The Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations in the USA

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One of the most beautiful things about the sport of mountain biking is the dedication of clusters of mountain bikers spread around the planet who are constantly building newer and better mountain bike trails for travel-thirsty riders to explore and enjoy. Over the years we’ve drawn on our massive mountain bike trail database, the expertise of our …

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Over a Beer: Quit Hatin’ on Flow Trails

Flow: engaged.
Photo courtesy of Snow Summit Mountain Resort

Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. The existence of backcountry singletrack trails predates that of humanity, thanks to the routine passage of …

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The Hood Report: Shedding Light on the Shadows of Mount Hood

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When you think of mountain biking in Oregon, you think of Bend with its hundreds of miles of singletrack from your doorstep, the backcountry of Oakridge and its thousands of feet of descending, and Oregon’s crown jewel: the McKenzie River Trail. But does Mount Hood ring a bell? What about Hood River? Maybe for year-around skiing and …

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Over a Beer: Mountain Towns Don’t Always Welcome Mountain Bikers

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Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. The title statement may seem obvious to some people, but I think it’s a good reminder …

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Epic Has Come to a Place You May Not Have Heard Of Yet: Bentonville, AR

Banked turns and flowing runs make for big smiles.

Moab. Fruita. Whistler. Bentonville. Wait, what? Yeah, Bentonville. While the rest of the world was focused on the big places, the well-known and incredible, breathlessly writing about, photographing, and shooting endless loops of GoPro footage of what is generally considered the promised land (and for good reason), something was taking place in northern Arkansas. In …

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The Best Bike Parks in North America, According to MTBparks.com

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  MTBparks.com recently ran their annual Best Bike Parks Survey, and the results are finally live! These Riders’ Choice awards are based on respondents to MTBparks’s extensive survey. Without further ado, here’s the list of results. For a detailed analysis of this list, be sure to click over to MTBparks.com. Eastern Canada Sugarloaf, NB Bromont, …

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Riding After Rain: Advice for New Riders

If your bike tire leaves a rut throughout the trail, it is too wet to ride, according to IMBA’s Mark Eller.

This time of year, mud, snow, and ice cover trails across the continent, and sunshine is in short supply. Most mountain bikers acknowledge that riding soft trails can accelerate erosion and widen precious singletrack into jeep roads. But sometimes, it’s tough to know if trails are dry enough to ride. “It is something that takes some experience,” said …

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