The Ultimate North American MTB Road Trip: Riding the Top Trail in 56 States and Provinces

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Singletracks recently published its annual list of North America’s top trails as determined by you, our treasured Singletracks members. At the end of that infographic, Singletracks Publisher, Jeff Barber, threw out the challenge for someone to plot out the best possible route for the ultimate mountain bike road trip, hitting all those trails. This is …

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Trail Terrorism on 2 Colorado Trails this Week: 18 Road, Fruita and Hartman Rocks, Gunnison

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Unfortunately, we have two acts of trail terrorism to report this week, to remind our readers to stay safe and alert while out there on the trail. Both of them come from my home state of Colorado. Wire at 18 Road, Fruita Update: August 22, 2016 at 1:56pm MDT According to the Bureau of Land Management, the wire …

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The Top 10 Places We’d Love to Mountain Bike… If It Was Legal

Photo: Greg Heil

With the Sustainable Trails Coalition’s bill officially introduced in Congress, we can’t help but daydream about all the places we’d love to ride our mountain bikes… if only it was legal! With over 109 million acres of designated Wilderness in the United States, plus thousands more miles of singletrack outside of Wilderness areas that are also off limits …

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Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2016)

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Each year Singletracks ranks the most popular mountain bike trails based on the number and quality of Singletracks members’ reviews, along with the number of visits riders make to each trail during the year. This year, we’re also including select Canadian Provinces in our list for the first time! There are many familiar names on this year’s list, but …

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Wine Country Trails – Mountain Biking in Santa Rosa, California

One of the few shady spots on the trail

Before my recent visit, I knew very little about Santa Rosa, California. I knew it was in Sonoma County, one of the major winemaking regions in the state, but that was about it. The Singletracks database didn’t have much listed in the way of trails for the city, apart from Annadel State Park. Not knowing …

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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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Over a Beer: 5 Reasons Why High Alpine Singletrack Is THE BEST

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I think I’ve been in love with high alpine mountain biking since the first time I sampled it. It was love at first sight. But as time has gone on, my addiction has only gotten worse. My lust for thin air has reached the point that when the high alpine is open and riding well, that no other type …

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Riding the Springs, Part 1: Palmer Park

With 14,115 ft Pikes Peak always either in your face or over your shoulder, you can't get truly lost at Palmer Park. Photo: Lisa Fisch.

Why Colorado Springs? In 2014, Singletracks published an article rounding up the Top 10 Mountain Biking Cities.  Since then, we have published more in-depth coverage on some of them, but I hadn’t really realized we had not yet given more insight into what made Colorado Springs, my home town, so special to singletrack devotees. When I retired …

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