Even though your social media feeds are starting to fill with powder pics from resorts already pushing ski passes, bike park season isn't close to over yet. Heck, summer isn't even officially over until September 21.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain will open for the season Friday, May 26 through Sunday, 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 29. An early season schedule of predominately weekends will continue until June 18. Regular Season will begin on June 24 and run through September 4. The bike park will be open Wednesday through Sunday during the regular season, with half days on Wednesday and Thursday and full days on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
JACKSON, WY – Now in its 4th year, the Annual 'Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards' continues to be a hallmark of the beginning of our riding season. Once the polls close, we revel in the results of the survey, getting stoked for the season to come.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain continues to pioneer the possibilities for lift served fat biking, and the Frosted Fatty clebration last week continued the tradition with downill fat bike racing, dual slalom and even a cross-country race for the snow-loving massochists in the crowd. Scroll down to check out the highlights in video below.
While many of us take to skis and snowboards in the winter months, the time between our chairlift seasons can seem like an eternity. Most bike parks are buried, and even for those of us who love playing in powder, months without riding two wheels can be torture. Slow, painful torture. Sure, some of us are lucky enough to live in sunny climes and ride year-round, or we get breaks in the weather to sneak in some shuttle runs and pedal some laps, but many resorts are giving riders winter options. Here's a list of upcoming winter bike events going on at bike parks around North America to keep you shredding until the snow melts.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain has announced its second annual winter downhill fat bike race, the 'Frosted Fatty,' will return to the mountain March 4 and 5, 2017. The two-day winter bike festival will include demos, live music and even a cross-country race in addition to the downhill race and offer more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.
MTBparks.com announces the return of the MTBparks Pass for 2017 offering members free lift tickets, discounts and deals at many of North America's Best Bike Parks. With more than 25 resorts and other partners confirmed so far—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is officially the best value available in resort riding.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain Bike Park wraps up the 2016 summer mountain biking season this weekend, running lifts on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., plus Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This three-time Top 5 winner in the MTBparks Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards for the Midwest offers miles of beginner to advanced trails ranging from fast and to fun and techy.
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.