US Bike Parks and Winterberg

Over the past few year there has been a serious emergence of Bike Parks around the world. Recently, I made a trip back to my home state of Vermont and rode the Burke Bike Park on the Kingdom Trails which has full lift access and some amazing top to bottom runs. One of there best trails is Knightslayer which has tons of tables and possibly the biggest wallride I’ve ever hit, towering around 25 feet!

Jereme Leafe at the Burke Bike Park

Jereme Leafe at the Burke Bike Park

Colorado has also stepped up their game with the construction of 4 new bike parks in the past two years. Starting with Rhyolite Park in located the open space of Castlerock, CO, here you will find a long line of rollers berms with an option of hitting a 10 foot wall ride into a 6 pack of jumps. The other stand out park is the Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO. Valmont has a wide range of lines and features containing jumps of all sizes, a fast and technical dual cross track and a straight line of jumps into a wallride.

Some how all of these parks fail in comparison to Winterberg in Germany. Maybe it’s the fact that they’ve been catering to mountainboarding for four years now so they’ve got our best interest at heart but the bottom line is they have built a park that mountainboards can absolutely slay!! Here is a clip that was just posted, possibly the best freestyle clip I’ve seen in a year.

Planning to put together a comprehensive list of riding spots in the next few weeks, if anyone has a park to add please email me here, evan@the-dirt.net.


Ride And Destroy

Woke up this morning with a gift on my door step, well maybe not my door step but on my Facebook wall. The gift was from Tom Kirkman, his brethren, Project Doc and MBS Europe. It’s a film and it’s call Ride And Destroy. Here is the teaser, only one clip but it’s a dope on.

Here are a few word from TK posted along with the video clip.

RAD MAG enthusiasts sit back and enjoy!
for coming soon is a film that will literally melt your face an make you fizz!

“This summer the bays an no girls from Mbs europe, Atc productions, Magic media and Project doc just spent three weeks of speeding, drinking, riding, wild debauchery leaving a trail of blood an guts an fag buts across the whole of europe. Rails were slayed, jumps hit with our fists, metal chicks loved, metal hand gestures made, the word cunt thoroughly worn out and thus “RIDE AND DESTROY” was born!”


Pro Mountainboarder Jason Small Passes Away In Alaska

It saddens me to share the news that long time mountainboarder and friend Jason “Small Dog” Smalls passed Thursday evening in Seward, Alaska after being in a serious car wreck.

Jason was always a really strong, and talented mountainboarder, and possibly the first to attempt and ride away a double back flip back in the 2006 US Open in Aspen. You will be missed by many Jason, rest in peace.

Jason "Small dog" Smalls

World Mountainboard Day 2011 - Jason Smalls

World Mountainboard Day 2011 - Jason Smalls - Jason Lee - Gerald Paul New

For more details see the article in the Anchorage Daily.