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.
JULY 27, 2015 – August is almost here, but the riding season is far from over. There's plenty of races, clinics and even music festivals going on at some of our favorite lift-served bike parks across North America in the coming weeks. If you're still trying to figure out what to do as the days get shorter, here are some great things coming up at resorts across the continent.
JULY 20, 2015 – The days are already getting shorter, but that doesn't mean there's any shortage of rad stuff happening at bike parks across North America. Here's a look at some races, clinics, competitions and festivals going on at some of our favorite lift-served bike parks across North America. So, if you're still trying to figure out which direction to point 'er in the coming days, hopefully this list provides a bit of insight and inspiration.
July 13, 2015 – Summer's in full swing, and that means there's plenty of races, clinics and even music festivals going on at some of our favorite lift-served bike parks across North America. If you're still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, or next, this run down will help get your wheels pointed in the right direction.
July 6, 2015 – Summer's heating up and that means there's a plethora of events and more going on at a lift-served bike park near you. If you're still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, or next, this run down will help get your wheels pointed in the right direction.
VERNON, NJ – This past weekend, the 2015 Mount Creek Spring Classic served as the second stop of USA Cycling's Pro GRT series as well as the third stop of the Eastern States Cup Atlantic Downhill USAC Regional Championship Series. The east coast resort was unusually dry and dusty during practice, but the skies opened briefly Sunday morning providing a short reprieve in the early part of the day before the track dried out and the dust returned. When it cleared, Aaron Gwin and Jill Kintner were on the big boxes. MTBparks.com ambassador and pro racer Bridgette LeBer was on hand to capture the action.
VERNON, NJ – Today marked the first day of practice for the Spring Classic ProGRT at Mountain Creek Bike Park. MountainBike Mania took a run with Bryn Atkinson to give us a taste of the course. Thursday's rain is already a distant memory, and the course is unually dry and dusty, likely making many of the Southern California and Rocky Mountain racers feel right at home.
MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ – Downhill mountain biking kicks off this Saturday for riders near the bustling metropolis of Manhattan as Mountain Creek Bike Park fires up the lift for 2015 summer operations. With 40 miles of trail etched into just over 1,000 feet of vert, this Beast of the East offers a progressive riding experience with something for everyone, but is classically known as big bike territory.
MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ – Mountain Creek Bike Park returns to the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with one FREE day, plus 50% OFF return visits all season. In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ— For the second year running, Mountain Creek Bike Park celebrated the change in seasons with its Transition Race on March 28. One part ski/board, one part bike, all gravity-fueled, the race is our kind of duathlon. Watch highlights of the on-snow shenanigans below.