The Best Bike Parks in North America, According to

2015-best-bike-parks-awards-map-1200 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 Eastern Canada Sugarloaf, NB Bromont, …

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10 Bikes for 10 Trails


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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Trail Report: Fat Biking Buffalo Creek, Colorado, in the Winter


Is it just me, or did the “Godzilla El Nino” not get the memo? It’s winter, or at least it should be for a few more weeks. Both winter and spring in Colorado are actually great opportunities to ride fat bikes, especially in the high country. Though this season has seen somewhat variable snow conditions (read: disappointing), …

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Trail Report: Fat Biking the Apex Trail, Colorado, in the Winter


Apex Park is one of the most popular places to ride and hike in the Colorado Front Range, and until recently, lay somewhat dormant during winter when big dumps would envelope the trails in deep, impassible snow. Enter the fat bike, and the past three seasons seem to have maintained Apex’s popularity even when the mercury pointed …

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Five2Ride: The 5 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Arkansas


While Arkansas may have flown way under the mountain biking radar for many years, with trail building booming in places like Bentonville, an increase in Arkansas’s marketing efforts promoting the outdoor opportunities that the state holds, and the IMBA World Summit heading to Arkansas this fall, the secret is officially out. Arkansas is flush with excellent trails, and …

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4 Must-Ride Fat Bike Trails in Leadville, Colorado

"That's Mt. Massive (2nd highest 14er in Colorado) in the background."
Rider: Nancy Anderson. Photo: Scott Anderson.

Leadville, Colorado is a small mountain town with the dubious honor of being the highest incorporated town in the United States–we’re talking about elevation above sea level, here, although you can hit up a local dispensary while you’re in town. I say “dubious honor” because while the extremely high elevation has given rise to absurdly-challenging …

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Someone Is Sabotaging MTB Trails in BC Again


Last year a woman in North Vancouver, BC was caught and eventually charged with intentionally sabotaging local mountain bike trails. Well, it seems someone is at it again in BC, this time in the Nanaimo area across the water from Vancouver.  From Police say on Feb. 27, a local woman found wire strung at neck …

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