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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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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The Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations in the USA

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Moab, Utah While Moab is one of the oldest mountain bike destinations on the planet, they refuse to rest on their laurels with the decades-old trails that originally put them on the map. Instead, Moab continues to build more and more bike-legal singletrack, at a rate of about 30 miles per year. And the new trails, …

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Over a Beer: Quit Hatin’ on Flow Trails

Flow: engaged.
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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 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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