Whereas skateparks have bloomed like a thousand dandelions in every little burg coast to coast, most big-air mountain biking takes place on private land or unofficial trail. If you’re a fanatical outlaw dirt jumper tired of running from the law, you ought to consider moving to the Great Northwest. A quiet revolution is taking place out there.
Folks in Washington and western Montana have started building parochial bike jumping parks. Bellingham, Washington, is already rebuilding their local park to accomodate the exploding scene and skillset. Among the $50,000 upgrades to Civic Field Bike Park 2.0: softer dirt with fewer rocks, and a new pump track — the better to accomodate cushy landings for newbies and tourists alike.
Photo: (CC) Creative Commons by Andy C, http://flickr.com/photos/andycpics/