Dirt Rag Magazine rips it up at Spider Mountain
Spider Mountain is currently the only year-round, lift-access, designated bike park in the United States. From the winding desert byway, it looks like a petite, out of place ski mountain. it isn’t quite as big as the mountains that offer mountain biking in the snowsport offseason, but it’s open all the time and the trails can be seen cutting in and out of the mountain, getting a lot of use out of a smaller scale. In the shop, a few women worked behind the counter, renting out bikes and all manner of protective gear. They had been working there for only about 10 weeks at the time of my visit, and just started “really” mountain biking since coming on board but said they were picking up a lot and having a blast. The lift, too, was run by women, at least at the bottom.