First Year-Round, Dedicated DH Bike Park in North America Slated to Open in Western North Carolina

photo courtesy Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Whoa, that title was a mouthful–they had my attention at DH bike park! Bailey Mountain Bike Park, located just 20 minutes outside Asheville, NC, is slated to open this June with what they claim is the first year-round, dedicated downhill mountain bike park in North America. The park will initially open with a shuttle service …

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New Mountain Bike Trails Opening in Tasmania

Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff, GreaterHobartTrails.com.au

The Australian state of Tasmanian has recently invested about $4.5M ($3.5M USD) in building 100km of new mountain bike trails across two trail networks, Hollybank and Blue Derby. The idea behind this project, like many others, is to increase tourism to the area and judging by the photos I’ve seen online, I’m ready to book …

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Ride Report: Canyons Bike Park in Park City, UT

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Park City is home to hundreds of miles of mostly buff, alpine trails with scenic vistas at nearly every turn. But some mountain bikers just want to get rad… and The Canyons Bike Park is the place to do it. The Trails Most of the trails at the Canyons Bike Park drop into the Red …

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Bike Park: Eagle Bike Park, Idaho

Photo: Dan Bachman

At over 250 acres, Eagle Bike Park is one of the largest around. Located in the town of Eagle, Idaho, a suburb of Boise, the park is packed with technical features and regular trails, the most prominent of which is the Stormin’ Mormon freeride line, measuring in at 8/10 of a mile long with about …

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Bike Parks: Plainfield, IL, Elkridge, MD, and Manhattan, NY

Photo: Mark Brandon.

Check out the series pilot for more information about bike parks in general. Plainfield Bike Park, Plainfield, Illinois Designed, built, and funded by volunteers, the Plainfield Bike Park has jump lines for all skill levels, as well as a pump track and a technical skills area. Gathering 20-40 riders a day, the progressive design allows beginners to …

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Bike Parks: Fresno, Elk Grove, and Albuquerque

Photo courtesy of Nat Lopes.

Check out the series pilot for more information about bike parks in general. Woodward Mountain Bike Skills Progression Park, Fresno, California This 10-acre progression park in Fresno helped pioneer bike park building in California and across the continent. Expertly designed and constructed by Nat Lopes of Hilride, the foresight and planning that went into the …

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