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May 18, 2020 at 18:54
May 18, 2020
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downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 18, 2020 at 18:51
May 18, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
Yes, we are. All rental bikes and gear will be at High Peaks Cyclery on May 23/24, 2020 located at 2733 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 13, 2020 at 5:40
May 13, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
@MikerJ: BETA has done amazing work in the region adding tons of new cross country trails. The summit is much higher than where the lift goes and the terrain gets much steeper towards the summit. A trail like you described would most likely become a very gnarly DH trail due to steepness and compaction. The top 1,000 feet from Little Whiteface was not for everyone and I can't imagine trails higher than that becoming popular in that area. We already had something that no one else had in the NE and people really did not come.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 12, 2020 at 4:04
May 12, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
Thanks for the very kind words. I always thought that the 5K DH would live in infamy, serious downhillers would move to the region to train and ORDA would help make DH an Olympic sport. Those were some big dreams I had because I thought this place had the infrastructure and people to make it happen. I even thought that the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid would house and train athletes. No worries as we will dream and create at Bootleg Canyon and other western riding locations. It was a fun run. Gutted for the area though as lift service is a nice addition to a riding destination.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 8, 2020 at 15:45
May 8, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
We tried and tried but they are just into mountain bikes there. Not into MTB, unreal!
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 8, 2020 at 15:43
May 8, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
Scott, you and Adam will be missed and were always considered "hard-core" Whiteface downhillers. As Hard-Core as they come. Please visit us out west at a gnarly DVO event.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 8, 2020 at 9:46
May 8, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
I have had a home on the west coast for years and the DVO Gravity Series keeps us super busy with fun and gnar.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 8, 2020 at 9:34
May 8, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
We will miss having some of the most challenging trails around. Thanks for coming all those years. Being the optimist I am, I am still hoping for a July and August mini-season this year at Whiteface. I sent my final request in a few weeks back and have not heard back from that yet. I just noticed they updated their website saying no biking. Once I know that is final, I will um.... not be as quiet.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
May 8, 2020 at 9:28
May 8, 2020
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Will Not Open for the 2020 Season
We are hoping not forever, but still waiting to hear back from ORDA. If we have to wait a couple of years, we still would need to sell almost everything. Each year we only get a 4-month contract. Last year, they did not let us know we had a season until June 1, then we opened 1 week later. Please notice the date on this as Monday, May 11. That is when we may know more and when this story will be published as it is still in "edit" mode.
downhillmike downhillmike's article
Mar 20, 2020 at 5:03
Mar 20, 2020
Race Report: 2020 Reaper Madness - Bootleg Canyon
Austin, no problem and my apologies. After one submits a news story on Pinkbike it is not possible to edit. I asked Pinkbike if they could fix my mistake and they did. Thanks, Pinkbike, Austin and Commencal USA!
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