Mountain bike lifestyle clothing

We recently came across a website selling mountain bike lifestyle clothing called Evomo (though we’re not quite sure if the name has any specific meaning). It’s surprising we haven’t seen anything like this before, though the classic “Singletrack Mind” shirt could be considered a trailblazer in this area. There are already lifestyle brands and micro-brands …

Transfer mountain bike trail maps to your GPS

When Garmin designed their eTrex recreational GPS series they certainly didn’t have the Internet and data sharing in mind. It is possible, however, to upload saved GPS track data from your computer to your GPS unit with just a little work. File this tutorial under “advanced” GPS information 😉 For this article I used my …

Using your GPS on the mountain bike trail

In many ways, exchanging data between your GPS unit and computer can be a confusing and frustrating process. Unlike iTunes and the iPod, there isn’t a dominant piece of software or hardware to streamline the process of managing, viewing, and moving tracks, waypoints, and routes from your computer to your GPS (though programs like EasyGPS …

Mountain biking in Albuquerque

Paul and I decided to hit the Elena Gallegos mountain bike trail in Albuquerque since it came highly recommended from my buddy Mark Kittelson. After calling 5 or 6 bike shops in town, I found the one place that rented bikes: Northeast Cyclery. In fact, only one location of Northeast Cyclery rented bikes for $25 …

NC Triangle (Locals Only)

I recently gave a presentation for the outdoor club at school about mountain biking trails in the triangle and I thought I would share it here in the form of an article. You can also download the Powerpoint file here if you’re interested, but I gotta warn you that alot of the information is specifically …

Buffalo Creek: Shhhh! (It’s a secret)

When I first moved out to Colorado Springs I was stoked to check out the biking scene and find out why people get so excited about mountain biking in the west. Within my first few days in town I tried riding at the US Air Force Academy (too technical/sandy) and at Rampart Reservoir (too little …

What a GPS Can Do for Mountain Bikers

You’ve probably heard the hype surrounding Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers lately or even seen someone out on the trails using one. But what can a GPS do for you as a mountain biker? If you’re currently using a cycling computer to keep track of ride data or you’re interested in making your rides safer, …

Tons of Trails in Colorado Springs

It’s been a while since I wrote an article for the site, but if you’ve been keeping up, you’ve noticed a number of fairly significant changes. We’ve added a ton of new features, overhauled our database and trail information pages, and we’ve simplified our offerings to focus just on mountain biking trails, because everyone needs …

Tsali is the Place to Ride

The Tsali Recreation area is legendary among mountain bikers across the country. Well, legendary in the sense that there is a mountain bike named after if (The Litespeed Tsali). But beyond the 40 miles or so of singletrack located on Fontana Lake in western North Carolina, there are several other scenic gut busting rides that …

East Side vs. West Side

When I first moved from the east coast to Colorado, I noticed that what we called mountain biking back east is much different than what people call mountain biking in the west. To that end, I’ve decided to concentrate on discussing some differences in trail types from a regional perspective. Specifically, I’ll compare biking on …

Mountain bike jerks

As you know, singletracks.com is all about the trails. We love checking out new trails and always having good places to ride no matter what town we might be in. We’ve checked out trails in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Ohio, and Colorado and in the process, we’ve observed a few things about bikers and …

Hidden Gems Found in Augusta, GA

In the hot and humid armpit of southeastern Georgia, an unexpected mountain biking “Mecca” of sorts awaits adventurous riders of all skill levels. With over 50 miles of tight, twisting singletrack within a 45-minute drive from Augusta, the Sumter National Forest offers a great place for an adventurous mountain biking road trip. While most of …