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.
MASCOTA, MEX. — The North American Enduro Tour recently wrapped up South of the Border with the Big Mountain Enduro Sierra Madre, dawing riders from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and as far away as Scotland to Mascota for two days of climbing the rolling countryside and dropping into technical, rocky descents and small Mexican towns.
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA — The 2016 Kamikaze Bike Games at Mammoth Mountain kick off this Thursday and will mark the second to last weekend of bike park operations. Now in the fourth year of its modern incarnation, the event will take place Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18, and feature Dual Slalom, Cross Country, Enduro (part of the California Enduro Series), Pro GRT Downhill and more. The original Kamikaze games ended in 2001.
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park recently dropped the ropes on its newest trail, Smooth Operator, and freeride legend Cam Zink just happened to be in town. The resort says the signature jump trail picks up where Pipeline left off, with a series of step-ups, step-downs and some flowy features that make it a fitting sequel to Pipeline, and allows riders to link the two for all new line down the mountain. Scroll down to watch the video.
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.
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA — Perhaps the signature event of the 2015 Kamikaze Bike Games at Mammoth Mountain, the Legends race took place on the Kamikaze course over two stages for a combined total of more than 3,000 feet of elevation loss over 5 miles. While not technical in the traditional sense, it's possible to reach speeds close to 60 miles per hour on the loose gravel and pumice, and most of the legends weren't far off. But what bikes did they ride?
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA — The 2015 Kamikaze Bike Games at Mammoth Mountain marked the last weekend of bike park operations, as well as the final stop on the 2015 Pro GRT. The pro downhill course dropped 1,130 feet over 1.5 miles on Bullet, one of Mammoth's signature tracks and home to the Rock Garden, a section of trail well known amongst hecklers and racers alike.
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA — The 2015 Kamikaze Bike Games took place this past Thursday through Sunday at Mammoth Mountain, marking the last weekend of bike park operations. Perhaps the signature event, Legends of the Kamikaze gave some racing heavyweights the chance to vie for victory on one of the most famous fireroads in mountain biking.