Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Alabama

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Alabama may not boast the big east coast mountain ranges that can be found in nearby Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina, but the Appalachian Mountains actually do extend into northern Alabama, providing an amount of topographic change that those unfamiliar with the state might find quite surprising. Even in central Alabama large hills and rolling …

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Video: Coldwater Mountain Shredit With Eric Porter and Cody Kelley

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The mountain bike trails at Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, AL are incredibly fun but no video (including my own) had been able to capture how truly excellent these trails really are. Until now. Check out this video from IMBA showcasing the Coldwater Mountain Trails with riders Eric Porter and Cody Kelley. Warning: You may end up …

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Projekt Roam’s Weekly Wander: Seven Bridges Trail, Oak Mountain State Park, AL

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The Seven Bridges Trail actually happens upon eight bridge crossings throughout this wooded trail. This trail throws some moderate, technical sections at riders every once in a while. The Seven Bridges Trail makes its home in Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama, where it can be joined with numerous other trails in the park …

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Projekt Roam’s Weekly Wander: Rattlesnake Ridge, Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama

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Rattlesnake Ridge Trail can be an entertaining and sometimes challenging ride with skills testing opportunities on “obstacles of fun” encountered along the trail. Rattlesnake Ridge Trail offers mountain bikers an ample range of trail settings from narrow and serpentine to rock-strewn sections, as well as jet-setting downhill segments that feed riders’ grins. This trail is …

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Projekt Roam’s Weekly Wander: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Oak Mountain State Park, AL

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride lends tires blissful singletrack with a snug, tree-hugging turn from time to time, mixing it up a little bit. When ridden in a counter-clockwise direction, the trail is a smooth, flowing, enjoyable experience. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride resides in Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama and can be connected with …

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Projekt Roam’s Weekly Wander: Jekyll ‘n’ Hyde Trail, Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL

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The Jekyll ‘n’ Hyde Trail careens through a vibrant forest as it makes a mad dash through the trees with tight twists and turns, undulating rollers, rock features, and banked berms. Jekyll ‘n’ Hyde is one of numerous, fun-filled trails for all levels that can be found in Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. …

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Flow Country Comes to Alabama: Coldwater Mountain

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Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, AL might just offer a glimpse into the future of mountain bike trail building. Yes, the trails are expertly sculpted and offer plenty of flow but they’re part of a broader movement toward conservation and tourism that promises to shake up traditional mountain biking paradigms. Forever Wild The State of Alabama …

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IMBA Names 2010 Epic Trail Systems

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Yesterday IMBA released its 2010 list of Epic mountain bike trails and the six selections represent a diverse group of trails scattered across the US. The organization claims the trails on this year’s list “provide something for everyone” and we have to agree there’s a lot of variety represented. photo by Terry_Tiessen Black Rock (Falls …

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