Located at 9075 feet above sea level in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Frisco Bike Park is not a place for the faint of heart. Dual slalom courses, loads of jump lines and a pump track for the kiddos make this a place to bring both the family and the bike quiver. A brief stop on a Saturday in August made for some cool images of some locals tearing it up.
WOW! That is the perfect way to describe the show that the riders, organizers and fans put on at this year’s dirt jump event at the Lyons Outdoor Games. The boys from Plus Size BMX and a bunch of local riders built a masterpiece at the Lyons dirt jump park and the competitors came to play. It was an event to remember to say the least.
The competition was fierce from the amateurs to the pros all to be topped off by a best trick session that should go down in history. The wind was howling, a 40 year old man threw a 720 and a flip-whip stole the show. It was hard to edit all of the super images down to even this many. All in a days work.
The 2012 Teva Mountain Games were again held in Vail, Colorado and this year’s Slope-style event was better than ever. The features were bigger and the competitors were ready to make their mark on this stellar event. I was fortunate to have a very patient 5 yr old assistant who’s creativity was impressive as she came up with names for many of the tricks we saw.
I did notice that I was the only photographer shooting the event with a 45lb. child on their shoulders.
Last night the Vail Rec District hosted the Vail Grind. The Grind is 5th leg of the 2011 Mountain Bike Race series and had a fantastic turnout on a beautiful evening. The course, a 4.7 mile loop that includes 1200′ of climbing, is situated on the Lionshead side of Vail Mountain. From the kids to the Pros everyone seemed to have a suffering good time.