Mountain Biking

Whistler Birthday Celebration + Bike Park 6/12/13

All I wanted for my 30th birthday was laps in the Whistler bike park, good friends, a visit to the spa and sushi dinner. Whatever else was just a bonus to a fun day! The best part - I got everything I wanted for my birthday. We started the morning with a ride up Whistler Mountain so we could check out the Peak to Peak gondola. I had ridden it many times in the winter but it was fun to check it out in the summer. The...

17 Jun 8:55 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/11/13

When it came time to figure out where I wanted to spend my 30th birthday, it was an easy decision. I opted for a dirty thirty celebration in the actual dirt at Whistler Bike Park for a couple days to ring in the big day. It offered a chance to ride terrain I had accomplished previously and master new terrain when I reached the ripe age of 30. We arrived into Whistler on Monday June 10, ready to start the celebrati...

16 Jun 3:48 PM 1 Read More...

Downhill Mountain Biking Takes Over Summer

I remember the moment when I told myself downhill mountain biking was not for me. I was standing in the base of Whistler Village many summers ago as I watched the mountain bikers walking by with monstrous expensive bikes, full face helmets and padding covered in dirt. I could see the features, the drops and the berms from the base that they were riding. I was floored. I realized that that downhill mountain biking was...

27 Sep 5:18 AM 1 Read More...

Keystone Bike Park 9/16/12

Yesterday was about kicking off winter with the Keystone Rail Jam but today was about finishing off the Bike Park closing day. I was pretty amped to get on the dirt, ride the trails and start to familarize myself with the Bike Park at Keystone. It felt great to finally be riding my new Norco Aurum that took me all summer to pay off but now it's finally mine! Before today I had only seen this view covered in snow [s...

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Whistler Bike Park & Women's Bike Clinic 8/27/12

I might have missed Crankworx but I didn't wanna miss out on getting more laps in the Whistler Bike Park and experiencing one more women's clinic night. Since I had been traveling through Vancouver so many times this summer, it was the perfect opportunity to come ride Bike Park and do a Vancouver twitter scavenger hunt on Wednesday. Since today would be a full evening of bike park with the women's clinic, Carrie and...

27 Aug 10:10 PM 0 Read More...

Stevens Bike Park 8/17/12

After spending the last couple weeks in California, it was good to come back home to the sunny northwest and hit the trails at Stevens Pass Bike Park. A lot has changed since I was up in July, both trails are now fully top to bottom with tons of features jam packed into them. [singlepic id=14531 w=500 h=375 float=] I met up with Dennis to spend the early afternoon lapping the bike park. It was good to have a riding...

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Northstar Bike Park 8/2/12

After spending Tuesday in the Bike Park with the bumps and bends clinic, today was about getting back on the same trails and motivating myself to continue to conquer them while working on my riding. Conditions were dry and sunny but the breeze up and down on the ride were perfect for mountain biking. I started out on Live Wire, then headed over to Gypsy for a couple laps and ended the day on easier Coaster and Easy R...

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Northstar Bike Park 7/31/12

What a difference a resort looks like in the winter and the summer. In January I was lapping snow covered trails (even got a couple powder days) and here I am in July riding different trails on the same terrain at Northstar Resort. From boots to bike pads. Once I knew I'd be spending time in Lake Tahoe, I made sure to arrange a visit to ride Northstar's Bike Park. It's been fun to ride new terrain and really test my ...

31 Jul 6:53 PM 1 Read More...

Stevens Bike Park 7/15/12

Having the Stevens Pass Bike Park in my backyard is a dream come true. I knew that I'd be busy organizing and re-doing the website this weekend but was counting down till I could head up to the Bike Park for an afternoon break of lap after lap to clear my head. I wasn't sure what to expect for weekend crowds but found that even with the two trails and one chairlift, that the flow kept up during the day so lines were ...

16 Jul 5:45 PM 0 Read More...

Stevens Pass Bike Park Opening Day 7/6/12

When the Stevens Pass Bike Park opened late last summer, I was living out of state but still stoked to hear my home mountain opened lift accessed downhill trails. Since moving back to Washington earlier this winter, I've been anxiously awaiting for the snow to melt since Stevens closed for winter operations and today was finally the day for the Bike Park to open! Props to the hardworking Stevens team and crew to get ...

06 Jul 7:42 PM 1 Read More...