And the GoPro helmet camera goes to…

aabiking with 15 complete GPS track submissions! In addition to the GoPro HERO helmet camera he’ll be receiving a 2Gb memory card to document the gnarly singletrack around his home in Patrick Springs, VA. In second place we have AWooten2 from Thomasville, GA. AWooten2 was able to submit several Florida trail maps and for his …

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Upcoming contests

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up about 2 contests we’ll be holding online this spring: Best MTB photo: We’ll judge the best mountain bike photos and award prizes to the top finishers. Start sorting through your best pics now and keep shooting – you never know when you’ll get a killer pic! …

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Mountain Bike Area Maps

We’ve added yet another way for you to find the best mountain bike trails on singletracks.com – MetroMaps. These maps were originally developed for bike shops to help new riders and out-of-towners find great trails and we’ve received such an awesome response from the shops that we decided to post them online. So far we …

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Mountain bike clubs

Is it just me or is mountain biking starting to grow up? It seems like the days of riding illegal trails and slogging through the mud are pretty much over and as such mountain biking has mostly lost its rebellious image. Or it could be the fact that I’m turning 30 this weekend, ya never …

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Mountain Bike Hashing

In May of last year I wrote about hash runs (hashing) and I’m surprised – nay disappointed – that no one told me about mountain bike hashing. For the uninitiated, a hash is a bit like a game of hounds and hares. The hare(s) start out ahead laying a course using some kind of marking …

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singletracks v1.0: Mudhunny

I don’t know if any of our current readers were with us back in the Mudhunny days of 1998 but if you were, prepare for a trip down memory lane. Here, for the first time in 10 years is the original Mudhunny website, the precursor to our current site here at singletracks.com. As you click …

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singletracks.com: The origin story

In honor of singletracks.com’s 10th anniversary this year I’m starting a series of posts looking back at the history of the website. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years already- did they even have the internet 10 years ago? Today I’ll fill you in on the singletracks origin story where it all started …

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MTB Predictions for 2008

Want to know what’s in store for mountain biking in 2008? My crystal ball tells me 2008 is going to be the year of the mountain bike as we see these developments unfold: – The 650b will overtake 29ers in terms of sales. Okay, so maybe this won’t happen until the end of 2008 😉 …

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Mountain biking in 2007: A review

As 2007 comes to a close I thought I’d reflect on some of our more popular blog posts and in a separate post I’ll give my predictions of the top mountain biking themes of 2008. Believe it or not the singletracks mountain bike blog just started in January of this year with this post and …

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Singletracks is all better now

Singletracks experienced some minor technical problems earlier this week (that is, if you consider your server catching fire and melting “minor”) but we’re back in business with a shiny new motherboard and power supply. Luckily none of our data was affected but if you notice anything strange or broken, definitely let us know about it.

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New trail maps

We’ve been quietly updating the mountain bike trail maps on singletracks over the past several weeks and we’re finally done with all 345 maps. The new map format is more consistent and gives you  topographic data plus waypoints, roads, lakes, streams, parks, and more. For those of you who know your maps this is a …

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