Opinion: STOP Riding Like This! Ease the Impact of Mountain Biking on the Environment


Enough whining already! Stop berating politicians and land managers for avoiding a fair public process, an absence of bipartisanship, unilateral decisions, dismissing scientific data leading to blind edicts preventing, prohibiting, and pilfering our trails under pretenses that mountain biking harms the environment more than other forms of trail use until… …we put ourselves under the …

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Mall Development Proposed for Turkey Mountain Trails (Oklahoma) Moves Elsewhere

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A week ago Jeff published an article about the threat of development facing some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Oklahoma. However, a new chapter has unfolded in the saga. Now, the mall developer plans to relocate to another site in Tulsa that was cleared for development years ago. According to TulsaWorld.com, An outlet …

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10 Ways to Give Back to Mountain Biking

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2015 trail wish list: Complete Bike Vacation: Set Upgrades: Mounted Time, talent, and money to contribute to the mountain bike community: Whaaa?! You’re not done planning your cycling season until you have some karma-building ambitions in the works. Don’t worry, it’s never too late to get started, and here are 10 ways to take part …

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Advocacy Alert: Turkey Mountain (Oklahoma) Under Threat of Development


The trails at Turkey Mountain in Tulsa, OK are among the most popular in the state of Oklahoma (last year’s #1, this year’s #2) and for good reason: the trails are challenging and located close to where riders live. But an outlet mall development plan has put these well-loved trails in serious jeopardy. Local mountain …

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Singletracks Readers Help Preserve Local Trail in Wisconsin; Fight Not Over

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A couple weeks ago I wrote this article detailing how local government in rural Wisconsin was considering expanding motorized use on the Gandy Dancer state trail. At the end of the article, I included a list of the emails of local government officials, and encouraged Singletracks readers to send a brief letter discussing the importance …

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Video: Bell Built Contestant: Timber Trail, Coldwater Mountain, Anniston, AL

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If you missed our recent list of The 10 Best US Destinations for a Weekend Mountain Bike Getaway, shame on you! If you didn’t, you know Coldwater Mountain made it on that list, and you will now learn this same trail system is one of three semi-finalists representing the East Coast in this year’s Bell …

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Video: Bell Built Contestant: Urban Wilderness Gravity Trail, Knoxville, TN

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The Urban Wilderness is… well… wilderness adjacent to “urbanness.” Knoxville, TN, to be exact. Aside from being a very cheesy opening statement, it is the proximity of the 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness just minutes from a town of over 180,000 people that makes this project so unique. Granted there are other projects showcasing trail systems in-town, …

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Video: Bell Built Contestant: Cedar Creek DH Trail, Ruidoso, NM

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That’s right! New Mexico has two promising candidates for the 2015 Bell Built Grant, each very different and deserving in their own right. In south-central New Mexico, the Village of Ruidoso sits adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest in the shadows of the Sierra Blanca mountain range about 3 hours south of Albuquerque. Like many …

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