Trail Report: Fat Biking Argentine Pass in Silver Plume, CO

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Silver Plume is a small historic mining town located along the I-70 corridor in central Colorado, one of many kitschy attractions en route to the ski resorts that dot the same stretch of interstate. Located in Clear Creek County, an old railroad grade snakes up the mountain that has become a secretly-popular place for hikers and cross country …

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Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Arizona

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In my opinion, Arizona is a largely under-appreciated state when it comes to mountain biking. Too often it’s overshadowed by nearby states Utah, Colorado, and California with better-known mountain biking opportunities. Sure, you’ve probably heard talk about riding in Sedona, but there’s so much more to Arizona than just Sedona. And you might be surprised …

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Watch: Destination Trail – Canada

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Welcome to Destination Trail, a series that follows riders as they travel the globe, hunting for its greatest trails. Some of what they find might be renowned, some undiscovered, but that’s the point. When expectations and attitudes are stripped away, only the essence of mountain biking remains. This is where adventure thrives, and it’s here …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in the Philippines

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The Philippines is a mountainous island country in the Pacific “ring of fire,” located just north of the equator. Comprised of more than 7,100 islands, this tropical nation of more than 100 million people features stunning topography, dense rain forests, and incredible beaches. English and Filipino (also known to many as Tagalog) are the official languages of the Philippines, …

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Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Mississippi

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The existence of “mountain” biking in the state of Mississippi is a testament to the tenacity of human beings. Not willing to settle for riding skinny tires on pavement, the residents of one of the flattest states in the nation–and the fattest–have built trail networks all across Mississippi that are worth at least checking out …

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The 9 Best Winter Mountain Biking Destinations in the Southwest

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While the Southeastern US is a popular mountain bike getaway for northeasterners and midwesterners during the dead of winter, riders in the northern rockies need an escape, too! Thankfully, the desert Southwest is flush with epic destinations that receive very little–or no–snow. See Also: The Northerner’s Guide to Southern Singletrack For the purposes of this list, …

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Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Georgia

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photo: Matthew Koehnemann (horton581). While reviving our Five2Ride series as the northern hemisphere plunges headlong into winter might not seem logical, the reality is that mountain bikers around the world are still riding dry singletrack… even in January. One of the best places in the US to ride during the winter is actually the state of Georgia. While …

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John’s Top 15 Trail “Discoveries” of ’15

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New Year’s Day is always a mixed bag of feelings as I reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year ahead.  As for the year ahead, I always look for ways to make it grander than the one gone by.  2015, while not necessarily grander than 2014, was at least more …

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