RESULTS: Week 3 Friday Night Race Series

Week three of the 2015 Friday Night Race Series presented by ODI Grips saw a more challenging track, starting racers on the natural terrain of ODB and running them through Reef Around, Paddy Glades and finishing through the Slalom Course. The reigning Men’s Open leader, Chad Deluca, was edged out of a third consecutive 1st place finish, well points leaders Caitlyn Anderson (Women’s Open) and Anthony Lombardi (Mens 12 and Under) extended their leads uncontested. Stay tuned to facebook for this week’s trail announcement and to check out the full album of photos. Full results below. A big THANK YOU to Mike from Amateur Cooperative for throwing some additional prizes. If you haven’t seen it already, head on over to to check out them out. The crowd eagerly awaits awards. Photo:Amateur Cooperative Avery is stoked on a new tee. Photo:Amateur Cooperative [gview file=”” save=”0″]

RESULTS: Week 2 Friday Night Race Series

Week two of the 2015 Friday Night Race Series presented by ODI Grips was a huge success with racers laying down some serious berm burning speed on NE Style to Happy Hour. Chad, Caitlyn and Avery are all out to a commanding lead, while Anthony and Jonny contend for the lead in Men’s 12 and under. Stay tuned to facebook for this week’s trail announcement and to check out the full album of photos. Full results below. [gview file=”” save=”0″]

RESULTS: Week 1 Friday Night Race Series

Thank you to everyone who came out to kick off the 2015 Friday Night Race Series presented by ODI Grips. Stay tuned to facebook for this week’s trail announcement and to check out the full album of photos. Full results below. Game face on. Keeping it low and fast. Railing berms for speed up top. Stacking up the extra style points. Every week we’ll be pulling a random plate number for a set of custom ODI / Highland grips, so make sure you hang out through awards.   [gview file=”” save=”0″]

Recap: Women's Gravity Weekender

Thanks to all the ladies that came out this weekend and rode with us at the Women’s Gravity Weekender! Everyone had a great time and left with big smiles and new skills–it makes for the perfect weekend! Take a moment and checkout the photos and video of the event. Feel free to share with friends and family and show them how easy it is to learn how to downhill mountain bike! Karen and Kate get the day started with introductions and rider assessments. Practice, practice, practice. Karen and Kate work on body positioning and flat ground drills. The pump track is the perfect place to work on weight transfer and bike control. Karen talks the ladies through cornering techniques in the new Central Park  learn to ride zone. Seeing is believing. The ladies review helmet cam footage to fine-tune their form and bike handling technique. The ladies take it to the…

S'Ender Bash – Closing Weekend 2014

Words & Photos: Ryan Thibault unless noted S’Ender Bash! Highland’s annual season ender party happens each year on closing day, and it’s a crazy affair. This year’s poster said it best: ride lifts, burn laps, dress up, get down and party! …and that’s what we did. Nearly 300 people converged on the hill to get in their last fix for the season. Another lap? Don’t mind if we do. The day was cold but spirits were high. The Sherwood jump-jam was full on. The dual slalom course saw an impromptu race break out and quickly degrade into a mass-start slalom rampage! The Highland Trail Crew klunked around the mountain in full regalia, boosting jumps, bending steel forks and “cold forging” them back into shape to boost again. The lift line felt like a party, and by the time the bull wheel stopped spinning everybody was primed for the base lodge…

2014 Brodown Showdown

Brodown Showdown Jump Jam, the chillest event of the year, is all about coming out for a day of riding. No pressure here! It’s simple, you throw down we give you sweet stuff. Music, fun contests and good riding buddies….what more could you ask for? So come and celebrate the weekend with us. The event is free with the purchase of a Day Pass (or for season pass holders) and only $20 for a Non-Lift Access Pass if you don’t want to ride the lift. Saturday September 6th 1:00pm – 5:00pm Upper Sherwood Dirt Jump Park and Pump Track Dirt Jump Jam Session Music, Contests, Good times Awards for: Best Trick, Best Run, Best Style Longest Skid, Footdown and more contest for all ages & abilities Check out the action from last year’s Browdown (credit: Lucent Productions)      

Friday Race Series: Week 7 and Overall Results

Thanks to all the racers for a great summer of racing at America’s Bike Park. Congrats to Kyle Missaggia and Vicky Morrill for winning the Mens and Womens open class series overall! [gview file=”//”]

Friday Race Series: Week 6 Results

The course for the final week of Friday Race Series is ODB to Happy Hour. See you on the hill! Week 6 Results [gview file=”//”]

Photos: 2014 OverMountain Enduro

The 2014 OverMountain Enduro saw nearly 200 racers descend upon Highland Mountain Bike Park’s fresh cut race tracks and bikepark trails. Sunny skies, stoked riders, and big prizes on the line set the stage for an awesome day of racing. The first stop on the Triple Crown Eastern Enduro Series was a rider favorite, boasting a course many called challenging and humbling, but most of all fun. Post-race riders relaxed with free beverages in the Giant beer garden, the perfect venue to share their stories of battle from the day! When it was all said and done, MTB hall of famer Marla Streb took the Pro Women’s win, and Seamus Powell rode to the top step for the Pro Men. The Highland crew and Triple Crown Enduro Series send a huge thank you to Giant Bicycles, Louis Garneau, Liv, G-Form, Thule, Kingdom Trails and the Village Sport Shop for making…