Downhill Mike with the help of others in 2004 started an online petition to keep the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park in Lake Placid, N.Y. in operation. After helping get Whiteface on downhill mountain bikers radar, the job was not done yet. Downhill Mike brought his Whiteface crew with him to one of his favorite riding locations, Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, Nevada. This is where Mike met, Brent Thompson back in the late 1990's, the trail builder/artist that built the infamous Bootleg Canyon trails. With this newly found interest in putting on the best events for gravity mountain biking the events at Bootleg Canyon became legitimate and big! Some of the Bootleg Canyon events to date are:,The Reaper Madness, Nevada State Downhill Championships, Mob n Mojave and the Thanksgiving Gravity Fest. Events created back east include: Wilmington Bike Fest, Whiteface 5K DH and the ADK 80K.
To learn more about these events please visit: www.downhillmike.com