The Trail Party Series Introduces Gravity Stage Racing

Feb 6, 2019 at 11:35
by TeamTrailParty  
Party at Paja

PRESS RELEASE: Team Trail Party

All Photos By: Keith Smathers

Join Team Trail Party this summer for a race series built on the fundamental principle that racing should be a good time. The events are focused on reaching a broader audience of riders by creating a laid back race experience. We call this exceptional format Gravity Stage Racing.

Trail Party is rider-owned, giving our organization a unique insight into rider experience. We believe that every rider deserves the same level of service in our race from beginners to professional. We are dedicated to creating a loyal rider base that will in turn support sustainable events that could someday be offered at Bike Parks around the nation.

The Format

The format of the Trail Party Series stands out from other gravity mountain bike races by alleviating many of the stresses that negatively affect the outcome of the rider’s weekend.

100% Lift Access
-Riders will be fresh for the downhill stages.

“Best Of” Format
-Allowing as many runs as a rider wants, means a mechanical, small crash, or catching another rider will not decide the outcome of a race.

Ride the stages in any order
-Letting riders go to whichever stage they would like throughout the day reduces long lines and adds an additional layer of strategy to the event.

Ride the stages with your friends
-Riding with friends or team members keeps the good vibes going all day.

Party at Paja

The Venues

Purgatory Bike Park
The series will kick off in iconic Durango Colorado at Purgatory Bike Park leading into the 4th of July holiday. Riders will experience 3-4 stages in the bike park. Stay after the race to ride all the amazing backcountry that Durango has to offer. Celebrate your SEND-A-PENDENCE With Team Trail Party and Purgatory Bike Park.

Pajarito Bike Park
Our second venue on the tour is located just 40 minutes from Santa Fe in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We had our inaugural test event here last year with amazing feedback. The trails in the bike park are straight out of a backcountry downhill paradise and the surrounding 20 min plus descents around the city make this New Mexico’s best kept secret. Take our word for it, you do not want to sleep on this event. It could become one of your favorite places to visit.

Angel Fire Bike Park
The final stop for the summer tour takes place at Angel Fire Bike Park, Trail Party’s home away from home. This event has been in the works for 3+ years and we are elated to have the tour end at one of the best bike parks in North America. We are pulling out all the stops for this party. There will be a kid’s pumptrack race before awards and we are working on a system where the registered riders get to vote on a stage to be used in the race!

Party at Paja

A new day for gravity racing

Trail Party would love for you to join us at the bike parks this summer. Take a look at some of the reviews from riders that have previously ridden with us.

bigquotesThe Party at Paja 2018 was a super relaxed format that provided a stress-free race environment for young and old racers alike. I definitely think this is the future of MTB racing and I can’t wait for the next one.
Teddy Jaramillo-Transition Bikes

bigquotesHands down one of my favorite races of the year. More relaxed atmosphere than enduro races, but more bang for your buck than DH. It’s the best of both worlds.
Alex Scott-Jagged Axe Trail Design

bigquotesIt was an awesome day of riding with a little friendly competition. Definitely my most fun race day of 2018 and I can’t wait to do it again.
Syd Schulz-Jamis Bikes



Early registration is open to the first 100 riders for each event and will give riders the opportunity to save on entry fees. A series relies on its rider base so please sign up early and share with your friends. See you on the lift.
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MENTIONS: @TeamTrailParty


  • 12 1
 Bringing my DH bike, see you guys from the podium enduro bros
  • 3 1
 Yassss! LOL
  • 6 0
 These guys put on a well organized, laid back events, looking forward to doing party laps this summer!!
  • 7 0
 These guys do so much for the Texas Mtb scene we are lucky to have them!
  • 7 0
 Can't ask for a much better race format, stoked to try these out
  • 3 0
 alright, alright! sounds legit to me. we've been looking for more fun, not more stress and money! Look to see Bicycle Experience representing. So stoked for this season of new fun.
  • 4 1
 Super rad people behind this series-- always one helluva rowdy time playing bikes! Mark your calendars and be ready to party with TTP!
  • 5 0
 Awesome idea love to see more of these
  • 2 0
 Any plans or consideration for doing some sort of team aspect? @TeamTrailParty

That's one our favorite aspects of endurance races, that and doing co-ed races.

We'll be at both Paja and Angelfire, that's for sure!
  • 4 0
 Looking forward to these!
  • 3 0
 Going to be a great race season! Thanks to the Trail Party crew for putting in the work to Make Enduro Great Again!
  • 4 1
 Boom! Can't wait. See ya'll there!
  • 4 1
 Certainly a trail party you won't want to miss this summer! Yewww...
  • 4 1
 Honored to be a part of the first one last year. Was a dope ass race....
  • 4 1
 Super stoked for this series!
  • 4 1
 This looks awesome! See you guys this summer
  • 3 0
 Yeeaaaa boys!! Bringing affordable racing to the mountains!
  • 2 0
 These are going to be some fun races! Jeremiah always brings the trail party to any venue!
  • 3 0
 this sounds rad! put this on my list of to do's!
  • 2 0
 Oh, this sounds fun! Plus, that last pic looks like the guy is not in for a "good landing" ouch.
  • 3 0
  • 4 1
  • 4 1
 Going to be so sick!
  • 2 0
 Laps on Laps homie!
  • 4 2
 Really looking forward to this series!
  • 2 0
 Pumped to see the format grow and some really big scale venues!
  • 2 0
 Awesome, will try to make at last one of these races!
  • 1 0
 I talked to someone who raced one of these at Angel Fire and they said it was super awesome.
  • 2 0
 This is my kind of event!
  • 2 0
 I know what my summer is looking like!!!

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