Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Alabama

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Alabama may not boast the big east coast mountain ranges that can be found in nearby Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina, but the Appalachian Mountains actually do extend into northern Alabama, providing an amount of topographic change that those unfamiliar with the state might find quite surprising. Even in central Alabama large hills and rolling …

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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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Embrace the Unknown: Take a Trip to New Zealand

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All too easily travel with bikes is forgotten. Weekend playtime, often destined for so many things, too easily evaporates into a short ride from the front door. If you’re lucky, maybe you can drive to something a little further out on a Sunday morning. But most of the time, you end up on your local trails, …

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Former IMBA Chair Releases Scathing Letter Denouncing IMBA in Favor of the STC

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Last week we received word that John Bliss, former chair of the IMBA board of directors, had joined the Sustainable Trails Coalition. And now we know why: he is thoroughly disillusioned with IMBA’s approach. As Bliss says below, “At 28 years old, IMBA is increasingly bureaucratic; STC isn’t. Bureaucracies are characterized by inertness, slowness to action, …

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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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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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