The Florida mountain bike scene

Quick: What comes to mind when you think about mountain biking in Florida? If you’re like me you probably think sandy trails, no hills, short tracks behind the local K-Mart, and zero variety. Well, forget everything you think you know about mountain biking in Florida–it’s bigger and badder than you can imagine–and perhaps even more …

Singletracks MTB t-shirts

It’s finally (or almost, depending where you live) t-shirt weather and have we got a deal for you: Singletracks t-shirts are only $12 each and 100% of the proceeds go to IMBA. Better yet, shipping is just $3 and we’ll even throw in some free stickers as well! Our long sleeve t-shirts are on close-out …

Mountain Biking Arkansas

Sunday’s Northwest Arkansas Times had an extensive article about the local mountain biking scene, making the claim that “Arkansas is one of the best states in the country for (mountain biking).” I haven’t personally heard about that many trails in Arkansas but from what I’ve seen driving through the state the terrain certainly looks conducive …

Mountain Bike Area Maps

We’ve added yet another way for you to find the best mountain bike trails on singletracks.com – MetroMaps. These maps were originally developed for bike shops to help new riders and out-of-towners find great trails and we’ve received such an awesome response from the shops that we decided to post them online. So far we …

Georgia mountain bike news

Yesterday’s IMBA Southeast Singletrack email was PACKED with news about mountain biking and I was stoked to see so much happening in Georgia in March and April. The Georgia section of the Pinhoti trail officially opened to mountain bikers (and hikers and equestrians) with a ceremony last weekend. As best I can tell the GA …

Mountain bike clubs

Is it just me or is mountain biking starting to grow up? It seems like the days of riding illegal trails and slogging through the mud are pretty much over and as such mountain biking has mostly lost its rebellious image. Or it could be the fact that I’m turning 30 this weekend, ya never …

Garmin Forerunner 205 Review

I hate to admit this but lately I’ve been more of a runner than a mountain biker. I mean, I still get out on the bike as often as possible but it’s so much easier to go for a quick run than to pack the bikes and drive to the nearest dirt. As a nice …

Vermont Mountain Bike Summit

Received via email today: Registrations are now available for the 2008 Mountain Bike Summit, to be held at the Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe – Vermont, from May 7-9, 2008. This program will include valuable workshops for stakeholders in the recreation industry, including developing sustainable, profitable mountain bike programs at ski resorts; at a state, federal and municipal level; …

Mountain biking Macon

On my way down to the Ocala Spring Break Fat Tire Festival I stopped off in Macon to ride a couple of the local trails. Despite its location smack in the middle of the state, Macon actually has a fairly diverse mountain bike scene spread across 5 main trail areas. The first trail I rode …

The Singletracks National Mountainbike Gathering

I am excited to announce this event as the start of a yearly tradition for our small community at Singletracks! If anyone here might plan on attending our Gathering, please stop by the Forum Announcement and read up about the event. ~ To start off the event on Thursday, Sept. 4th, we’ll have an initial day …

Ocala Spring Break Fat Tire Festival, Florida

This weekend I got a chance to attend the 2nd Annual Ocala Mountain Bike Association Spring Break Fat Tire Fest at Santos and I have two words to describe the scene: rear rockin’. In this post I’ll try to stick to the facts about the festival and later this week I’ll post my thoughts on …