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 …

# SHARES | # COMMENTS | Continue reading »

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 …

# SHARES | # COMMENTS | Continue reading »

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 …

# SHARES | # COMMENTS | Continue reading »

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 …

# SHARES | # COMMENTS | Continue reading »

Mountain Biking Breckenridge, Colorado

Even the dirt roads around Breck have spectacular scenery

Known worldwide as a premier ski town, Breckenridge racks and stacks with the biggest and most famous ski resort destinations in the world, and rightfully so. Breck sports over 2,300 acres of skiable terrain on nearly 3,400 vertical feet from top to bottom, including long groomers, hairy steeps, glades, cornices, above tree line peaks, and …

# SHARES | # COMMENTS | Continue reading »

Bike Park Spotlight Series

Photo: Dan Cronin.

Freeride mountain biking has exploded over the last 10-15 years. What started out as a few renegade downhillers dodging trees close to becoming (shock!) mainstream today. While in times past dirt jumping and freeriding used to require the construction of illicit trails far from the prying eyes of big brother, there has been a push …

# SHARES | # COMMENTS | Continue reading »