July 23 Update

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July 23, 2014

 

The MTBParks Bike Park News Podcast is back after a few weeks off! Michelle and Ben chat about what is going on behind the scenes at MTBParks.com, including the valuable MTBParks Pass, why it's important to support small businesses that you use, enduro, and more. Michelle also gives updates on parks, trails, and races.

 

If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good. 

 

Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com. 

 


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News:

 

New Trails:
Mt Bachelor New Trail
Snowbird New Trail

New Bike Parks:
Discovery in Montana joins the gravity scene.

Down the Road:
Killington Gravity Logic Deal in the works?

Beta Testing Reviews on MTBparks Site: Post your reviews of your bike park visits.

SBA (Small Business Advertising) Program Just Launched.
Designed for local Small Businesses looking to reach mountain bikers planning trips to their resort communities. Starting at just $300 - get your company listed through the end of 2015!

 

Upcoming Events:

 

UCI MTB World Cup 2014: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
Saturday, August 2 at 11:15 am - 1:15 pm (PDT) - Downhill Finals

The Championship heads to North America as the riders do battle on one of the most recognizable race tracks, Mont Sainte-Anne. Watch it LIVE on Red Bull TV!

UCI World Cup | Windham, NY, USA

You can watch live on RedBull TV. Get the schedule and find a link on MTBparks.com 

Mountain Creek, NJ: Dirt Rock N Root Women's DH Camp

Join Kathi and Dirt, Rock n Root Training for a series of 3 day women’s downhill clinics July 25-27 and August 22-24!  Riders will start by reviewing the core fundamentals and then move on to developing the key skills for conquering the mountain – descending position, cornering, braking.  You’ll work on how to pick the best line down the trail, and how to clear obstacles that you find along the way.  There will also be a GoPro video analysis of your riding, so you can literally see how you are improving!

Windham, NY: POC ESC "Test Your Glory" World Cup DH Preview Race

Here’s another POC ESC DH Cup Race that you do not want to miss. The POC ESC "Test Your Glory" World Cup DH Preview Race presented by Clif Bar.

That’s right, we’ll be breaking in the World Cup Track for the UCI World Cup coming to Windham just two weeks later. This will be you only opportuniy to race or ride this course this year. (unless you’re a WC Pro)

Pro and Amateur practice will be separate so there will be plenty of time to get your lines dialed. The Race the World Course that the POC ESC will be racing during the World Cup Weekend will be open so you can get a jump on practicing that course as well. So you will be able to ride all day!!

Silver Mountain, ID: Ladies Day Aug 2 | Silver Race Series #4 Aug 3

 

Come ride with Pro racers Jaime Rees and Chelsey Henry. This is your chance to pick up some basic tips on riding and race prep from two ladies who have raced downhill at the pro and world cup level! Structured as a group ride with some Q&A and a little bit of skill work, think of it as a chance to meet and ride with some like minded ladies.. Women of all ability levels are welcome!

Cost: Free
Meet: 9:30 in the village
Lift Ticket: $20


Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014
Part of the North American Enduro Tour
As part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.

 

On Friday, you can expect the World Enduro Series races to be completed by early afternoon. Saturday and Sunday there will be minimal impact on the trails open in the bike park and, by the way, we’re open until 7pm Wednesday through Saturday so there is plenty of time to GET YOUR RIDE ON! 

 

Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills.

August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship 


Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014
Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing.


Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals 


Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014
Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs.


Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014


Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series

 

Big Mountain Enduro 

 

Moab - August 23

 

Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte

Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014
The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!
Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate.


This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.


Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often!

Get the MTBParks Pass NOW

(Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)

 

RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS:

United States


Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/Snowmass
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.

 

Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested Butte
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Hampshire | Attitash Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Mexico | Angel Fire
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New York | Plattekill Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.

New York | Whiteface Bike Park 
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.
Bike and Stay package coming soon!

 

Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Utah | Brian Head Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Burke Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Mount Snow Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Virginia | Bryce Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Washington | Stevens Pass Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wisconsin | The Rock Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wyoming | Grand Targhee
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Canada

New Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:

 

California | China Peak Bike Park

50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

Montana | Whitefish Bike Park
50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park
50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada
50% off shuttles through the end of the year.

 

WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Canfield Brothers Bikes

MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.

 

SR SUNTOUR

SR Suntour's mission is to RIDE MORE WRENCH LESS and as an MTBparks Pass member they are offering 25% off MSRP on any of the company's performance suspension products EpiXon, Auron, Durolux or RUX. To learn more about SR Suntour's line, visit www.srsuntour-cycling.com. For questions or order placement contact our Madison, WI location, email service@usulcorp.com or call 608-229-6610. Please have your member ID available.

 

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