Freeride mountain biking has exploded over the last 10-15 years. What started out as a few renegade downhillers dodging trees close to becoming (shock!) mainstream today. While in times past dirt jumping and freeriding used to require the construction of illicit trails far from the prying eyes of big brother, there has been a push in recent years to build legitimate places to push the boundaries of what mountain bikes can do. These special places also help young groms coming up in the sport progress from small kickers to massive table tops.