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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Video: “Tom van Steenbergen Rides the Whistler Bike Park”

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Tom van Steenbergen lays down fresh lines on the newly opened Whistler Mountain Bike Park trails. The video features Steenbergen’s signature laid-out whips, manuals and massive flips (including the first-ever front flip in the notoriously big Crabapple Hits). Watch the video here:

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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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Bike Parks: Hinton, AB and Burnaby, BC

Photo: Tim Trahan.

Check out the series pilot for more information about bike parks in general. Hinton Skills Park, Hinton, Alberta One of the first municipally owned bike parks, the Hinton Skills Park was donated by the Town of Hinton (TOH) to the Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) in 2008. After two years of construction, the 37-acre park …

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