Jackson, WY (February 19, 2014) - MTBparks.com—the first and only online guide to North American bike parks—released the results of its first annual "Best Bike Parks" survey, crowning the rider-chosen best bike parks of 2013 in North America. The results list the top lift-served mountain-bike parks in eight separate regions across North America: Western Canada, Eastern Canada, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest and Rocky Mountains.
Over 3,000 riders participated in the online survey at MTBparks.com, which consisted of ratings in over 20 categories covering a variety of aspects from "Best Bike Park for a Day Trip" to "Best Jump Trails," but in the end it was the question, "What is your favorite bike park?" upon which the "Riders' Choice Awards" were determined.
"It all began when I saw a few 'Best Bike Park' articles circulating around the Internet," says Michelle Good, MTBparks.com founder. "And each article seemed to draw a spark of controversy amongst the vocal riders who would comment about how each article had completely missed the mark, excluded an obvious choice and so on. Regardless of the accuracy of each article, what was so consistently great was that they generally got a lot of riders talking about their favorite bike parks and why they should have been included."
Having launched MTBparks.com in 2012 as a one-stop resource for riders after frustrations encountered when planning a riding trip across the Western United States due to sporadic and inconsistent information, Good saw the opportunity for the survey as a chance to get riders involved and make their voices heard while providing insight to fellow mountain bikers.
Now entering its third year, MTBparks.com continues to grow as a resource for riders. In addition to currently allowing users to add content, photos, videos, events and news, the site is in the process of adding a rider-generated rating and reviews system as well.
More data from the survey will be released in the coming months.
Click HERE for full results and more information on the rider-voted Best Bike Parks.
Results by region:
Mid-Atlantic / Southeast
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