Grand Targhee Resort Offers Singletrack Nirvana–And It’s Getting Better Every Day!

Micheal sending the Buffalo Drop

As Editor in Chief for Singletracks, rumors of developing trails and trail systems drift to my ears from all parts of the country, and the world. Occaisonallly I only hear a rumor once, or it seems unsubstantiated. But for certain areas, I hear a rumor again and again, from multiple sources, with new information building …

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Watch: Riding Lakes Basin With Mark Weir and Ben Cruz | Trail Ninja, Ep. 27

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Only 30 miles north of legendary Downieville, California, sits an oasis of empty, deserted old mining trails ready for plundering. The Trail Ninja joins Cannondale riders Mark Weir and Ben Cruz for a 2 day romp around the Lakes Basin area, pulling mile upon mile of flowy turns and endless rocky staircases out of the …

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Shoulder Season Exploration: Sidewinder Trail, Delta, Colorado


Shredding powder in the midst of winter is fantastic, and so, of course, is riding high-alpine singletrack in the middle of the summer. But during the transition from season-to-season, there are a dreaded pair of time periods that defy definition, during which the weather could vacillate wildly from one extreme to the other. We call …

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How “Illegal” Is Truly Illegal? A Guide to Riding Unofficial Singletrack

It's a long tumble to the valley floor below from some of the bench cut trails at Jumbo Mountain.

How “illegal” is truly illegal when it comes to riding trails on your mountain bike? You’d think this would be an easy question to answer, but it’s not. You’d think that the distinction would be totally black and white, but it isn’t. Instead, over many years of mountain biking I’ve found that while we do …

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The “Other Trail,” Appendix 3: South Marquette, Michigan


In recent years, Copper Harbor, Michigan, has rightfully established itself as a major mountain biking destination with a very unique and diverse set of trails in a beautiful setting. Like Moab, Downieville, and Pisgah, Copper Harbor has become a must-do pilgrimage for any well-rounded mountain biker’s bucket list.  But it’s remote–about as remote as anything …

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Take the IMBA eMTB Survey

Look closely at the bike in this pic and you'll notice that it has an electric motor. photo & caption: IMBA

IMBA is taking a survey of mountain bikers to “guide our research into the potential social and environmental impacts related to eMTBs.” The survey looks to be pretty quick and easy and you can take it here. More context from IMBA: Electric mountain bikes, also called eMTBs, are a rapidly growing component of the bicycle …

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Shuttling Pikes Peak: Descending An Iconic Colorado 14er on Mountain Bikes

Photo: Aaron Chamberlain.

I once spent four years staring at Pikes Peak in Colorado. Living in Colorado Springs, not a day went by that I wasn’t aware of the mountain’s presence. Every real estate listing in town boasts views of the iconic 14er because, well, it’s freaking massive and visible pretty much everywhere. More than a decade after …

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Helena, Montana Shuttles Riders to the Best Trails, 5 Days a Week, For Free


This near-mythical arrangement has been dubbed the “Trail Rider Shuttle,” and as you’d expect, it’s pretty friggin’ awesome! Most months during the summer it runs 5 days a week, with different trail drop-offs depending on the day. Generally speaking, you can do one lap on the Trail Rider most days, but I decided to visit …

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