Whistler’s Alpine Masterpiece: Lord of the Squirrels Trail

I’m crouched off the side of the Flank trail in Whistler, carefully moving individual sticks and leaves while scanning the ground. “Shit. Shhhhhhit! Shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!” I’m looking for two small, black aluminum pieces that make up part of Rocky Mountain’s Ride-9 adjustable suspension system. The bike was in the slackest position when I picked it up …

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Five2Ride: The Best Bike Trails near St. Louis

The city of St. Louis is located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi river, dotted with rolling hills that are perfect for mountain biking, particularly on the southwest side of the metro area. The Gateway Off Road Cyclists (GORC) work tirelessly to build and maintain dozens of bike trails in the St. Louis area and beyond, giving visitors …

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Five2Ride: 5 of the Best Bike Trails in Germany

Those who have had the opportunity to visit Deutschland know the many historical and cultural treasures that lie within. From the cosmopolitan metropolises to the medieval walled cities to the verdant, rolling hills that seemingly have an even more magnificent cathedral or castle on every knoll, it’s impossible for even the well-organized visitor to soak …

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Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Biking Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest

Arizona is rad, most mountain bikers will agree. Nothing quite compares to a desert sunset, the black silhouettes of saguaros illuminated by a full moon, or the rare sighting of a gila monster crawling over a rocky patch of decomposed granite. To complete the list of uniquely satiating attributes are a rewarding number of national forests, each …

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An Introduction to the Epic MTB Destination of Fernie, BC

British Columbia is filthy-rich with mountain bike destinations. One day over lunch I asked our guides, Ryan and Johanna, to tell me what they thought the best under-the-radar mountain bike destinations in BC were. As they started naming off towns left and right, they quickly reached a list of about a dozen spots that were well-worth visiting… …

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