JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jackson Hole's legendary Corbet's Couloir is notorious as "a crucible where skiers go to prove their mettle (or more often, to retreat in fear.)" That's for those on skis or snowoards, but descending the mountain on ice and snow by mountain bike, could be insane! That's exactly what Cam McCaul and Casey Brown did in TGR's latest film, Rogue Elements. Barry Corbet said of the run, "Someday someone will ski that." This crew has done the unimaginable, by bike and the end result was sketchy, yet a beautiful spectacle.
The season's winding down. That means many companies are blowing out the rest of their 2017 bikes, which will still ride awesome in 2018! See what the MTBparks crew picks for their favorite lift accessed steeds.
CHARLEMONT, MA – We're crossing our fingers for one more weekend, but Thunder Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to run chairs for the last day of the bike season this Sunday, November 12th. Lifts will run Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm. If weather cooperates for more shredding, they will also operate lifts next weekend... so stay tuned!
MIDDLEFIELD, CT – Connecticut's first lift-served bike park, the Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort made its debut in 2016 and serves up a variety of gravity fed downhill trails and fun features in addition to the Powder Ridge Air Bag to help get your moves dialed. Powder Ridge is scheduled to remain open through the end of November, weather permitting. Lifts will run Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – Dusk.
OLIVER SPRINGS, TN - The Bike Park at Windrock has come a long way since it's debut a year ago. They have hosted a UCI level downhill race, a very popular one at that, as well as a large regional enduro race. They have also provided shuttle accessed riding during that entire period.
VERNON, NJ - "I've never seen this many people here before" is a phrase that I heard at least a half-dozen times as I waited to get on the lift to ride for the last weekend of lift-accessed mountain biking at Mountain Creek. The bike park had a number of events planned for the weekend, including a Halloween Jump Jam on Saturday, where riders were encouraged to dress up in their best costume and boost the jumps on Lower Dominion as the Stripdown played in the background.
OLIVER SPRINGS, TN - Touted as a casual, fun freeride with plenty of stoke, Windrock Bike Park will be hosting a Women's Shred Fest this weekend. The park is open to all, however, they would love to see the ladies outnumber the guys. Neko has just completed a huge amount of trail work making the trails ready for the Southeast Triple Crown Enduro, which means the trails will be in the best shape of the season.
CHARLEMONT, MA – The organizers at Eastern States Cup have attained one of the most advanced timing systems for downhill racing and they are looking to test it out this Sunday, November 5th, at the Fort Hill DH Fall Finale at Thunder Mountain Bike Park. This timing system will allow them to give multiple split times in a race, much like you would see on the World Cup Circuit.
VIRGIN, UT - Rampage 2017 came to an end with a bang — taking home first-place was Kurt Sorge, with an absolutely banger run, including a huge backflip off his step-down drop, becoming the first three-time winner of the event.
VIRGIN, UT – Rampage 2017 concludes Friday, and today’s practice had riders gearing up for the big day in proper desert-freeride fashion. With some wind rolling in later in the afternoon, the morning saw most of the action.