Watch: Shredding in the Northwoods – Copper Harbor

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Copper Harbor is the northernmost town on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and might be considered the definition of “Off the beaten path.” However, to its population of barely over 100 year-round residents, that’s just one of the many factors they love about it, along with the tight-knit community, backdoor access to adventure and seriously stunning views …

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Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations East of the Rockies

Kingdom Trails, Vermont. Photo: Rob Whelan.

See Also: “‘Pisgah Y’all!’ Marin Mountain Bikers Get Snob-Checked in Appalachia“ See Also: “Yes, We DO Have Mountains in the South“ In fact, the entire Singletracks staff has developed a special love and affinity for the mountain biking found in the ancient mountains known as the Appalachians. While maybe you won’t find the same thousand-mile views …

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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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Shhh! 15 Under the Radar Mountain Bike Destinations


As mountain bikers, we’re always in search of the next great adventure. While it’s interesting to debate which destinations are “up and coming” and which ones have already arrived, there’s an entirely separate class of mountain bike destinations that are flying under the radar. In putting this list together we consulted multiple sources, including our …

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News: IMBA 2015 Great Midwest MTB Summit Begins Friday


The IMBA 2015 Great Midwest MTB Summit kicks off this Friday, June 12th, in Marquette, Michigan. This three-day summit will cover a range of topics from trail planning and building to fat bike best practices. In addition to all the workshops, there will also be group rides, an expo area, and demo bikes from Trek …

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Video: “Cold Rolled, Chapter 1”

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Chapter One of the five-part short film Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route, an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the adventure-loving Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan.   Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected …

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Dream Ride Week #1: Copper Harbor, Michigan


Preface: I spent 9 incredible days of riding in back-to-back exotic (for me) locations famous for their mountain bike trails. I’ll lay them out in the manner that makes sense to me with liberal bragging thrown in for good measure. Week 1 was in Copper Harbor, Michigan for a work retreat that included daily riding. …

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Addicts Ride Mountain Bikes to Recovery


Not only is mountain biking great for elementary school kids – it’s also helping addicts on the road to recovery in Rockford, MI. In partnership with the Grand Rapids police department, Guiding Light Mission created a program called “Recovery Riders” to help drug and alcohol addicts overcome the challenges of sobriety. The basic premise is …

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Newest IMBA Epic Mountain Bike Trails


Singletracks member Outdoornut clued me in to the latest issue of IMBA Trail News where they talk about the 5 newest IMBA Epic trails added this year. Here’s a summary from east to west. photo posted by rodrodriguez2003 Pinhoti Trail (North Georgia). The Pinhoti Trail is sorta like Kokopelli’s younger, forested brother with 100 miles …

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MTB Race Through a Mine


Emerging from a dark tunnel on Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs, CO. We’ve profiled some unusual MTB races here in the past (ones that go through brewpubs, parking structures, etc.) but this is a new one for us: A mountain bike race through an underground mine in Greenland, MI. The course is a 4 …

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