HOGAN KOESIS
BIKE PARK DIRECTOR

My name is Hogan Koesis. I am here to do one thing and one thing only. Make this Bike Park succeed. If you run into me on the mountain please say "hey", but don't take it personally if I'm a little short on time. Angel Fire is full of so much untapped potential, it's going to take a boatload of time and energy to get our big plans onto the Bike Park Map. Plans that include improving existing trails and adding new lines, with creative features that get us all pumped.

In the meantime, tap into the current lineup of gravity options, which are many, and check in here to get 'the Dirt' on what's new on the hill. See you on the trail!

(Success = big smiles all round)

2014/07/29 – Trail Update: More Coursework and Hungry Hippo Progress

The past few weeks at the bike park have been really busy!
Check out Diesel if you haven’t already, there is a new section at the top with a lot of berms and jumps. The crew continues to rake the park, tune Ziggy and reshape some key berms on Combi where you access Boulder Dash.

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We are working hard on Hungry Hippo and it is looking amazing! The crew cannot wait to open this trail for everyone in August. We will let you know when we are finished and open up the Hippo.

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Hungry Hippo ProgressWork on Hungry Hippo is progressing and will be finished this August.

We have been receiving a lot of moisture this summer and the park is in awesome condition! Get out here while you can and enjoy these conditions.

2014/07/3 – Trail Update: Course Work and Our Local DH Race Series

It’s raining berms in Angel Fire as our trail crew continues to work on Hungry Hippo. Combi is getting some rock work and Easy Street will be smoothed out. Check out diesel and see the new berms and jumps!

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We have also started raking and tuning Sierra, so come out and check it out before the local race on Saturday.

Test your skills against other riders every Saturday at Angel Fire Bike Park! Sign up at the ticket office that day and pay $7, you will then receive a drink ticket to be redeemed at the awards ceremony after the race. Check the status board that day to see which trails our crew pick for the day.
Meet at the Chile Express at 4 p.m.

2014/06/19 – Trail Update: Course Work and MTB National Championships

This week we set up the course for the MTB National Championships and continued improving other trails our mountain. Our newest trail, Hungry Hippo, saw more improvements on our mountain.

Our trail crew has started carving out Hungry Hippo and it is looking great so far!

In preparation for this weekend, our trail crew modified some new and old sections of the World Cup Track, refreshed Drops and Lollipops, set up the dual slalom course and raked the track top to bottom. We are asking in advance that the general public please stay off the racecourse this weekend; a list of closed tails is below. Course Marshals will be here to help. Those competing this weekend should also keep in mind that our mountain is open to the public, so please be courteous of our other riders. Stop by the bike park this weekend and see the event for yourself!
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Friday
DJ Miles Bonny – Legends Grill, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m

Saturday
Red Bull presents Rad Company, 8 p.m. at the base of the mountain.

For detailed information on the weekend’s race schedule, visit USAC’s Official Website.

The following courses will be closed to the general public for the Gravity Nationals:
- Upper Boogie
- Pepper Spray
- Lower Transition
- World Cup
- Drops & Lollipops
- Dual Slalom
- Fo’ Sho’ (below Supreme Jumps/Gladed area)
Easy Street will cross racecourse at World Cup bridge, be sure to watch out! (We will have a course marshal here just in case)

Check back next week to see what else we have in store at our bike park!

2014/06/17 – DH Course Preview for USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships

The country’s best downhill and dual slalom riders are coming back to Angel Fire this year for the USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships at 10,500′ elevation.

This race determines the United States National Champion for both Downhill and Dual Slalom in Junior Age Classes, Junior Category 1, Category 1 Age Classes, and Pro. Racing begins Friday and continues through Sunday.

Want to see what the riders have in store this weekend? Rider Chris Boice stopped by the bike park and rode the course for everyone to see. Video below:

Event Overview:

Friday
Downhill Practice, starts at 7 a.m.
Dual Slalom Practice, starts at 10 a.m.
Downhill Cat 2/3 Races, 9 a.m.
Downhill Cat 2/3 Awards, 11 a.m. at base area deck
Dual Slalom Qualifications, starts at 2 p.m.
DJ Miles Bonny – Legends Grill, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday
Downhill Practice & Qualifications, starts at 8 a.m. and Noon
Dual Slalom Practice, starts at 1 p.m.
Dual Slalom Races, 2 p.m. (Pros at 4 p.m.)
Dual Slalom Awards, 5:30 p.m. at base area deck
Red Bull presents Rad Company, 8 p.m. at the base of the mountain.
Sunday
Downhill Practice, starts at 8 a.m.
Downhill Male and Female Races, starts at 10 a.m.
Awards for Morning Races, 12:30 p.m. at base area deck
Awards for Afternoon Races, to follow races, at base area deck

Visit USAC’s website for detailed event information.
Share your photos using the hashtag #AFRdirt

Stop by the bike park this weekend and watch the pros show you how it’s done!

2014/06/05 – Dual Slalom Course Receives Revamp

Thanks to all who came out over the past weeks and rode our mountain! We love to see riders out there.

Our trail crew has been hard at work keeping up with early season conditions. The recent snow and rain has not stopped us from improving the mountain and building new trails.

The Skills Zones are a great place to work on specific moves and improve your riding. Our Dual Slalom Course, located off local favorite Boulder Dash, just received a major revamp. This course allows two riders to battle each other side-by-side through berms and jumps to see who is able to claim leader of the pack.
Check out the new turns and jumps, race your friends and see who reigns supreme.

Last Call and World Cup will receive modifications starting tomorrow, check back with us next week to see what we have going on for you at our bike park!

2014/05/22 – Camping Allowed in Black Lot at Angel Fire Resort

We all love to camp. It’s what bikers do! This summer, Angel Fire Bike Park crew has set up a camping system in the Black Lot.

“Last week it became apparent that camping near the bike park is important for riders and we made the decision to allow camping in the Black Lot,” said Bike Park Director Hogan Koesis, “Camping is a huge part of bike culture and we want to embrace that.”

For just $10 per vehicle, per night, guests will be able to camp in the Black Lot at Angel Fire Resort through the summer season. Campers will have access to porta-potties and dumpsters on site. Security will be on-site collecting payment for permits which must be placed visibly on dashboards. Open fires are not allowed, however camp stoves are permitted.

Bikers are allowed to park in the lot near the bike shop during operating hours. However, overnight camping is not permitted.

The Black Lot is a parking lot located on the corner of North Angel Fire Road and South Angel Fire Road, behind Cottam’s.

So get your gear and get your DH fix at Angel Fire Bike Park this Friday!

For those of you who would prefer a hot shower and the comforts of a room, check out the significantly reduced price on hotel rooms we’ve created just for bike riders.

2014/05/09 – Angel Fire Bike Park Gears Up for the Season

Our Park Crew has been busy building trails, moving trees and making everything flow.

We open for the 2014 season on Friday, May 16 with 89% of our mountain open.

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The new 2014 Trail Map is up and ready:

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Get ready to try out these new trails on the 16th: Mini Boogie, Pinball, FoSho and Easy Street!

See you on Opening Weekend!