #5 in the Southwest Region by riders in the MTBparks Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards, so this should be on your list of places to check out this summer! This spectator-friendly race is sure to challenge riders to push their limits with this fast, steep, and technical course.
Rocky Mountain Regional News – A new series has been announced to replace the Mountain States Cup, a decade long race series that came to an end in October, 2012. In its last season, the series featured five events in Colorado and New Mexico. The new Central States Cup announcement includes four stops for its first year; Crested Butte, CO, Telluride, CO, Taos, NM and Pajarito, NM.
Pajarito, NM – Located near Los Alamos, NM, Pajarito Mountain is a small, community run ski hill that happens to offer a decent assortment of downhill mountain bike trails in the summer. Trails are built and maintained by dedicated locals and have plenty of features to keep you entertained.