Bike Park Update: The Calm After The Storm

For opening weekend, mother nature didn’t hold back from throwing us a sucker punch at us. With blizzard like conditions Friday morning at the base of the chair-lift, only the true die-hards showed up to shred. Fortunately for us, we’re in the southwest and have a leg up on the Summer season. The sun moved in and that awesome Angel Fire cacao pow that so many people have come to love came out in force.

As the Sun came out, so did the racers. We had a huge turnout with new faces and paces alike for the first Fire 5 Race of the season. With open practice all day on a relatively short track, for Angel Fire standards, the giddiness of racing rose to the surface. In the Junior men category, competition was high with 14 competitors competing for the pace that would carry them through the this year’s series.

In the Open Men Category our local hometown bike patroller Dan Stein smashed the competition and would have place mid-pack pro. I guess it was his first race, so we’ll cut him some slack. In the pro women category Krista Rust won by only .1 seconds next to Lindsay Yost. In the pro men category a similar story unfolded as they were all only about a second or less apart from each other.

Pro Men Podium:

Pro Women Podium: FIRE 5 RACE #1 RESULTS
Pro Men Category – 1st Place Chris Boice
Pro Women Category – 1st Place Krista Rust
Masters Men – 1st Place Billy Medcalf
Open Men – 1st Place Daniel Stein
Open Women – 1st Place Lauren Kinney
Junior Men – 1st Place Riggs Brown
Junior Women – 1st Place Hanna Weinman
See Full Results

This week, the trail crew will be fixing up some of the damage from last weekend, as well as doing some cool improvements on some popular trails. Look forward to some really cool upgrades in Lower boogie, Lower Supreme and Boulder Dash. We’ll be attempting at getting the steeps opened as well as Angel’s Plunge.

We’ll need all the terrain we can get for this upcoming weekend. A ton of vendors will be showing up for our second annual Demo Daze. SR Suntour and Brett Tippie will be here helping us support the amazing weekend. We’ll have demo’s running all day Saturday with a movie premier Saturday night where there will be a free Suntour fork giveaway! Also on Sunday, there will be multiple chances to ride with Brett Tippie and the gang, so don’t miss out on this chance to ride with a living legend during Angel Fire’s 2nd annual Demo Daze event! We’ll have some serious good times with some good ol’ berm slashing, scrub jumping and bike park destroying good times!

 

Bike Park Director

Hogan Koesis