Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Biking Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest Mountain Biking

Central Arizona lives and breathes the Wild West. Sandwiched between three other National Forests beats a sandy jewel, nourished with vessels of trail coursing through the saguaro-laden Sonoran desert.  Dirt veins dotted with scrub oak and manzanita wind up and around the granite peaks and pine-covered mountains that amplify the revered appeal of the region. …

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Massive TexPlex Park in Texas Offers Mountain Bike Trails, Heavy Machinery Play Area

As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas,” and apparently that includes mountain bike parks too. On June 3 TexPlex opens to the public, offering not just a mountain bike park and singletrack trails, but also jet boat rides and a heavy machinery play area. The Bike Trails TexPlex has set aside 250 acres for mountain …

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Bike Trail Connoisseurs Can Identify a Trail by its Builder

Years ago I had a chance to ride several trails within the CAMBA system in Northern Wisconsin, and on that trip someone mentioned that many sections within the trail system were built and/or designed by different individuals. It was said that regular CAMBA riders could tell who designed each section based on that trail builder’s style. It …

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Five2Ride: 5 of the Best MTB Trails in New Mexico

Although I don’t actually live in New Mexico, I spend a great deal of time there and it has become like a second home. Thanks to a work schedule that often takes me south of the (Colorado) border, I’ve had the privilege of riding over 40 trail systems in this most underrated of mountain biking …

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Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2017)

Singletracks collects trail reviews from thousands of mountain bikers each year, and we use the ratings from those reviews to rank the best trails. Not only do we consider each trail’s average rating and the number of ratings, but we also include a measure of how many people want to ride or have ridden a particular trail …

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New Bike Legal Singletrack in Marin: Is It Enough?

Ah, Marin. “The birthplace of mountain biking,” they say. And they speak the truth. The legends of the sport hail from here and can still be spotted on the slopes of Mt. Tam. This place is a cornucopia of landscapes and ecotones.  Dry, stubby chaparral clutches rare serpentine rock, gnarled mahogany fingers around sage-green earth. …

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