Alsea Falls Trail: The Third Leg of Oregon’s Emerald Triangle

Even if they live outside the Northwest, most riders have heard of the McKenzie River Trail and Oakridge’s Alpine Trail because those trails are frequently ranked in top 10 lists. They’ve become destinations for mountain bikers, and if you’re road tripping to the area, be sure to add Alsea Falls to your must-do list. Call …

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The Best Bike Trails near Minneapolis / St. Paul

Mountain bikers in the Twin Cities enjoy mountain biking year-round, with access to groomed fat bike trails in winter and flowy singletrack in the summer. Not only that, there’s even fun singletrack to ride just a short pedal from downtown Minneapolis. These factors, along with others, led IMBA to award the Twin Cities its coveted Bronze-level Ride Center …

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The Best Mountain Bike Trails and Attractions in Tahoe National Forest

Mountain Biking Tahoe National Forest

Surrounding the blue jewel of Northern California, Tahoe National Forest is a mountain biking mecca nestled among the Sierra Nevada mountains. Spanning 850,000 acres from Nevada City east of Sacramento all the way to Reno, west of Lake Tahoe itself, the forest coats the landscape in lush greenery; high, clear lakes; and peaks soaring to 9,000 feet. A bounty of …

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Exploring New Mexico’s High Country: Taos Ski Valley and Red River

While driving through New Mexico, anyone can see just how varied the Land of Enchantment is for themselves. In the East, the mellow, rolling buttes of the plains dot the landscape. In the West, the easternmost fringes of the painted desert provide drivers with a visual overload of beautiful stratified rock. Going south the eyes …

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Descending 5,000 Feet off Mount Taylor in Grants, New Mexico

As I pored over topo maps of New Mexico, a large, mysterious mass called Mount Taylor seemed to randomly rise from the surrounding desert. Mount Taylor, at 11,301 feet above sea level, rises 5,000 feet above the nearby town of Grants, and the surrounding wilderness is intersected by the Continental Divide Trail (CDT.) Naturally, this made the spot seem …

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New Southern Highlands Traverse Bikepacking Route Travels 1,270 Miles from Virginia to Alabama

Last week the Southern Highlands Traverse bikepacking route was officially unveiled, and it looks to be an instant classic! Brett Davidson and Logan Watts, along with more than a dozen contributors, created the route, which begins near Front Royal, VA and ends at Flagg Mountain in Alabama, making it the first 1,000+ mile bikepacking route on the East Coast. The …

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Experts Pick the Best Mountain Bike Trails in the World, By Country

Best Mountain Bike Trails in the World

Singletracks has spilled gallons of digital ink ranking, categorizing, and highlighting some of the best mountain bike trails in the USA, but what about the rest of the world? We decided to consult with a number of mountain bike travel experts from across the globe to get recommendations for the best, must-ride trails and destinations in more than a …

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