Riding Steamboat’s Crown Jewel: Rabbit Ears Continental Divide Shuttle

Beautiful view from the Mountain View Trail.

The first few shops we visited in Steamboat Springs recommended that we begin by riding Emerald Mountain, and then go from there. After taking their advice and riding Emerald, I was left wanting. And after looking at my newly-purchased map and other informational materials, I was a bit indignant: there was no way Emerald Mountain …

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Ride Report: Dry Lake Campground and Spring Creek Trail, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Rider: mtbgreg1. Photo: Max P.

Having never visited Steamboat Springs before, I wanted to camp close to town so I could get my finger on the pulse of Steamboat as much as possible. Really, there’s only one camping option within 20 miles of town: the Dry Lake Campground. For more information on Dry Lake, check out my campground profile on Tripleblaze.com. …

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Ride Report: Larison Rock + Off the Bike in Oakridge

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With Oakridge’s marquee trail (the Alpine Trail) checked off my wish list, I was free to start exploring some of the area’s less-famous rides. But first, before I got to more exploring, it was time to take a break. Any mountain biking road trip of epic proportions requires downtime for rest, recuperation, and rejuvenation. A …

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Ride Report: Tumalo Falls, Bend, Oregon


It was the beginning of my summer 2013 road trip, and I had already ridden with Cog Wild in Bend and the nearby McKenzie River Trail in Eugene. I was itching to get up higher in the hills to explore some trails that provided more of a big mountain feel. After all, I had just …

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