WHISTLER, BC – In its 14th season, Crankworx—the defining celebration of world-class mountain biking—will once again climax with Red Bull Joyride on August 20 at the spiritual home of slopestyle: The Boneyard of Canada’s Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
WHITEFACE, NY – Following the World Cup in Mont-Sainte Anne, the crew at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park hosted a "World Cup Appreciation Day," and invited the MountainBike Mania crew down for a shredfest with the boys. They gladly accepted, and of course captured some footage from the 2,400-feet of iconic East Coast technical trails.
WINDHAM, NY – Windham Mountain Bike Park, famous for its World Cup course, recently opened its first beginner trail. Kaaterskill Cruise, a 2-mile green flow trail, descends 918 feet as it winds gently down the mountain. With a mellow grade, the trail also gains 219 feet over the course of its descent, so some pedaling is required.
SNOWSHOE, WV – Registration for the Snowshoe Classic Downhill and Dual Slalom race is now open. Scheduled for August 19 and 20 at Snowshoe Bike Park, the weekend is said to feature a "throwback" downhill track and a dual slalom track of National Championship caliber.
DURANGO, CO – Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) has named Hogan Koesis, formerly of Angel Fire Bike Park, as its new mountain bike director for its collection of resorts, including Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Hesperus Ski Area.
SLINGER, WI – Little Switzerland Bike Park has recently completed its acquisition of the now defunct The Rock Bike Park, and will take over operations for the future. There is no word on the details of the transaction, but The Rock was put up for sale for only $1 back in 2015. While there is no official word on how the new owners will proceed with operations at the Franklin, WI, location, several wooden features have been relocated to Little Switzerland in Slinger.
VIRGIN, UT – August 11, 2017 – Red Bull Rampage, the world’s toughest freeride MTB event, will once again welcome a limited number of spectators on-site to witness the 12th Edition firsthand October 27. Tickets will be released to the public on August 23 and can be purchased at redbull.com/rampage. Spectators who are lucky enough to purchase a special VIP Experience will also be able to attend a day practice, held on October 26. If you miss out on tickets or can’t attend the spectacle in person, you can watch the finals live on Red Bull TV.
The Enduro World Series has revealed its 2018 calendar as it continues to host races in exotic riding destinations around the globe. The series sixth season will once again feature eight rounds across three continents, and will start the first half of the year with four completely new venues. Whistler will be the only North American stop.
WINDHAM, NY – Windham Mountain Bike Park will host the Pro GRT / XCT Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. The event, expected to draw professional and amateur downhill and cross-country athletes from around the world to compete for $20,000 pro purse and amateur prizes, will run on a similar course to the previous UCI World Cup events for which the resort is known.
KELLOGG, ID – Silver Mountain Bike Park will be hosting women's only group rides known as "Dirty Ladies Days" every Friday in August and Saturday in September. This event is free with the purchase of a lift ticket or season pass and is open to women of any age or skill level. Group rides are at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. and are led by Silver Mountain bike patroller and instructor, Miracle Solmonson.