Waihaha Hut Track in New Zealand Now Open to Bikes

photo: GreatLakeTaupo.com

We’re stoked whenever we hear news about bikes gaining access to trails, and this news sounds particularly sweet. The Waihaha Hut Track in the Pureora Forest Park (New Zealand) had been hiking-only, but thanks to trail work completed by advocacy group Bike Taupo, the 9km out-and-back trail is officially open to mountain bikers. The trail starts …

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“Pisgah Y’all!” Marin Mountain Bikers Get Snob-Checked in Appalachia

Riding Pisgah National Forest. Steeper than it looks! Swear!

When I heard this year’s Singletracks.com gathering was in North Carolina, three thoughts clanged around between my ears. 1) Excitement that I’d get to meet the crew—after almost a year contributing articles, I’ve never met the esteemed team, as we come from Colorado, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, Alaska and more. 2) A flicker of disappointment that …

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12 of the Best Flow Trails in the USA

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Flow trails are being constructed all across the USA, so we thought it was time to catalog some of the best examples for those who love to flow. Over the past several weeks we surveyed Singletracks readers, asking them to share their favorite flow trail, and here’s what we found. Right off the bat, some readers …

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Epic Has Come to a Place You May Not Have Heard Of Yet: Bentonville, AR

Banked turns and flowing runs make for big smiles.

Moab. Fruita. Whistler. Bentonville. Wait, what? Yeah, Bentonville. While the rest of the world was focused on the big places, the well-known and incredible, breathlessly writing about, photographing, and shooting endless loops of GoPro footage of what is generally considered the promised land (and for good reason), something was taking place in northern Arkansas. In …

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Mountaintown Creek Trail: My New Favorite Trail in Georgia

photo: Chris Kelly (ckdake.com)

I’ve lived in Georgia off and on for most of my life and I’ve been mountain biking here since the early 1990s. It’s an understatement to say that over the past 25 years I’ve seen a ton of new trail developments across the state, but the interesting thing is that the classic rides–Bull Mountain, Bear …

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The Best Bike Parks in North America, According to MTBparks.com

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  MTBparks.com recently ran their annual Best Bike Parks Survey, and the results are finally live! These Riders’ Choice awards are based on respondents to MTBparks’s extensive survey. Without further ado, here’s the list of results. For a detailed analysis of this list, be sure to click over to MTBparks.com. Eastern Canada Sugarloaf, NB Bromont, …

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10 Bikes for 10 Trails

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2015 was an amazing year in many ways, but especially in the world of mountain bikes.  Over the course of the year, I got to put in double-digit miles on almost two dozen marvelous new bikes, not a dog in the bunch, and most of which I’d be happy to ride on just about any …

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