Who says winter is the off season? Here at Bootleg Canyon MTB Park, in winter-friendly Boulder City, located in Southern Nevada, the “off season” is the BEST time for mountain biking. While summer, and even spring and fall temperatures can be unbearable, winter is the time to come shred the canyon, and compete at the Bootleg Canyon Winter Gravity Series and Bonzai Enduro. Each year, Downhill Mike and Evil Elias travel out from Whiteface Bike Park in now frigid and frozen upstate New York, to produce a series of gravity races that draw competitors from as far as Canada (Bonzai Enduro is presented by Gear Works Productions). These races have a history of drawing the most talented professional racers and the opportunity for some big-time freeride fun. Read on for a little Bootleg Canyon Racing HERstory, a day by day re-cap of the weekend from the eyes of LBC, a mini womens photo gallery, links to official results and more media. AND most importantly, Don’t forget to check out Sam’s re-cap of her experience hitting the Bender Sender for the first time. This young lady is already making MTB HERstory!
Boulder City, Nevada – About 30 miles outside of Las Vegas, Bootleg Canyon is an excellent place to practice and become more comfortable with looser terrain and serious rock sections. Although an infamously rowdy venue, trails for all abilities, with scenic views of Lake Mead, do in-fact exist. All Mountain Cyclery, a well equipped mountain bike specific, service and retail shop is located on the main road, just below the canyon. The shop offers rental bikes from Specialized and a great protective gear and mountain bike parts selection.