Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Washington

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Washington state is chock full of amazing mountain bike trails, though unfortunately (or fortunately, if you’re a local) Washington’s northern neighbor British Columbia seems to get all the mountain bike tourism love. But travelers would be wise to consider all the excellent mountain biking opportunities Washington has to offer, including two IMBA Epics (Skookum Flats …

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First Year-Round, Dedicated DH Bike Park in North America Slated to Open in Western North Carolina

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Whoa, that title was a mouthful–they had my attention at DH bike park! Bailey Mountain Bike Park, located just 20 minutes outside Asheville, NC, is slated to open this June with what they claim is the first year-round, dedicated downhill mountain bike park in North America. The park will initially open with a shuttle service …

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Advocacy Alert: Petition for Access to Wilderness Study Areas

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In 2009, Wilderness advocates brought a suit before federal court to force the United States Forest Service (USFS) to change how they were managing the Hyalite Porcupine Buffalo Horn (HPBH) Wilderness Study Area (WSA). The basis of the litigation was that the USFS wasn’t doing enough to preserve the “wilderness character” of the area. Judge …

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Trails Under Attack: Motorized Use Proposed for the Gandy Dancer Trail in Wisconsin

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It’s that time of year again: the temperature is rising, the snow is melting, and special interest groups are launching campaigns to allow motorized vehicles on non-motorized trails. Here in Wisconsin, the reoccurring battleground is the Gandy Dancer Trail. Much of the Gandy is already motorized, but there is a 42-mile stretch from St. Croix …

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Take the #1trailaweek Challenge

One of the most epic new-to-me trails that I rode in 2014 as a result of the #1trailaweek challenge: Canyon Creek in White Pine, Colorado

I’ve set a lot of mountain biking goals for myself over the years. Some have been challenging, some have been easy. Some have been good ideas, and others turned out very badly. But one of the best goals I ever set was a truly simple goal that I kept to during most of 2014. Simply …

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Bell Built Contestant Feature: Alsea Falls Chutes & Ladders, Alpine, OR

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Halfway between Eugene and Corvallis, nestled in Oregon’s majestic coastal range, sits the Alsea Falls Recreational Site which, before Fall 2013, offered little more for mountain bikers than an overgrown, primitive hiking trail among abandoned logging roads. Less than two years later in that same site, approximately seven miles of trail descending 1000 feet comprised of technical, buffed, bermed, and …

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The 10 Best US Destinations for a Weekend Mountain Bike Getaway

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If we here at Singletracks know anything, it’s mountain bike trails. We’ve given you the Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America, and even the Top 10 Mountain Bike Cities in North America. But there exists a class of destinations that isn’t quite developed enough in trail mileage or sheer grandness factor to make …

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News: Trail System in Beatty, NV Opening for Business with 47 miles of Trail on May 2, 2015

Part of the brand-new Dynamite Trail. Photo: Trails Oasis Valley.

Last December Jeff reported on a massive trail system coming to Beatty, Nevada. We just received word: the trails in Beatty will be opening on May 2, 2015. The grand opening will launch 7 miles of purpose-built mountain biking singletrack, along with 40 more miles of “adopted burro trail and remote two-track,” according to Cimarron …

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