Nominate a Trail as an IMBA Epic

2014 inductee, Australian Alpine Epic, Mt. Buller, Australia. Photo: imba.com

Last year we wrote about IMBA removing a number of trails from the Epic list and “retiring” them to the Epic Hall of Fame. Well, if you’ve always thought that IMBA had the list wrong and was missing a key epic trail, now’s your chance to nominate it! IMBA has opened up online nominations for the latest …

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Mountain Bike Oregon: Kickstarter Campaign to Make “Randyland” a Reality

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For 11 years, mountain bikers from all over the world have been coming to Oakridge, OR as part of Mountain Bike Oregon, a 3-day “mountain biker’s dream vacation.” Both 300-rider summer sessions routinely sell out, which just goes to show what a great event Mountain Bike Oregon has become! Now, Mountain Bike Oregon promoter and …

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Trail Ninja Video: Never Mind The Quantocks – Chris Smith And Dan Milner Ride Southwest England

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Green hills, rocky trails, enchanted forests and wild otters – the Quantocks have it all. The Quantock Hills are one of south west England’s best natural riding spots and the Trail Ninja joins local bloke Chris Smith for a fast lap of some of its best offerings. The fact that Chris races 4x, is ruddy …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in South Dakota

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“Mountain biking in South Dakota?” you might say. “Really??” Answer: Yes, really. However, the 5 highest-rated South Dakota trails on Singletracks are all located in western South Dakota, which is actually quite hilly. Perhaps you’ve heard of this area before: the famous Black Hills. The top South Dakota trails are split pretty evenly between two …

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The Video that Put Danny MacAskill on the Map

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We mountain bikers are always on the look out for the latest videos, the newest tricks, and the gnarliest lines. I suppose it’s for good reason: those vids fun to watch, and we always want to stay up to date with the latest-and-greatest. That said, I’ve been doing some looking back recently. Some videos that …

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10 Reasons to Explore a New Trail

Navigating the Alpine Tunnel route in Colorado. Photo: Jeff Barber

I think exploration is the true embodiment of the mountain bike experience. But these days, so many riders cheat themselves out of a unique adventure by refusing to truly explore. When some riders go to check out new trails, they’ll ride with someone who’s been there before, or hire a guide to show them around. …

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Great Beginner Trails: Definition and 10 Examples

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Trails. It’s all about the trails. Especially for beginners. While advanced riders may think they “need” gnarly trails, that’s not so much a “need” as it is a “want.” However, for the new rider, having access to suitable trails is positively essential for both their enjoyment and their ability to grow in the sport. So …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Texas

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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

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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

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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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