Massive Griffin Bike Park in Indiana Built to Honor Fallen Soldier

photo: Scott McClain

A mountain bike ride at Brown County Park in Indiana was the last thing the Griffin family did together before US Army Sgt. Dale Griffin was killed in action in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. The family often traveled to ride mountain bikes together, and following Dale’s death they resolved to honor his memory the …

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How to Build a Bike Park: Navigating an Unprecedented Path in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is notorious for its technical riding. It’s hard to find a trail, much less an entire trail system, that isn’t riddled with rocks and roots. The Allegrippis Trails are different, boasting over 30 miles of flowy, smooth singletrack just a half hour away from Rothrock State Forest, some of the most technical riding that …

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Commencal Supreme DH V4 Race Long Term Review

The Commencal DH V4 is a bike that really stands out

The direct-to-consumer company Commencal is not only giving larger manufacturers a run for their money on race day, but is building strong, attractive bikes for and around pro riders for thousands less than their competitors. The Commencal SUPREME DH V4 Race is no exception: built to win races in any terrain, for a not-absurd chunk of …

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Vail Resorts Buys Whistler-Blackcomb for $1.1 Billion

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Vail Resorts has acquired yet another internationally-renowned ski resort: Whistler-Blackcomb. In a $1.1 billion (US) deal, expected to close this fall, Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort (and yes, the mountain biking mecca Whistler Bike Park) will join the megalithic Vail Resorts conglomerate. According to USA Today, “As part of the deal. . .Vail Resorts would acquire 100 percent of …

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68+ Bike Park Opening Dates for 2016

Bikepark Leogang, Austria. Photo courtesy of Bikepark Leogang

Time to gear up and make your plans for hitting the park this summer! Here’s a quick reference list with 2016 opening dates for key bike parks. Did we miss one or get the wrong dates? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll update our list with the latest. Open Already March: Bailey Mountain Bike …

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News: The Whistler Bike Park May Double in Size During New Expansion

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Whistler-Blackcomb recently announced a new “Renaissance” expansion, in which they plan to invest $345 million in expanding various parts of the resort. While this expansion will be rolled out in three phases and isn’t solely focused on mountain biking, Whistler claims that this project has the potential to double the size of the bike park! Pinkbike reports …

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