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Just Awarded#1Bike Park in the Southwest for the 4th year by MTB Parks, Angel Fire Bike Park ( the largest Bike Park in the Rockies, is officially open with over 60 miles of trails. Bike Park Director, Hogan Koesis, talks about this weekend's Demo Daze and the first Fire 5 Race results.

Opening Day at Angel Fire Bike Park 2017

For opening weekend, Mother Nature didn’t hold back from throwing a sucker punch at us. With blizzard-like conditions Friday morning at the base of the chairlift, only the true die-hards showed up to shred. Fortunately for us, we’re in the Southwest and have a leg up on the summer season. The sun moved in, and that awesome Angel Fire cacao pow that so many people have come to love came out in force.

Angel Fire Bike Park Fire 5 Race #1

As the sun came out, so did the racers. We had a huge turnout with new faces and paces alike. With open practice, all day on a relatively short track for Angel Fire standards, the giddiness of racing rose to the surface. In the Junior Men Category, the competition was high with 14 racers competing for the pace that would carry them through this year’s series. In the Open Men Category our local hometown bike patroller, Dan Stein, smashed the competition and would have placed mid-pack pro. I guess it was his first race, so we’ll cut him some slack. In the Pro Women Category, Krista Rust won by only .1 seconds next to Lindsay Yost. In the Pro Men Category, a similar story unfolded as they were all only about a second or less apart from each other.

Angel Fire Fire 5 First Race Pro-Men Winners


Pro Men Category - 1st Place Chris Boice

Pro Women Category - 1st Place Krista Rust

Masters Men - 1st Place Billy Medcalf

Open Men - 1st Place Daniel Stein

Open Women - 1st Place Lauren Kinney

Junior Men - 1st Place Riggs Brown

Junior Women - 1st Place Hanna Weinman


DEMO DAZE - May 27-28, 2017: This week, the trail crew will be fixing up some of the damage from last weekend, as well as working on some cool improvements on some popular trails. Look forward to some fantastic upgrades in Lower Boogie, Lower Supreme, and Boulder Dash. We’ll be attempting at getting the steeps opened as well as Angel’s Plunge.We’ll need all the terrain we can get for this upcoming weekend. A ton of vendors will be showing up for our second annual Demo Daze.

Brett Tippie will be at Angel Fire Bike Park for this year's Demo Daze event happening May 27-28, 2017

SR Suntour and Brett Tippie will be here helping us support the amazing weekend. We’ll have demos running all day Saturday with a movie premier Saturday night where there will be a free Suntour fork giveaway! Also on Sunday, there will be multiple chances to ride with Brett Tippie and the gang, so don’t miss out on this chance to ride with a living legend!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:Don’t forget to make plans this weekend to come on down to Angel Fire for the 2nd annual Demo Daze event! We’ll have some serious good times with some good ol’ berm slashing, scrub jumping and bike park destroying. See you there!

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Bike Park Director

Hogan Koesis

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