Angel Fire, NM
We went to Angel Fire for the first time last year and, after receiving such a warm welcome and having such an incredible trip, it was almost impossible that we wouldn't go back.
The bike park has a wide variety of downhill trails for all levels -- beginner, intermediate, and advanced -- and a dedicated drops teaching area too. There are also beginner and intermediate cross-country trails heading out right from the base with short and long loops, lots of flow, some steeps and other technical challenges, and great scenery.
As always, we’re planning technical skill development sessions in the mornings, small group instructional rides in the afternoon, and a program featuring maintenance clinics, bike set up, snacks, drinks and social time on Saturday evening.
At the Angel Fire camp, participants can choose between two days of lift-accessed downhill riding, two days of cross-country riding, or one day of each. The resort will generously provide each participant with one lift ticket at no charge, and will offer a second ticket to those who want it at just 50% of the regular rate.
Angel Fire is in a desert, even though it's also located in a high altitude forest, and late September is one of the most beautiful times of year. The resort staff are super helpful in setting things up, so see below for great deals on accommodations too.
During the camp weekend, Angel Fire Bike Park is providing participants with a coupon good for 10% off all retail merchandise, as well as offering 25% off standard and high performance bike rentals. Please email them directly to reserve your bike in advance, and mention that you're part of the Trek Dirt Series program.
Beer Sponsor: Oskar Blues
Angel Fire Resort is offering a variety of lodging options at special participant rates:
Standard double queen (sleeps four) or standard king (sleeps two): $105 / night
One bedroom condo: $105 / night + $85 cleaning fee
Two bedroom condo: $145 / night + $95 cleaning fee
Three bedroom condo: $185 / night + $110 cleaning fee
Private homes and cabins available at 20% off regular prices.
All lodging options can be viewed in detail at here. Applicable taxes will be added to all stays. To book, call central reservations at 800-633-7463 and ask for the Trek Dirt Series discounted lodging rate, or book online using the promo code TREK.