ANGEL FIRE, NM - (April 30, 2013) – Angel Fire Resort continues to cement its reputation as one of the largest and most affordable mountain biking destinations in the Rockies. The Angel Fire Bike Park will now offer riders, of all abilities, over 50 miles of new and enhanced trails. During the off season, the Bike Park operations team have worked aggressively to create and improve the mountain cross country and
downhill trails to appeal to both the experienced rider, as well as those new to the sport.
“No other bike destination in the Rockies is offering what we are,” said Hogan Koesis, director of the Angel Fire Bike Park. “We have the incredible benefits of widely varying terrain, a privately owned mountain on which to develop a trail network, a long season to build and the full support of our resort ownership. Everyday our team gets up on the mountain and works to keep the trails safe and the experience exciting.”
For the novice and intermediate riders, the Angel Fire Bike Park has reworked the trails so beginners will have a safe and controlled environment to learn the sport, improve their basic skills and fine-tune the right technique for difficult sections. A full span of instructors are also on hand for one-on-one skills training and advice. This season Angel Fire Resort is offering more for families and younger riders who have never mountain biked - including more smaller-sized bikes in the rental fleet, a new summit area skill center, bike clinics and multi-day camps.
The Angel Fire Bike Park also boasts the longest season in the Rockies with all trails open from May 17 – October 27, offering 108 days of riding, weather permitting. New this year, riders will experience the expansion along the backside of the mountain with the new Enduro Trails. Simply take the lift up and enjoy the scenic surroundings and biking opportunities on the backside and either download, or choose a plethora of trails to descend down the front.
The 50-plus mile trail network does not include the great off-mountain trails in the village of Angel Fire and surrounding Kit Carson National Forest. Options off the mountain include the 23-mile South Boundary Trail, which begins just south of Angel Fire and ends in Taos, NM. The South Boundary Trail, deemed by many to be a “can’t miss” epic ride, features some of the best high-altitude single-track anywhere in the United States. These off-mountain trails give reason to plan extended stays in Angel Fire to experience all the area offers for fat tire enthusiasts.
Along with the revamped terrain the resort is offering deep discounts on passes and lodging packages, creating one of the most affordable mountain biking destinations in the country.
· Single-day Lift Pass $30
· The Gravity Pass $250 - a season pass that offers unlimited chairlift rides from May – October, and three free days at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, CO.
· Stay & Ride Package – as low as $69 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Includes lodging at the slopeside Lodge at Angel Fire Resort and a single-day lift pass.
As the site of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, NORBA Nationals, USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships and part of the PRO GRT calendar, the Angel Fire Bike Park will host a series of events this summer season as well.
ANNUAL CHILE CHALLENGE (PRO GRT)
JUNE 7 - 9 -- DH, STXC, DS, XC and Hill Climb XC
Come out and race the classic Chile Challenge Mountain Bike Race. This action packed weekend will include a Downhill, Dual Slalom and an Oso High Omnium Cross Country; consisting of a standard XC, Hill Climb and Short Track XC.
BIG MOUNTAIN ENDURO
Angel Fire is proud to announce one of the Nation’s most unique and largest Enduro races. Enduro is all about combining cross-country athleticism with downhill technique, With one day out of bounds and one day in bounds, this event should be at the top of bucket list for any mountain biker. Negotiating timed stages, mountain bikers will race their way through an action packed weekend and a plethora of courses to be crowned Enduro champion.
USA CYCLING GRAVITY MOUNTAIN BIKE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Angel Fire Bike Park hosts the USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships. Events will include Downhill and Dual Slalom racing along with festivities in between.
RED BULL DREAMLINE
Red Bull BMX athlete Anthony Napolitan has opened up his private training facility to 24 of the world’s best bmx dirt riders to compete for the title. This Signature Series contest is the first of its kinds; an unrestricted trails style course that sends riders to the moon, competing in a rider-judged jam format. Red Bull Dream Line is a contest built by bike riders for bike riders.
ANGEL FIRE’S 4th ANNUAL FREERIDE FEST – LABOR DAY WEEKEND
AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1
Join us for live music, beer, and a chance to mountain bike the Angel Fire Bike Park in a fun, festival environment. The last mountain bike event of the season, the Red Bull Final Descent is an intense 12-hour endurance downhill mountain bike challenge for sport, expert and pro-class mountain bike riders.
To schedule your reservation or for more information about The Angel Fire Bike Park, including the full schedule of events, go to for www.angelfirebikepark.com or www.angelfireresort.com
About Angel Fire Bike Park
Located in Angel Fire, New Mexico, Angel Fire Bike Park is a premiere 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 Specialized, GT, Santa Cruz, Scott Bicycles, Transition, Devinci, Kona and Royal Racing. For additional information on Angel Fire Bike Park or Angel Fire Resort, please call 800-633-7463 or log on to www.angelfirebikepark.com.
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