Thank you riders for making Highland Mountain Bike Park such an amazing place to ride your bike and hangout during mountain bike season! We’re stoked every time we see a happy rider, whether it’s in the spring mud or the occasional ice and melting snow of late fall.
From FMBA World Tour Spring Training, to the MTB Grand Prix and Claymore Challenge midsummer, and the Battle of Hellion just a few weeks ago, it’s been a season for the record books. Everyone from pro freeriders and racers to the next generation of lil’ rippers have been coming out to the park and putting their tires in the Highland dirt, with huge grins and high fives following. Who can forget the viral video of 4yr old Malcolm shredding Hellion?
Our Highland Camps programs helped lots of riders reach the next level, or just get stoked on getting some air and hitting berms for the first time. The Ayr Academy Sessions continued to be the place to be for young riders looking to get some coaching from and shred time with pros, and of course to have a ton of fun! And lets not forget the new for 2012 Ayr Bag, the best way to go big and progress your skills in the east!
Next season is shaping up to be bigger and badder than ever with trail projects and many high amplitude events planned. Like the work so far on NE Style? It’s just the beginning… The classic trail’s re-charged and re-booted grand opening will be an early season highlight that’s not to be missed. Make sure to get to the park and be among the first to hit the roller-coaster like feature now named “Skybrow“. The Claymore Challenge will return again as a stop on the FMBA World Tour, with the world’s best riders throwing down their biggest tricks to progress the sport and win the coveted Claymore Sword. Can Brandon Semenuk win again!!? We’re honored to hold the event and be part of the FMBA, and a huge thank you has to go out to RedBull for making events like the Claymore Challenge possible.
Claymore 2012 from Highland Mountain Bike Park on Vimeo.
It’s a bittersweet time of year when the lift stops spinning and it’s just a little too cold to ride, but we hope that you’ve got a seasons worth of shred memories, and maybe footage too! To keep the stoke alive make sure to follow us on Facebook and at HighlandMountain.com over the winter as we keep you up to date on next year’s exciting plans and projects. We’re getting ready to release some flashy new Highland gear, and combined with a 2013 season’s pass, we can’t think of a better holiday gift!
Thanks again guys and gals for shredding the park this season, packing our events to the brim, and enjoying new favorites Bonesaw, Power Hour, and Cat’s Paw. See you next May!