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.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain Bike Park has announced 'MTB Divas,' its siganture women's clinic. Every Thursday from July 7 through August 18, women can join PMBI certified coaches, covering the fundamentals and getting out on the trails, building confidence and skills.
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.