Courtesy/Angel Fire Bike Park
Courtesy/Angel Fire Bike Park
- Pro Rider, Brett Tippie, Will Sign Autographs and Help Usher in Mountain Bike Season
ANGEL FIRE – Awarded #1 Bike Park in the Southwest by MTBParks.com, Angel Fire Bike Park (www.angelfirebikepark.com), the largest Bike Park in the Rockies, will open with more than 60 miles of trails, May 19, for the summer season. Additionally, bike park organizers are inviting all riders up for the only summer bike demo in the Southwest over Memorial Day Weekend.
“If you’ve had your eye on a new downhill or cross-country bike but want to try it out before you commit to buying one, Angel Fire Bike Park Demo Daze is a perfect weekend to try the latest bikes on our trails to see which suspension works best for your style of riding,” said bike park manager Hogan Koesis of Angel Fire Resort.
Demo Daze is May 27-28, with bikes and gear from top vendors being shown including Yeti, Santa Cruz, Specialized and others.
The two-day event is for any riders who are interested in DH, XC, Enduro, or a mix of mountain bike terrain. Angel Fire Bike Park is bringing together bike vendors from all over the country for novice and expert riders to test-ride the latest bikes and try out new biking gear.
“While some mountains charge riders entrance fees, what’s great about this demo is our riders can come up and try out the gear all day long for the cost of a bike park lift ticket. The lift ticket will also include access to live music, tastings at the Brewfest tent and entrance to the Red Bull movie premiere that night that takes place outside under the stars,” Koesis said.
Larger than life personality and pioneer of the freeride movement, Brett Tippie, will be at Demo Daze signing autographs and entertaining attendees with his stories about extreme riding.
“Having Brett Tippie, also known as the Director of Good Times, here at our Demo Daze is a great way to kick off our summer mountain biking season,” Koesis said. “He always offers riders expert advice and entertains all of us with his crazy stories and jokes. He’s the perfect addition to our Memorial Day Weekend event.”
Additionally, the two days of bike demo days include:
- Daily Bike Demos by Yeti, Specialized, YT, Scott Bikes, Jamis, SR Suntour and more
- ‘Ride with the Pros’ guided trail rides sponsored by Nali Bikes
- Free shuttles to and from the Greenbelt’s XC/Enduro-style Trails
- Lift Access to Angel Fire Bike Park
- Beer Garden
- Free Red Bull movie premiere
- Raffle to win a DH suspension bike
Lift Tickets are not included with attendance to this event and will need to be purchased to test out a bike in the Bike Park. Riders will need to be 12 years old to test ride and 21, with a valid ID, to enter the Brewfest area.
About Angel Fire Bike Park
Located in Angel Fire, New Mexico, Angel Fire Bike Park ranked #1 in the Southwest by Decline Magazine and MTBparks.com, is the premier mountain bike destination in the southern Rocky Mountains. Angel Fire Bike Park offers chairlift-accessed terrain for downhill, cross-country and all-mountain styles of mountain bike riding, including beginner, intermediate and advanced/ expert trails. Collective features of the bike park include riding clinics, bike rentals and repairs, guided tours, skills parks, freestyle features, special events and bike-friendly, slopeside lodging. Angel Fire Bike Park is privately owned and operated by Angel Fire Resort, and is open from May to October, providing one of the longest bike park seasons in the United States. Angel Fire Bike Park partners include Schwalbe, Fox Head Co., ODI, Maxima Racing Oil, SR Suntour, Deity Components, and Red Bull. For additional information on Angel Fire Bike Park or Angel Fire Resort, call 800.633.7463 or visit www.angelfirebikepark.com.