My Downieville Downfall

Who among us doesn’t have a story, about ourselves or a friend—that badass guy or gal who flings themselves over gap jumps, nose wheelies this or that, then breaks their femur tripping on their PJ’s falling down the stairs? Fractures their foot taking out the recycling? Well I don’t gap jump, and most wouldn’t label …

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The Top 5 Mountain Bike Destinations in Colorado

“I’m finally heading to Colorado to mountain bike! Where should I ride?” The number of times I’ve answered this question, whether on the Singletracks forums, via email, or on social media, is astounding–yet simultaneously understandable. While there are dozens upon dozens of incredible mountain bike destinations, Colorado commands respect in the imaginations of mountain bikers around …

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The Best Bike Trails in the Midwest and Texas by City

If you’ve been reading about mountain biking for a while, by now you know that excellent mountain bike trails can be found nearly everywhere. Geography and topography be damned, mountain bikers are a creative tribe and wherever there’s a desire for entertaining singletrack, it can and will be built. For that reason, it would be cliché (and frankly …

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Five2Ride: The Best Bike Trails in Chicago

Chicago is known for a lot of things–its magnificent skyline, deep-dish pizza, and signature toppings for the all-American hot dog. It’s safe to say, we can also add excellent mountain bike trails to the list, thanks to active MTB groups like the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr) and their supporters. Palos Hills While Palos Hills is …

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Five2Ride: The Best Bike Trails Near Detroit

For those who saw our recent list of five must-ride trails in the state of Michigan, a couple of the trails here are going to be familiar. The other thing to note about our list of the best trails near Detroit is that all are located north and west of the city center, and unfortunately all are at least …

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