2014/07/29 – Trail Update: More Coursework and Hungry Hippo Progress

The past few weeks at the bike park have been really busy!
Check out Diesel if you haven’t already, there is a new section at the top with a lot of berms and jumps. The crew continues to rake the park, tune Ziggy and reshape some key berms on Combi where you access Boulder Dash.

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We are working hard on Hungry Hippo and it is looking amazing! The crew cannot wait to open this trail for everyone in August. We will let you know when we are finished and open up the Hippo.

Hungry Hippo Progress
Hungry Hippo Progress
Hungry Hippo ProgressWork on Hungry Hippo is progressing and will be finished this August.

We have been receiving a lot of moisture this summer and the park is in awesome condition! Get out here while you can and enjoy these conditions.

2014/07/3 – Trail Update: Course Work and Our Local DH Race Series

It’s raining berms in Angel Fire as our trail crew continues to work on Hungry Hippo. Combi is getting some rock work and Easy Street will be smoothed out. Check out diesel and see the new berms and jumps!

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We have also started raking and tuning Sierra, so come out and check it out before the local race on Saturday.

Test your skills against other riders every Saturday at Angel Fire Bike Park! Sign up at the ticket office that day and pay $7, you will then receive a drink ticket to be redeemed at the awards ceremony after the race. Check the status board that day to see which trails our crew pick for the day.
Meet at the Chile Express at 4 p.m.

2014/06/19 – Trail Update: Course Work and MTB National Championships

This week we set up the course for the MTB National Championships and continued improving other trails our mountain. Our newest trail, Hungry Hippo, saw more improvements on our mountain.

Our trail crew has started carving out Hungry Hippo and it is looking great so far!

In preparation for this weekend, our trail crew modified some new and old sections of the World Cup Track, refreshed Drops and Lollipops, set up the dual slalom course and raked the track top to bottom. We are asking in advance that the general public please stay off the racecourse this weekend; a list of closed tails is below. Course Marshals will be here to help. Those competing this weekend should also keep in mind that our mountain is open to the public, so please be courteous of our other riders. Stop by the bike park this weekend and see the event for yourself!

DJ Miles Bonny – Legends Grill, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m

Red Bull presents Rad Company, 8 p.m. at the base of the mountain.

For detailed information on the weekend’s race schedule, visit USAC’s Official Website.

The following courses will be closed to the general public for the Gravity Nationals:
- Upper Boogie
- Pepper Spray
- Lower Transition
- World Cup
- Drops & Lollipops
- Dual Slalom
- Fo’ Sho’ (below Supreme Jumps/Gladed area)
Easy Street will cross racecourse at World Cup bridge, be sure to watch out! (We will have a course marshal here just in case)

Check back next week to see what else we have in store at our bike park!

2014/06/17 – DH Course Preview for USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships

The country’s best downhill and dual slalom riders are coming back to Angel Fire this year for the USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships at 10,500′ elevation.

This race determines the United States National Champion for both Downhill and Dual Slalom in Junior Age Classes, Junior Category 1, Category 1 Age Classes, and Pro. Racing begins Friday and continues through Sunday.

Want to see what the riders have in store this weekend? Rider Chris Boice stopped by the bike park and rode the course for everyone to see. Video below:

Event Overview:

Downhill Practice, starts at 7 a.m.
Dual Slalom Practice, starts at 10 a.m.
Downhill Cat 2/3 Races, 9 a.m.
Downhill Cat 2/3 Awards, 11 a.m. at base area deck
Dual Slalom Qualifications, starts at 2 p.m.
DJ Miles Bonny – Legends Grill, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Downhill Practice & Qualifications, starts at 8 a.m. and Noon
Dual Slalom Practice, starts at 1 p.m.
Dual Slalom Races, 2 p.m. (Pros at 4 p.m.)
Dual Slalom Awards, 5:30 p.m. at base area deck
Red Bull presents Rad Company, 8 p.m. at the base of the mountain.
Downhill Practice, starts at 8 a.m.
Downhill Male and Female Races, starts at 10 a.m.
Awards for Morning Races, 12:30 p.m. at base area deck
Awards for Afternoon Races, to follow races, at base area deck

Visit USAC’s website for detailed event information.
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