MTB park coming to midtown Cleveland

The Presidents of the USA song “Cleveland Rocks” was once just a sarcastic jab at the Forest City but it now looks like Cleveland may actually rock some midtown mountain bike trails in the near future. A million dollar bike trail is being planned in town and the organizers are in line for a $100K …

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MTB: in the Grand Canyon?

If you haven’t heard, there are some guys that are attempting to ride their mountain bikes from Alaska to the tip of South America and according to the blog they’re down in Arizona taking a break as we speak. Calling this an epic ride is a a bit of an understatement and they’ve certainly had …

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The Fruita of the Front Range … In Pueblo?

The Colorado Spring Gazette had a great article two weeks ago about the South Shore mountain bike trails down in Pueblo, Colorado. The trails are being compared to Fruita and apparently alot of Front Range riders are flocking to take advantage of the 48 miles of dry trails this winter. JJonas went down there recently …

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Epic ride: What happened to Gabi?

“I don’t care. Whatever you guys want to do.‚” Joey took off his helmet and ran his fingers through his long, curly hair. “If you guys want to go on, Joey and I will just go back to the car and wait,” said Uri, the youngest of our group. “Ok. That’s cool. We shouldn’t be …

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Top 10 mountain bike trails

I’ve ridden a few mountain bike trails over the years (129 trails over 13 years to be exact) and in that time I’ve formed an opinion or two about what makes a good MTB trail. Spectacular scenery, fast descents, great flow, and challenging terrain are just a few of the factors that make a mountain …

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Mountain bikers: talk to National Park Service

The US National Park Service is holding several forums around the country this month and listening to park users of all types (including mountain bikers). The meetings are designed to solicit public input into park management issues so show up and be heard! Scheduled stops in March include Alaska, Texas, Colorado, California, Florida, Ohio, Wyoming, …

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Alot of mountain bike trails stink

I was reading an article recently about a former landfill in New Zealand that was being developed into a park with mountain bike trails and I realized something: alot of mountain bike trails are in crappy locations (sometimes literally). Essentially it seems like mountain bike trails are often allowed on land that no one really …

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Alaska mountain bike trails are not in Tennessee

Tim Woody knows his mountain bike trails. The Anchorage resident was flipping through the latest issue of Outside magazine when he happened upon an ad for the state of Tennessee: “Knees scraped. Nose sunburned. Heel blistered. Burdens released.” The ad shows an interesting handlebar view of a beautiful mountain trail – the only problem is, …

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This just in: mountain bikers more lazy than not

The BBC reports the Tweed Valley in Scotland could be developed into a killer mountain biking destination, provided adequate chairlifts are installed. Currently about 8,000 mountain bikers ride in Innerleithen but officials predict more than 25,000 mountain bikers might come if a chairlift were installed. So let me get this straight: there are about 8,000 …

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Ice bike racing

Graham Tracey had a great post on his blog about ice bike racing and how lazy alot of us mountain bikers become in the winter. (by the way, Graham’s blog, Go Clipless, is really great – check it out if you haven’t seen it yet). In the south you always hear rumors of people “somewhere” …

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