Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Texas

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The Lone Star State is fiercely independent, and that independence, coupled with its massive size, almost makes it a country in its own right. In fact, as the second-largest state in the United States (after Alaska), it’s bigger than many countries: for instance, Texas is bigger than France, about the size of Afghanistan, and smaller …

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Trail Ninja Video: Trail Pirates Pillage Menorca’s Classic Camí De Cavalls

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The Spanish island of Menorca’s highest point is only 358m above sea level. Its not high, but ride the Camí de Cavalls trail that circumnavigates this Mediterranean island and you’ll pack in a whopping 3700m of lung-punching climbs and brake-searing descents, all of it on an ancient footpath that used to connect watchtowers used to …

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Ride Report: Lying Low in Flagstaff

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I had been through Flagstaff many times before, but I had never ridden there, despite having heard great things about the mountain biking. But on each previous pass through, I was either time-pressed or it was the wrong time of year as I headed to Sedona, Phoenix, or Tucson–warmer climes where I could feed my …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Utah

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Utah. Just speaking that name is enough to bring chills to mountain bikers all over the world. One of the most renowned mountain bike destinations of all time–Moab–is located here… and it’s well-represented on this list. But there are a plethora of other destinations, ranging in popularity: Park City, Saint George/Hurricane, Vernal, Salt Lake City… …

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Ride Report: The Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

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In 1968, a 13-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was bypassed in favor of a new route that did not require the use of tunnels, which were causing a lot of bottleneck issues as the road began to see more and more automobile traffic. The old road still exists, and about 9 miles of it …

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News: Hermosa Tours Launches AZT Expeditions

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Hermosa Tours has just announced a new branch of their company and tour offerings, dubbed AZT Expeditions. AZT Expeditions is essentially a long-term, exclusive partnership with the Arizona Trail Association to offer Hermosa Tours’ unique self-guided trip format on the Arizona Trail. AZT Expeditions obviously offers the tours for mountain biking, but they also cater …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Vermont

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The state of Vermont is located at the northern end of the Appalachian Mountain Range, and the Green Mountains can be found within the state. According to Wikipedia, Vermont is the second-least populous state in the nation (behind Wyoming) and the largest city, Burlington, is the smallest of all cities named the largest in their …

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Mountain Bike Destination: Salida, Colorado

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When we announced the results of our algorithmic ranking of the best mountain bike destinations, there was an understandable amount of head shaking. How, for example, could Salida, CO rank higher than places like Moab and Whistler? Well, a big reason is that Salida has more singletrack trails within 25 miles of town than either …

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