The Angel Fire Bike Park recently announced that it will be hosting a new downhill mountain bike racing series this summer.
Angel Fire Bike Park’s Fire 5, presented by Schwalbe, is a premier downhill race series in the Rocky Mountains. A series of five unique downhill races will take place at Angel Fire Bike Park throughout the bike season. Amateurs and pro riders are invited to race in one or all five races. Registration for the first race, which will be held May 29, is open now.
“We created the new Fire 5 racing series here at Angel Fire Bike Park because we wanted to offer racers a better experience with a legit series,” Angel Fire Bike Park director Hogan Koesis said.
“Since the Mountain States cup dissolved a few years ago, we feel that downhill racing in the Rockies has been underserved and underrepresented. Angel Fire has always had a rich racing culture with proper tracks. We believe that by offering some cash, amazing products from our sponsors and a five-race series, that we can grow racing back to where it once was.”
The five races will take place May 29, July 16, Aug. 3, Sept. 4 and Oct. 8.
There will be pro, open and junior categories for men and women.
Over $20,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded for each race and overall series winners.