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  • SilmFilm Episode 0-04: Plot Mapping

    · The Tolkien Professor

    Episode 0-4 Audio  Introduction/Review Today, we are dividing up the Silmarillion storyline into actual seasons for the show. (And it’s also Season Finale for Season Zero) and summarizing what has been covered. Frame stories for narratives provided by characters we’re familiar with (a few characters from the Third and Fourth Ages) Narrators will have their own stories and character development, so the stories will have different relevances to various parts of narrators’ lives. Leading candidates: Sam, Aragorn, Celeborn in Rivendell, possibly Legolas and Gimli Aragorn as narrator opens up “cameos” by Gilraen, Arwen, etc. Sam’s kids may be fighting, so he says, “Let me tell you about the Silmarils…” Celeborn can bring in Galadriel Illuvatar has very few appearances outside "The Ainulindalë" (and little need to bring him in visually/aurally) Valar: 2 different forms (pre- and post- awakening of the Elves): Elemental forms prior to meeting Elves (e.g., Ulmo is “oceany,” Manwe is “sky-y”, Yavanna taking on different animal forms) Valar will be cast as actors when meeting the Elves, tho the actors will do the voices prior to their Elvish forms. Depiction of action of magic: minimize visual effects, but something is needed. We will need poetry/verse beyond Tolkien’s own poetry (homework for poets!) Need to follow Tolkien’s verse structure (Tolkien Poetry course pack is a “must take” when it is released in the fall) Looking Back to Last Episode The Silmarillion (book) is an overview from the Elves’ point of view, so when characters depict the stories, the dialogue will reflect how the different peoples of Middle-earth speak. Dialectical differences/accents for geographical/racial groups Quenya/Sindarin divide – have not yet solved how to differentiate (tabled) Higher rhetorical register for Valar (more archaic) Elves less so, but more than Men, etc. Chronology: One unified chronological story vs. jumping around. Not doing the “4 minutes per story for 7 stories” format Having narrators pushes for unified stories Mythgard Announcements: Fall courses are set and ready for registration. Amy H. Sturgis: A look at the cultural phenomenon, as well as an in-depth look at the films of Star Wars Michael Drout: Anglo-Saxon taught – zero to Beowulf in one semester John Garth: Tolkien’s early life and the relationship to his work (early life before oxford and WWI) and how his mythology grew out of this time period Book Context of this Episode: All of it, but we’re looking at the first 4 seasons. We are deciding on division points for those. Currently, we’re looking at the Noldor in Beleriand as Season 4, so up through that. Today’s topic: Reminder about style and approach: it is important to think about “Epitome” is Christopher Tolkien’s word for the Silmarillion text. (Overview/Summary) The story isn’t close to the action. There will need to be more material added: character development, backstory. When thinking of the plot, the book cannot be simply divided into sections. Beginning: time of the Valar and creating Arda, initial conflicts with Melkor. (Setting up Valinor Chaining of Melkor and Awakening of the Elves Invitation of the Elves back to Valinor Travel of Elves across Middle-earth, Thingol meeting Melian (and being frozen for centuries!) Unrest of the Noldor So, today we want to plan the first 4 seasons. Discussion Where does this end? What’s the final story/episode? (War of Wrath? Why not tell the story of Numenor?) Sam Gamgee getting on the boat or Celeborn doing an epilogue, or the death of Arwen and Aragorn, and maybe go beyond them. (Contemporaneous end of the narrators’ stories)15-20 years of stories! Where do we end Season 1? Do we start with the Ainulindale? How do we depict Music of the Ainur? Three possibilities for ending: Beginning to the awakening of the elves (13 episodes) (Valar-only Season 1)…(seems to be the preferred option) The focus of this is the “Coming of the Children” Action packed finale with Melkor vs. Manwe and Overthrow of Utumno? Orome finding the Elves begins Season 2. He’ll be the first Valar to assume a non-elemental form Doesn’t necessarily need to be “classic cliffhangers” but a “hook” Teaser for the next season at the end of the current season This will compel us to develop the characters of the Valar. Seems like the perfect way to bring in the Valaquenta Up to the unchaining of Melkor, but the Unrest of the Noldor could be season 2 Flight of the Noldor/Burning of the ships (if not for season 1, this scene should end some season) Does Season 1 sound like one narrator? All agree “Yes” though we need to choose who as narrator would be relevant. Glorfindel telling a young Estel telling the story of the Fall of Gondolin would be an exception. Gandalf telling a story would be “good fan service.” "The Ainulindalë" doesn’t need an eyewitness as narrator. (But Bombadil as a narrator would have to be entirely written in poetry!) What are our narrators' stories? Aragorn: overarching life story (Hero’s journey) Adolescent Aragorn in Rivendell, with Gilraen, instruction from Elrond, gaining wisdom. Discovering his heritage, being engaged to Arwen Becoming king Final scene would be deathbed with Arwen. Life in Gondor when he’s older and instructing his son – the story of Lord of the Rings. Merry and Pippin (as elders) could participate in the framestory. Rise and Fall of Numenor – Aragorn would be a good candidate for this story. We can also see how Aragorn becomes the man we see in LOTR. Rangers sitting around a campfire, Aragorn telling cautionary tales to his men Aragorn/Celeborn/Samwise as dominant framestories. Aragorn is the culmination of the stories of Valar, Elves and Men, and will be likely the longest narrator…the stories are very relevant to him. Spinoff: “The Adventures of Young Aragorn” Sam – Smaller story arc: Young Sam hearing stories from Mr. Bilbo, sowing the seeds of Sam’s love for all things Elvish. Sam’s time in the shire as Mayor – talk about the Shire in the 4th age (begin at Frodo’s leaving for the Greyhavens and end when he gets on his own boat) Living at home with Frodo for a few years, forestry work, his wedding…(could be covered at the end with elderly Sam telling his children of the Scouring of the Shire/Battle of Bywater. What’s Sam’s first story going to be? He might represent the “establishment of the new order” – Bilbo has made adventures fashionable again…connections to the outside world and its impact on the culture of the Shire. (Goes from a pleasant cultural isolation/”backwater” to being in contact/familiar with the outside world) Celeborn in Rivendell after Elrond leaves. (Galadriel never shows up.) The fading of the Elves should be his main theme. We can show Celeborn resisting the fading. He may be the spokesperson of the Elves who don’t want to go, trying to retain the past. (Both good and bad) Eventually he decides to leave, and when he does, He and Sam could sail off together (with Legolas and Gimli) Comic Moment: Spinoff sitcom of the 4 them (the ship gets off course! Like Gilligan’s Island) Aragorn and the hobbits may stop by to see Celeborn while traveling. Celeborn always being in the same setting, while Aragorn and Sam are traveling about and doing different things, can reflect the longevity of the Elves. Given this, Season 1 goes to Aragorn(?) Working title for the season: “The Shaping of Arda” A separate narrator for "The Ainulindalë" might work, as that’s such a different story from the rest. That inconsistency might be okay. Intertwine the 3 narrators? Place and time subtitles to help with chronology Or different elves could be telling a young Estel parts of the Ainulindale, and Estel could learn something from that story. Noldor arriving in Beleriand might be a good point to bring in Celeborn (after kinslaying) Sam’s first story: could start with the Bliss of Valinor and the Awakening of the Elves (journey to valinor) Season 2: Begins with Oromë finding the Elves and inviting them to Valinor. The Bliss, and then the Unchaining of Melkor, and how he started the poisoning of the Elves or the forging of the Silmarils. Or the death of Finwë (darkening of Valinor). Arc: Bliss of Valinor, rise of dissention, and the Darkening (Melkor taking the Silmarils) Working title for the season: “The Noontide of Valinor” Season 3 Opens with Oath of Fëanor (his death as the opening of Season 4) and the Unrest, the Kinslaying, Doom of Mandos the Burning of the Ships, the setting up of kingdoms, Crossing of Helcaraxë (and end with Rising of the Moon) Galadriel may make an appearance here Working title for the season: “The Unrest of the Noldor” Season 4: Beleriand Stuff Fëanor’s death will cause the stories of peoples to diverge. Healing of the breach) Sons of Fëanor need more fleshing out Will need an asynchronous Season 0 Episode to discuss later seasons “Season 1” section of the forum is open, be thinking about Casting (for two episodes down the line). First Age 12-season arc between the beginning to the War of Wrath!!!! Second age How many seasons do we spend in Númenor? Rise of the Dwarves, Death of Celebrimbor, forging of the Rings About 20 years of work before we get to the Hobbit! (“New hobbit adaptation in 2035!!”) Summary and Decisions made Frame stories: Aragorn, Celeborn and Samwise are dominant Season 1: Valar only, “The Shaping of Arda” Season 2: Beginning of the Elves, “The Noontide of Valinor” Season 3: “The Unrest of the Noldor” Season 4: Beleriand Closing Questions for Season 1, Episode 1 Next class: August 14 Prepare outline for the 13 episodes of Season 1 and consider Valar casting. Recommended Reading “Season 1 source material” Audience Question Q: Can I ask a quick question: How long did we plan to make each episode? A: Normally an hour with occasional two-hour specials

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  • KLACKANDE #8 Silly Season #1

    · Klacken.nu

      Silly Season snack med Lukas, Glenn o Keven Äntligen är Klacken tillbaka efter sitt vinter uppehåll, fulltankade på ny energi för ett nytt Klackande år! I denna första del av Silly Season får ni höra följande Klackepisode Meny’ Spanien Silly 0:00min Tyskland Silly 13:00min Frankrike Silly 26:50min Fortsättning följer Klackande 9. Silly Season #2Read more →

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  • MTBParks Podcast - "July 23 Update"

    · 00:58:33 · Mountain Bike Radio

    The MTBParks Bike Park News Podcast is back after a few weeks off! Michelle and Ben chat about what is going on behind the scenes at MTBParks.com, including the valuable MTBParks Pass, why it's important to support small businesses that you use, enduro, and more. Michelle also gives updates on parks, trails, and races to take note of.   If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good.    Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com.    Related Show Notes: MTBParks Pass MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram MTBParks.com YouTube MTBParks.com Vimeo YouTube.com/MTBparksVimeo.com/MTBparks Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member     News:   New Trails:Mt Bachelor New TrailSnowbird New TrailNew Bike Parks:Discovery in Montana joins the gravity scene.Down the Road:Killington Gravity Logic Deal in the works?Beta Testing Reviews on MTBparks Site: Post your reviews of your bike park visits.SBA (Small Business Advertising) Program Just Launched.Designed for local Small Businesses looking to reach mountain bikers planning trips to their resort communities. Starting at just $300 - get your company listed through the end of 2015!   Upcoming Events:   UCI MTB World Cup 2014: Mont-Sainte-Anne, CanadaSaturday, August 2 at 11:15 am - 1:15 pm (PDT) - Downhill FinalsThe Championship heads to North America as the riders do battle on one of the most recognizable race tracks, Mont Sainte-Anne. Watch it LIVE on Red Bull TV!UCI World Cup | Windham, NY, USAYou can watch live on RedBull TV. Get the schedule and find a link on MTBparks.com Mountain Creek, NJ: Dirt Rock N Root Women's DH CampJoin Kathi and Dirt, Rock n Root Training for a series of 3 day women’s downhill clinics July 25-27 and August 22-24!  Riders will start by reviewing the core fundamentals and then move on to developing the key skills for conquering the mountain – descending position, cornering, braking.  You’ll work on how to pick the best line down the trail, and how to clear obstacles that you find along the way.  There will also be a GoPro video analysis of your riding, so you can literally see how you are improving!Windham, NY: POC ESC "Test Your Glory" World Cup DH Preview RaceHere’s another POC ESC DH Cup Race that you do not want to miss. The POC ESC "Test Your Glory" World Cup DH Preview Race presented by Clif Bar.That’s right, we’ll be breaking in the World Cup Track for the UCI World Cup coming to Windham just two weeks later. This will be you only opportuniy to race or ride this course this year. (unless you’re a WC Pro)Pro and Amateur practice will be separate so there will be plenty of time to get your lines dialed. The Race the World Course that the POC ESC will be racing during the World Cup Weekend will be open so you can get a jump on practicing that course as well. So you will be able to ride all day!!Silver Mountain, ID: Ladies Day Aug 2 | Silver Race Series #4 Aug 3   Come ride with Pro racers Jaime Rees and Chelsey Henry. This is your chance to pick up some basic tips on riding and race prep from two ladies who have raced downhill at the pro and world cup level! Structured as a group ride with some Q&A and a little bit of skill work, think of it as a chance to meet and ride with some like minded ladies.. Women of all ability levels are welcome!Cost: FreeMeet: 9:30 in the villageLift Ticket: $20 Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014Part of the North American Enduro TourAs part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.   On Friday, you can expect the World Enduro Series races to be completed by early afternoon. Saturday and Sunday there will be minimal impact on the trails open in the bike park and, by the way, we’re open until 7pm Wednesday through Saturday so there is plenty of time to GET YOUR RIDE ON!    Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills. August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship  Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing. Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals  Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs. Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014 Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series   Big Mountain Enduro    Moab - August 23   Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.   Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often! Get the MTBParks Pass NOW (Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)   RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS: United States Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/SnowmassOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.   Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested ButteOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Hampshire | Attitash Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Mexico | Angel FireOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New York | Plattekill Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.New York | Whiteface Bike Park One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.Bike and Stay package coming soon!   Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Utah | Brian Head Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Burke Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Mount Snow Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Virginia | Bryce Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Washington | Stevens Pass Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wisconsin | The Rock Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wyoming | Grand TargheeOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. CanadaNew Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:   California | China Peak Bike Park 50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   Montana | Whitefish Bike Park50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada50% off shuttles through the end of the year.   WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Canfield Brothers Bikes MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.   SR SUNTOUR SR Suntour's mission is to RIDE MORE WRENCH LESS and as an MTBparks Pass member they are offering 25% off MSRP on any of the company's performance suspension products EpiXon, Auron, Durolux or RUX. To learn more about SR Suntour's line, visit www.srsuntour-cycling.com. For questions or order placement contact our Madison, WI location, email service@usulcorp.com or call 608-229-6610. Please have your member ID available.

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  • MTBParks Podcast - "June 20 - Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival"

    · 01:25:00 · Mountain Bike Radio

    In this episode, Michelle and Ben get listeners caught up on what is going on in the world of MTBParks.com, including the upcoming summer tour. Michelle discusses the new, great updates to the MTBParks Pass and reminds listeners what the pass has to offer. She also give a lot of this week's park updates and events rundown.    After Michelle and Ben are done, listen in to hear Ben's interviews with Enduro Cup and Visit Sun Valley about the upcoming Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, which includes the Sun Valley Super Enduro.    If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good.    Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com.    Related Show Notes: Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram MTBParks.com YouTube MTBParks.com Vimeo YouTube.com/MTBparksVimeo.com/MTBparks Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member     Currently Open Parks:   The Rock Bike Park - WI    Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ Plattekill Bike Park - NY Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA    Angel Fire Bike Park - NM    Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - OntarioBromont Bike Park - Quebec Mount Snow Bike Park - VT Snowshoe Bike Park - WV Attitash Bike Park - NH Spirit Mountain - MN Highland - NH Mammoth, CA Snow Summit, CA Granby Ranch, CO Launch, PA Sundance, UT Burke Bike Park at Kingdom Trails Grand Targhee Mtb Park Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte Silver Mountain Bike Park     Upcoming Park Openings:   Bike Snowmass Opening Day - Saturday, June 21Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615   Park News:   Whistler Bike Park, BC Whistler's extended play takes effect this weekend giving you three more hours to shred each day AND the resort announced recently that the Garbanzo Zone will be opening up on June 21st, a full week earlier than last year.   Silver Star, BC Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.   Silver Star has expanded its downhill trail network to provide riders with the option of riding a new intermediate trail from the summit to the mountain base. Jedi Mind Trick, a blue trail that runs from the base of the mountain to half-way up is being extended to the summit and the double black diamond trail Pro-Star – Walk the Line, that runs from the summit to half way down the mountain will be extended to the bottom. The trail network that will link existing trails with new trails are currently in their final stages of construction.   China Peak, CA The VP Components EnduroFest is coming up June 21 & 22. Running at high elevation, this event features a course that puts the “endure” into enduro, with three arduous transfer climbs plus three technically demanding timed downhill stages on loose, rocky and dusty terrain. The winner in each category is based on the fastest total time in the three special stages. The eleven categories include beginner, sport, expert and pro riders. $4,000 goes to the top 20 Pro/Open men; with $1,000 split between the top ten Pro/Open women. Awards go three deep in all other categories.   Park City Mountain Resort, UT Summer arrived in Park City last week as the resort fired up the Town Lift for mountain bikes on June 6. The Crescent Lift is scheduled to open June 21, which will provide more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort.   Upcoming Events:   POC Eastern States Cup - Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22   NEMBAfest - Vermont, Kingdom Trails - June 20-22     Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014 Enduro Cup : Part of the Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and the North American Enduro Tour This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.   British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014 BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing. July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship   Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle. July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza  Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014Part of the North American Enduro TourAs part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.   Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills. August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship  Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing. Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals  Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs. Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014 Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series   Big Mountain Enduro at SnowmassSaturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22Location:  Snowmass, CO Durango - June 28-29 The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will Keystone - July 12-13 This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour. The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Moab - August 23   Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.   --------------------------------------------------------------------   Related Show Notes: Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram MTBParks.com YouTube MTBParks.com Vimeo YouTube.com/MTBparksVimeo.com/MTBparks Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member     Currently Open Parks:   The Rock Bike Park - WI    Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ Plattekill Bike Park - NY Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA    Angel Fire Bike Park - NM    Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - OntarioBromont Bike Park - Quebec Mount Snow Bike Park - VT Snowshoe Bike Park - WV Attitash Bike Park - NH Spirit Mountain - MN Highland - NH Mammoth, CA Snow Summit, CA Granby Ranch, CO Launch, PA Sundance, UT Burke Bike Park at Kingdom Trails Grand Targhee Mtb Park Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte Silver Mountain Bike Park     Upcoming Park Openings:   Bike Snowmass Opening Day - Saturday, June 21Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615   Park News:   Whistler Bike Park, BC Whistler's extended play takes effect this weekend giving you three more hours to shred each day AND the resort announced recently that the Garbanzo Zone will be opening up on June 21st, a full week earlier than last year.   Silver Star, BC Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.   Silver Star has expanded its downhill trail network to provide riders with the option of riding a new intermediate trail from the summit to the mountain base. Jedi Mind Trick, a blue trail that runs from the base of the mountain to half-way up is being extended to the summit and the double black diamond trail Pro-Star – Walk the Line, that runs from the summit to half way down the mountain will be extended to the bottom. The trail network that will link existing trails with new trails are currently in their final stages of construction.   China Peak, CA The VP Components EnduroFest is coming up June 21 & 22. Running at high elevation, this event features a course that puts the “endure” into enduro, with three arduous transfer climbs plus three technically demanding timed downhill stages on loose, rocky and dusty terrain. The winner in each category is based on the fastest total time in the three special stages. The eleven categories include beginner, sport, expert and pro riders. $4,000 goes to the top 20 Pro/Open men; with $1,000 split between the top ten Pro/Open women. Awards go three deep in all other categories.   Park City Mountain Resort, UT Summer arrived in Park City last week as the resort fired up the Town Lift for mountain bikes on June 6. The Crescent Lift is scheduled to open June 21, which will provide more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort.   Upcoming Events:   POC Eastern States Cup - Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22   NEMBAfest - Vermont, Kingdom Trails - June 20-22     Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014 Enduro Cup : Part of the Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and the North American Enduro Tour This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.   British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014 BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing. July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship   Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle. July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza  Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014Part of the North American Enduro TourAs part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.   Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills. August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship  Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing. Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals  Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs. Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014 Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series   Big Mountain Enduro at SnowmassSaturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22Location:  Snowmass, CO Durango - June 28-29 The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will Keystone - July 12-13 This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour. The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Moab - August 23   Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.   -------------------------------------------------------------------   Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often! Get the MTBParks Pass NOW (Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)   RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS: United States Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/SnowmassOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.   Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested ButteOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Hampshire | Attitash Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Mexico | Angel FireOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New York | Plattekill Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.New York | Whiteface Bike Park One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.Bike and Stay package coming soon!   Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Utah | Brian Head Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Burke Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Mount Snow Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Virginia | Bryce Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Washington | Stevens Pass Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wisconsin | The Rock Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wyoming | Grand TargheeOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. CanadaNew Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:   California | China Peak Bike Park 50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   Montana | Whitefish Bike Park50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada50% off shuttles through the end of the year.   WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Canfield Brothers Bikes MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.   SR SUNTOUR SR Suntour's mission is to RIDE MORE WRENCH LESS and as an MTBparks Pass member they are offering 25% off MSRP on any of the company's performance suspension products EpiXon, Auron, Durolux or RUX. To learn more about SR Suntour's line, visit www.srsuntour-cycling.com. For questions or order placement contact our Madison, WI location, email service@usulcorp.com or call 608-229-6610. Please have your member ID available

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  • The MTBParks Podcast - "June 15th Update"

    · 00:48:43 · Mountain Bike Radio

    This is another jam-packed show covering all of the latest bike park updates, including openings, news, and reports from the last week.      If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good.    Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com.    Related Show Notes: MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram MTBParks.com YouTube MTBParks.com Vimeo YouTube.com/MTBparksVimeo.com/MTBparks Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member     Currently Open Parks:   The Rock Bike Park - WI    Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ Plattekill Bike Park - NY Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA    Angel Fire Bike Park - NM    Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - OntarioBromont Bike Park - Quebec Mount Snow Bike Park - VT Snowshoe Bike Park - WV Attitash Bike Park - NH Spirit Mountain - MN Highland - NH Mammoth, CA Snow Summit, CA Granby Ranch, CO Launch, PA Sundance, UT Burke Bike Park at Kingdom Trails Grand Targhee Mtb Park Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte Silver Mountain Bike Park     Upcoming Park Openings:   Bike Snowmass Opening Day - Saturday, June 21Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615   Park News:   Whistler Bike Park, BC Whistler's extended play takes effect this weekend giving you three more hours to shred each day AND the resort announced recently that the Garbanzo Zone will be opening up on June 21st, a full week earlier than last year.   Sun Peaks, BC The Biker Cross trail has been the subject of a mini excavator assault, which has delivered a well-deserved total rebuild of this high traffic lower trail. The original Biker Cross was built as a dual slalom course, however in recent years the surrounding vegetation has had more of a singletrack route in mind. The rebuild has focused on bringing the course back to its former glory in this regard, now plenty wide allowing slower riders to take the lower route and more advanced riders to tackle the high line packed with bermy jibs on this flowing roller coaster of a trail. Every berm is being rebuilt with playful, springy transitions, and jumps through the flats have been torn down to make room for creative new features with multiple line options to switch up your descent.   Silver Star, BC Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.   Silver Star has expanded its downhill trail network to provide riders with the option of riding a new intermediate trail from the summit to the mountain base. Jedi Mind Trick, a blue trail that runs from the base of the mountain to half-way up is being extended to the summit and the double black diamond trail Pro-Star – Walk the Line, that runs from the summit to half way down the mountain will be extended to the bottom. The trail network that will link existing trails with new trails are currently in their final stages of construction.   Mammoth Bike Park, CA: Mammoth will be opening the gondola this weekend, which is one week earlier than originally planned. MTBparks.com friend Eric Hunter tells MTBparks that trails at Mammoth Bike Park are in amazing shape right now.   Snow Summit, CA The Snow Summit Bike Park at Big Bear flips the schedule to daily operations next week. This week the Snow Summit Trail Crew made their way over to Miracle Mile to put in some work! The Down-Flat-Up Bridge on Lower Miracle has been shortened and the mandatory-left when airing off the bridge will now line up better and take you into a new jump! Basically this section of trail is going to be faster and better. They hauled in tons of pavers to make the section ride faster.   China Peak, CA There's still time to register for the VP Components EnduroFest coming up June 21 & 22. Running at high elevation, this event features a course that puts the “endure” into enduro, with three arduous transfer climbs plus three technically demanding timed downhill stages on loose, rocky and dusty terrain. The winner in each category is based on the fastest total time in the three special stages. The eleven categories include beginner, sport, expert and pro riders. $4,000 goes to the top 20 Pro/Open men; with $1,000 split between the top ten Pro/Open women. Awards go three deep in all other categories.   Park City Mountain Resort, UT Summer arrived in Park City last week as the resort fired up the Town Lift for mountain bikes on June 6. The Crescent Lift is scheduled to open June 21, which will provide more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort.   Upcoming Events:   Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22   Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014Part of the North American Enduro Tour This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.   British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014 BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing. July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship   Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle. July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza  Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014Part of the North American Enduro TourAs part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.   Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills. August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship  Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing. Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals  Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs. Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014 Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series   Big Mountain Enduro at SnowmassSaturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22Location:  Snowmass, CO Durango - June 28-29 The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will Keystone - July 12-13 This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour. The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Moab - August 23   Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.   2014 POC ESC Enduro Cup USAC Regional Championship SeriesJune 22 Blue Mtn PA – PA State Championship     2014 POC ESC SuperD Cup USAC Regional Championship SeriesJune 21 Blue Mtn PA -PA State Championship   --------------------------   Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often! Get the MTBParks Pass NOW (Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)   RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS:   United States Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/SnowmassOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.   Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested ButteOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Hampshire | Attitash Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Mexico | Angel FireOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New York | Plattekill Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.New York | Whiteface Bike Park One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.Bike and Stay package coming soon!   Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Utah | Brian Head Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Burke Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Mount Snow Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Virginia | Bryce Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Washington | Stevens Pass Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wisconsin | The Rock Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wyoming | Grand TargheeOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. CanadaNew Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:   California | China Peak Bike Park 50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   Montana | Whitefish Bike Park50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada50% off shuttles through the end of the year.   WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Canfield Brothers Bikes MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase. * SPECIAL 30% OFF CRAMPON CLASSIC PEDALS FOR CHARTER MEMBERS (through 5/31/14)

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  • The MTBParks Podcast - "June 8 Update"

    · 00:42:55 · Mountain Bike Radio

    June 8, 2014 - Michelle and Ben are back this week with another episode giving you information about your favorite parks and related news.   The episode starts off with mention of the recent death at Whistler Mountain Bike Park and then gets into the regular show. Michelle runs through the currently open parks, the list of parks opening up, events, and other information. They also discuss some information about learning skills and gear basics. If you run camps or skills clinics for park riding and would like to be highlighted on the show, please email Michelle.   The new "Trail Conditions" segment is added this week as Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota checks in with trail conditions. If you are a bike park director/manager/employee and want your park to be mentioned on the show, all you need to do is email Michelle.   Related Show Notes: MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram MTBParks.com YouTube MTBParks.com Vimeo YouTube.com/MTBparksVimeo.com/MTBparks Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member     Currently Open Parks:   The Rock Bike Park - WI    Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ Plattekill Bike Park - NY Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA    Angel Fire Bike Park - NM    Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - OntarioBromont Bike Park - Quebec Mount Snow Bike Park - VT Snowshoe Bike Park - WV Attitash Bike Park - NH Spirit Mountain - MN Highland - NH Mammoth, CA Snow Summit, CA Granby Ranch, CO Launch, PA Sundance, UT Upcoming Opening Dates Burke Bike Park, VT   Upcoming Park Openings:   Grand Targhee Mtb Park Opening Day - Friday, June 13Location:  Alta, WY 83414   Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Opening Day - Friday, June 13Location:  Whiteface, NY 12997   Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte Opening Day - Saturday, June 14Location:  Mount Crested Butte, CO 81224   Silver Mountain Bike Park Opening Day - Saturday, June 14Location:  Kellogg, ID 83837   Bike Snowmass Opening Day - Saturday, June 21Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615   Trail Reports:   Spirit Mountain - Duluth, Minnesota - Spirit Mountain checks in with a report of the open trails and great news that there is a lot of work in progress. It sounds like the trails will be in great shape this summer.   Upcoming Events:   Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22   Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014Part of the North American Enduro Tour This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.   British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014 BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing. July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship   Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle. July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza  Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014Part of the North American Enduro TourAs part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.   Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills. August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship  Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing. Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals  Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs. Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014 Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series   Big Mountain Enduro at SnowmassSaturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22Location:  Snowmass, CO Durango - June 28-29 The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will Keystone - July 12-13 This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour. The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Moab - August 23   Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.   2014 POC ESC Enduro Cup USAC Regional Championship SeriesJune 22 Blue Mtn PA – PA State Championship   2014 POC ESC SuperD Cup USAC Regional Championship SeriesJune 21 Blue Mtn PA -PA State Championship   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often! Get the MTBParks Pass NOW (Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)   RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS: United States Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/SnowmassOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.   Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested ButteOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Hampshire | Attitash Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Mexico | Angel FireOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New York | Plattekill Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.New York | Whiteface Bike Park One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.Bike and Stay package coming soon!   Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Utah | Brian Head Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Burke Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Mount Snow Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Virginia | Bryce Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Washington | Stevens Pass Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wisconsin | The Rock Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wyoming | Grand TargheeOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. CanadaNew Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:   California | China Peak Bike Park 50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   Montana | Whitefish Bike Park50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada50% off shuttles through the end of the year.   WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Canfield Brothers Bikes MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase. * SPECIAL 30% OFF CRAMPON CLASSIC PEDALS FOR CHARTER MEMBERS (through 5/31/14)  

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  • MTBParks.com Podcast - "May 29th Enduro Special"

    · 00:47:22 · Mountain Bike Radio

    May 29, 2014   Michelle and Ben are back this week with another episode giving you information about your favorite parks and related news.   This week Michelle brings you a full episode packed with enduro information. Listen in to find out what events you should check out this summer, what parks and areas you should plan a trip to, and a lot more. They also run through a list of upcoming park opening dates and upcoming events. Ben even teaches Michelle something.     Just a reminder, be sure to check back to last week's episode to catch up on what's going on around the country. Also, be sure to check out the MTBParks Pass, which hooks you up with free lift tickets and other discounts.   Related Show Notes: Wish Lindsay Beth Currier well after her accident MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member   Upcoming Park Openings:   Grand Targhee Mtb Park Opening Day - Friday, June 13Location:  Alta, WY 83414   Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Opening Day - Friday, June 13Location:  Whiteface, NY 12997   Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte Opening Day - Saturday, June 14Location:  Mount Crested Butte, CO 81224   Silver Mountain Bike Park Opening Day - Saturday, June 14Location:  Kellogg, ID 83837   Bike Snowmass Opening Day - Saturday, June 21Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615     Upcoming Enduro Events:   Lake Superior Gravity Series   Duluth Enduro Series   POC ESC Enduro Cup #1 - USAC NYS Enduro Championships at Plattekill Mountain May 31- June 1   New Mexico Enduro Cup - JUNE 7Angel Fire is proud to announce one of the Nation’s most unique and largest Enduro races, the New Mexico Enduro Cup, sponsored by Mountain Top Cycling.  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.   Oregon Hood River, Oregon: June 7-8, 2014The Oregon Enduro Series is the original enduro series in North America and when it comes to cycling, Oregon is at the forefront.   Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22   Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014Part of the North American Enduro Tour This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.   British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014 BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing. July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship   Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle. July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza  Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014Part of the North American Enduro TourAs part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.   Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills. August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship  Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing. Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals  Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs. Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014 Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series   Big Mountain Enduro at SnowmassSaturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22Location:  Snowmass, CO Durango - June 28-29 The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will Keystone - July 12-13 This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour. The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Moab - August 23   Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.   2014 POC ESC Enduro Cup USAC Regional Championship SeriesJune 1 Plattekill NY – NY State ChampionshipJune 22 Blue Mtn PA – PA State Championship   2014 POC ESC SuperD Cup USAC Regional Championship SeriesMay 25 Plattekill NY – ProGRT WeekendJune 21 Blue Mtn PA -PA State Championship     BUY THE MTBPARKS.COM PASS TO GET THE FOLLOWING:   Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often! RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS United StatesColorado | Aspen/SnowmassOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested ButteOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Hampshire | Attitash Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Mexico | Angel FireOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New York | Plattekill Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New York | Whiteface Bike Park One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.Bike and Stay package coming soon!   Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Utah | Brian Head Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Burke Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Vermont | Mount Snow Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   Virginia | Bryce Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Washington | Stevens Pass Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wisconsin | The Rock Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Wyoming | Grand TargheeOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. CanadaNew Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike ParkOne complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS AT MORE BIKE PARKS   California | China Peak Bike Park 50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   Montana | Whitefish Bike Park50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.   New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.   WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)   Canfield Brothers Bikes MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase. * SPECIAL 30% OFF CRAMPON CLASSIC PEDALS FOR CHARTER MEMBERS (through 5/31/14)  

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  • MTBParks.com Podcast - "May 22 Update"

    · 00:49:42 · Mountain Bike Radio

    May 22, 2014 - With the unofficial start of Summer here, the weather is getting good and parks are getting things cranked up. In this episode, we introduce Michelle Good, the founder of MTBParks.com. Michelle and Ben will be the regular hosts of the show.   This episode is filled with information of recent openings, upcoming openings, and about the MTBParks.com website. Listen in to get the latest information and find out what the podcast will be about going forward. Related Show Notes:   MTBParks.com Website MTBParks.com Facebook Page MTBParks.com Twitter MTBParks.com Instagram Email Michelle at MTBParks.com Support MTBParks.com Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member     Recently Opened Parks: Snow Summit @ Big Bear Bike Park Opening Day - Saturday, April 19Location: Big Bear Lake, CA 92315Highland Bike Park Opening Day - Wednesday, April 30Location: Northfield, NH 03276Mountain Creek Bike Park Opening Day - Saturday, May 3Location: Vernon, NJ 07462 2014 Spring Classic, Eastern States Cup, USA Cycling ProGRT stop #2 at Mountain Creek official results on MTBparks.com. - See ResultsPlattekill Bike Park Opening Day - Saturday, May 10Location: Roxbury, NY 12474Blue Mountain Bike Opening Day - Saturday, May 10Location: 1660 Blue Mountain Dr, Palmerton, PA 18071Angel Fire Bike Park Opening Day - Friday, May 16Location: Angel Fire, NM 87710     This Weekend's Park Openings:   Bromont Bike Park Opening Day - Friday, May 23Location: Bromont, QC J2L1A2Mount Snow Bike Park Opening Day - Friday, May 23Location: West Dover, VT 05356Snowshoe Bike Park Opening Day - Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25Location: Snowshoe, WV 26209Attitash Bike Park Opening Day -Saturday, May 24Location: Bartlett, NH 03812   Mammoth Bike Park in California Partial opening - Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25     This Weekend's Events:   New York's Plattekill Bike Park is the spot to be for Downhill and Super D racing this Memorial Day weekend as they welcome racers for the 5th consecutive year to the 2014 Pro GRT Gravity Open and Eastern States Cup Super D.  Platty is always a fun venue for racers and they're looking forward to welcoming racers and race fans from around the state and the country for a fun, long weekend of racing, riding, BBQ-ing and camping as they welcome in the summer season!Utah's Sundance Resort is the first stop of the summer for the Utah Gravity Series. Ron Lindley and his crew always put on a great event, and Sundance has a great course for racers. Steep, fast, fun… The Sundance race was the scene of one of my own first downhill races, and I think it's one that got me hooked in the first place.    BUY THE MTBPARKS.COM PASS TO GET THE FOLLOWING:   RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS United States Colorado | Aspen/Snowmass - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested Butte - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. New Hampshire | Attitash Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. New Mexico | Angel Fire - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. New York | Plattekill Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. New York | Whiteface Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.Bike and Stay package coming soon!Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Utah | Brian Head Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Vermont | Burke Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Vermont | Mount Snow Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Virginia | Bryce Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Washington | Stevens Pass Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Wisconsin | The Rock Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.Wyoming | Grand Targhee - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. Canada New Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike Park - One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS AT MORE BIKE PARKS  California | China Peak - 50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike Park  - 50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS? Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OHOne FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WIOne FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season) Canfield Brothers BikesMTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.* SPECIAL 30% OFF CRAMPON CLASSIC PEDALS FOR CHARTER MEMBERS (through 5/31/14)  

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  • Chelsea FanCast Season Awards 2015 - Chelsea FanCast #322

    · chelseafancast

    Stamford Chidge is joined by Dr Mart, Jonathan Kydd, Dan Levene, Dan Silver, Clayton Beerman and Andy Silverman to review the season and announce the winners of the Chelsea FanCast Season Awards 2015. It has been a fantastic season – beating Spurs at Wembley to win the Capital One Cup; Diego Costa rampaging through opposition defenders and scoring goals; Fabregas and his magic hat; Hazard and his magic feet; John Terry better than ever and peerless as Captain, Leader, Legend; saying farewell to Didier Drogba a Chelsea legend; the scousers giving us a guard of honour; winning the Premier League at a canter to become Champions again; and last but by no means least, Jose Mourinho – still the Special One! Tonight we’ll be looking back at all this and in the process announcing the winners in the Chelsea FanCast Season Awards… On the show tonight we’ll be kicking off with the ratings for the season as written by Mark, and we’ll kick off the awards with the big one – Player of the season and then breakthrough player of the season; most underrated player of the season and most disappointing player of the season. In part two we’ll be revealing the winners of our Goal of the season; Match of the season; away day of the season, best moment of the season and chant of the season. In part three it’s the Guinness and Celery moments of the season, and the only awards that matter: Chelsea FanCast podcaster of the season; Chelsea FanCast contributor of the season; Chelsea FanCast guest of the season. To wrap up we’ll have all the latest Chelsea supporter news, some correspondence and the Chelsea FanCast Special Award for outstanding contribution to Chelsea supporters. A fun packed and possibly very long show awaits!! Chelsea FanCast #322: Chelsea FanCast Season Awards 2015

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  • Silly-Podden #3 med Kviborg: "Guidetti borde välja ett sportsligt projekt"

    · Silly-podden

    I det här avsnittet gästas Silly Season podcasten av Soroush Hassanpour och Cristopher Kviborg. Programledaren Mehran Mahmoudi tillsammans med gästerna går igenom det som har hänt under veckans gång i Silly Season världen. Det snackas om Ramos vara eller ickevara i Real Madrid, Jack Wilsheres framtid, Milans framtid och mycket mer i det tredje avsnittet av Silly Season podden.

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  • KLACKANDE #9 Silly Season #2

    · Klacken.nu

      Fortsättning med Silly Season snack med Lukas, Glenn o Keven O här fortsätter det underhållande Silly snacket! Klackepisode Meny’ Italien 0:00min England 12:55min Gott o Blandat Fakta Silly 30:25min Vi ser fram emot att leverera mera händelserike Klackande avsnitt! Så håll ögons öppna på klacken.nu och även vår Facebook och Twitter sida! /KlackenRead more →

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  • WTTM #485 - "D23 Expo - Disney in Concert - A Silly Symphony Celebration"

    · A WINDOW TO THE MAGIC: DISNEYLAND ADVENTURE PODCAS

    CONTACT US TODAY!Email: podcast@windowtothemagic.comVoicemail: 1-307-GET-WTTM (438-9886)Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wttmTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/magicjoe1Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/brynaneFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/wttmpodcast*********************************Paul's first show of SEASON 11 is from the 2015 D23 Expo, which he just attended last weekend.  This show contains the world premiere performance of "Disney in Concert - A Silly Symphony Celebration" which was celebrating the upcoming release of the "The Silly Symphony Collection." This one-of-a-kind box set includes the complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony Shorts from 1929-1939, with more than 8 hours worth of music on SIXTEEN vinyl LPs.Listen and enjoy... then find out more, and pre-order this amazing set at http://www.sillysymphonycollection.comEnjoy!*********************************WindowtotheMagic is a member of the Micechat.com Podcast Network.Visit Micechat for all the latest Disney news, along with a healthy dose of commentary! Thanks to Micechat for sharing the WTTM magic with their readers!*********************************THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONSfor iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle FireMobile access to the shows, and MUCH more!The WindowtotheMagic Podcast App:Apple: http://tinyurl.com/wttmappAndroid: http://tinyurl.com/wttmapp3*********************************This podcast is brought to you by:The Recurring Supporters of WindowtotheMagic.Visit WindowtotheMagic.com to sign up today.Thank you for supporting the Magic!*********************************OTHER EXCITING WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR WTTM EXPERIENCE*********************************The WindowtotheMagic Family of Podcasts & HD VideocastThe Original WindowtotheMagic Audio Podcasthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=77245374The WindowtotheMagic Videocast (HIGH Definition)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=300127061*********************************Email: podcast@windowtothemagic.comVoicemail: 1-307-GET-WTTM (438-9886)Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wttmTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/magicjoe1Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/brynaneFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/wttmpodcast*********************************88 Mins ))HD BINAURAL((

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  • Podcast Episode #273: Putting the Silly in Putty

    · Daily Knowledge Podcast

    In this episode, you're going to learn about the accidental invention of silly putty and how it rose from relative obscurity to become one of the most popular fad toys of its generation.  [TRANSCRIPT] [podcastfeedlinks] The post Podcast Episode #273: Putting the Silly in Putty appeared first on Today I Found Out.

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  • Granskat SCA-gräv och skulden till IS

    · 00:34:47 · Medierna

    Grävet som hyllades med stora journalistpriset, men vars pikanta detaljer nu ifrågasätts. IS tar på sig dådet, hur vet vi egentligen det? Lösa rykten och spekulationer på Sveriges största blogg. Svd:s SCA-granskning granskas En av de mest uppmärksammade granskningarna under de senaste åren är den om storföretaget SCA. Om topparnas dyra resor i privatjet, om hur höga chefer attesterat varandras fakturor och så om en vidlyftig representationskultur. För avslöjandet prisades Svenska Dagbladets reporter Andreas Cerevenka och sajten N360:s reporter Torbjörn Isacsson med Stora journalistpriset. Men i veckan kom nya uppgifter som ifrågasätter några av de mest fläskiga detaljerna i det här avslöjandet. Det är journalisten Jens B Nordström som i en bok menar att uppgifterna om att kändiskockar och alkohol skulle flugits in till SCA:s representationsjakt i Härjedalen inte stämmer. Inte heller den detalj de flesta av oss minns. Den kvarglömda plånboken som en direktör enligt Svenska Dagbladet bad en pilot hämta med tomt flygplan i Stockholm.Låt oss komma ihåg: det här är endast ett av flera avslöjanden i en omfattande publicering om SCA, men samtidigt är det uppgifter och detaljer som fått stor spridning.Vår reporter Tonchi Percan har ägnat veckan åt att prata med piloter, kockar, Svenska Dagbladets chefredaktör Fredric Karén och så bokens författare Jens B Nordström. IS tar mer än gärna skulden för terrorattacker "IS tar på sig terrordådet". Nuförtiden är den formuleringen närvarande allt som oftast när terrorn slår till och journalister världen över rapporterar. Att IS är en terrororganisation, fullständigt brutal i sina attacker det vet vi. Men hur vet egentligen journalisterna som rapporterar att det är just IS som ligger bakom terrordåden? Flera gånger har attacker utförts i, som det heter IS namn. Terrorister som inspirerats av IS, men som kanske inte har någon annan koppling till organisationen än en svart IS-flagga hemma på väggen.Det är ett faktum att IS spelar ett spel mot media. Terrordåden är spektakulära för att få stor medial uppmärksamhet. Oavsett hur nyhetsredaktionerna rapporterar får IS propaganda nytt syre.Sara Heyman har i veckan intervjuat forskare och journalister om det här. Hon börjar på Södra Teatern i Stockholm där Sveriges Radios utrikeskorrespondeter i veckan höll hov.Löjligt obekräftade uppgifter på Sveriges största blogg Om du är fotbollsintresserad känner du säkert till att silly season just nu pågår för fullt. Om du inte är fotbollsintresserad stanna kvar ändå. För det här, det är en udda berättelse om Sveriges ohotat största blogg.När Zlatan i somras bytte klubb från Paris Saint Germain till Manchester United gjordes affären under den tid på året som kallas silly season. Det är den tid när spelare och pengar byter klubbar och länder. Men det är också tiden när rykten, halvsanningar och dimmridåer om vilka spelarövergångar som kan komma att ske fullständigt exploderar i en närmast löjlig djungel av obekräftad information.Det är i den här röran av lösa uppgifter som Aftonbladets silly season-blogg gjort braksuccé. Dagligen i inlägg efter inlägg rapporteras vilda spekulationer och galna rykten om jordens alla fotbollsproffs.Johan Cedersjö ställer frågan: Hur har ett gäng som totalt trotsar journalistikens ädla ideal om att rapportera sanning och relevans lyckats skapa Aftonbladets och nätets mest välbesökta blogg?

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  • KLACKANDE #125 Community Shield 2016 + Silly season

    · Klacken.nu

    I detta KLACKANDE avsnittet får vi höra Rasim Reiz tankar kring Community Shield matchen mellan Manchester United - Leicester City och sommarens transferfönstret såhär långt. Ni får höra Rasims tankar kring:-Mourinhos nya klubb-Zlatan-Ranieri -Kante -Silly Season-Schweinsteiger-Pogba-Icardi - Stora ligornas silly season såhär långt… och mycket mer!

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  • Silly Season-Podden #6 med Siavoush Fallahi: "Han hade förstärkt de flesta lagen i Europa"

    · Silly-podden

    Silly Season podcasten fortsätter under sommaren leverera rykten, övergångar och analyser på Svenskafans. Mehran Mahmoudi(programledare) och Ludwing Franquiz försöker reda ut vad som har hänt i Silly Season världen. Varje vecka bjuds det in en gäst och i det här avsnittet är det Siavoush Fallahi som bland annat varit chefredaktör för Inter på Svenskfans och en av grundarna till sempreinter.com. Tillsammans snackar vi i det här avsnittet om Uniteds lagbygge, Guidettis övergång till Celta Vigo, Mohamed Salah och mycket mer.

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  • #29 - Silly season dam 2015/2016 Vi sammanfattar och tippar!

    · IBK Dalen

    Nu har vi presenterat alla lagens silly season så det har blivit dags att sammanfatta silly season och tippa damernas SSL inför kommande säsong. Vilka lag når Globen? Vilka går till slutspel? Vilka lag kommer att slåss i botten? Här ger vi vår syn! I Studion Henrik Vilhelmsson och Ove Johansson. Klippet spelades in 2015-06-17. Fler klipp hittar ni på dalentv.com

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  • Silly Season-podden Del 6

    · Silly Season Sverige - Podcast

    Silly Season-podden är tillbaka på Silly Season Sverige. Den här gången med ett nytt avsnitt, där panelen Alexander Ivanovski, Rasmus Hammarström och Sebastian Pearson fortsätter att diskutera och analysera de senaste ryktena gällande transferfönstret från Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga med mera.

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  • Silly Season-podden Del 5

    · Silly Season Sverige - Podcast

    Silly Season-podden är tillbaka på Silly Season Sverige. Den här gången med ett nytt avsnitt, där panelen Alexander Ivanovski, Rasmus Hammarström och Sebastian Pearson fortsätter att diskutera och analysera de senaste ryktena gällande transferfönstret från Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga med mera.

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  • Avsnitt 76 - Silly season, som en bal på slottet

    · Metanol, en speedwaypodd

    Så kul att äntligen få göra ett avsnitt igen. Såklart dammar vi dom GP-tävlingar som varit och vi har fått en världsmästare Men 95% av programmet går såklart till silly season. Anders och Magnus är inte helt överens om hur kul det är med silly men Magnus jobbar hårt på att övertyga honom om att det är riktigt roligt. Hur kul Anders tycker en bal på slottet är får ni avgöra själva. Vi avslutar med att diskutera hur viktigt det är om det blir silver eller brons i ett mästerskap och vi är långt ifrån överens. Ni glömmer väl inte att beställa er Metanoltröja och visa ert stöd för Darcy Wards kamp tillbaka till ett så nära normalt liv det går att få. Ett nytt avsnitt är inspelat och jag hoppas ni tycker det ska smaka så hörs vi snart igen. /Magnus

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