Welcome to the Mountain Biking Mountain Department, where we explore all things biking for mountain resorts and communities. We're sharing archived content from SAM magazine that pertains to anything biknig, from constructing downhill mountain bike parks to integrating ebikes into your resort's community. Stay tuned for more content on biking, as two-wheeled entertainment continues to rise.
SAM March 2020
As e-bike sales explode, resorts (and others) are grappling with how to integrate them into their trails and operations.
PodSAM Episode 36
During this Huddle at the end of May 2020, we chatted with operators to compare protocols regarding things such as capacity, staff safety, check-in, ticketing, rental, retail, lessons, and events.
SAM July 2019
Mountain biking's second wave continues to build as resorts develop and refine trail systems and skills parks.
SAM January 2019
Like fat skis for powder, e-bikes are revolutionizing mountain biking. Surprisingly, some MTB hotbeds are on board. So is the Forest Service.
SAM March 2018
For many cyclists, the lure of gravity-fed thrill takes a back seat to pedaling and exploration. As a result, a growing number of resorts also offer vast trail systems for cross-country mountain biking.
SAM May 2016
Mountain resorts offer the ideal environment for a downhill mountain bike park. Still, a successful park doesn’t spring up overnight. There are several considerations and steps to consider first.
SAM September 2015
In-house expertise and a passion for mountain biking helped Silver Mountain, Idaho, build a viable summer business.
Stevens Pass is making its mark on the downhill bike park scene after years of brainstorming and research.