Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Texas


The Lone Star State is fiercely independent, and that independence, coupled with its massive size, almost makes it a country in its own right. In fact, as the second-largest state in the United States (after Alaska), it’s bigger than many countries: for instance, Texas is bigger than France, about the size of Afghanistan, and smaller …

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Ride Report: Lying Low in Flagstaff


I had been through Flagstaff many times before, but I had never ridden there, despite having heard great things about the mountain biking. But on each previous pass through, I was either time-pressed or it was the wrong time of year as I headed to Sedona, Phoenix, or Tucson–warmer climes where I could feed my …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Utah


Utah. Just speaking that name is enough to bring chills to mountain bikers all over the world. One of the most renowned mountain bike destinations of all time–Moab–is located here… and it’s well-represented on this list. But there are a plethora of other destinations, ranging in popularity: Park City, Saint George/Hurricane, Vernal, Salt Lake City… …

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News: Hermosa Tours Launches AZT Expeditions

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Hermosa Tours has just announced a new branch of their company and tour offerings, dubbed AZT Expeditions. AZT Expeditions is essentially a long-term, exclusive partnership with the Arizona Trail Association to offer Hermosa Tours’ unique self-guided trip format on the Arizona Trail. AZT Expeditions obviously offers the tours for mountain biking, but they also cater …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Vermont


The state of Vermont is located at the northern end of the Appalachian Mountain Range, and the Green Mountains can be found within the state. According to Wikipedia, Vermont is the second-least populous state in the nation (behind Wyoming) and the largest city, Burlington, is the smallest of all cities named the largest in their …

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Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails by US State (2015)


It’s here: the 2015 list of the most popular US mountain bike trails state-by-state!┬áLast year we published a similar list, and since that time we’ve received nearly 10,000 new mountain bike trail ratings and reviews. As a result, 20 states have seen their most popular trail change from 2014 to 2015, as shown in blue …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia


The topography of the commonwealth of Virginia ranges from coastal flatlands next to the Atlantic ocean to rolling foothills in the center, and finally the steep-sided Blue Ridge mountains on its western border. This diverse landscape provides a wealth of mountain biking opportunities, but as you’ll see below, many of the most highly-rated mountain bike …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Washington


Washington state is chock full of amazing mountain bike trails, though unfortunately (or fortunately, if you’re a local) Washington’s northern neighbor British Columbia seems to get all the mountain bike tourism love. But travelers would be wise to consider all the excellent mountain biking opportunities Washington has to offer, including two IMBA Epics (Skookum Flats …

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Trails Under Attack: Motorized Use Proposed for the Gandy Dancer Trail in Wisconsin

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It’s that time of year again: the temperature is rising, the snow is melting, and special interest groups are launching campaigns to allow motorized vehicles on non-motorized trails. Here in Wisconsin, the reoccurring battleground is the Gandy Dancer Trail. Much of the Gandy is already motorized, but there is a 42-mile stretch from St. Croix …

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