NC Triangle (Locals Only)

I recently gave a presentation for the outdoor club at school about mountain biking trails in the triangle and I thought I would share it here in the form of an article. You can also download the Powerpoint file here if you’re interested, but I gotta warn you that alot of the information is specifically …

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from log pyramids to teeter-totters

i rode at lake crabtree recently and just like most other trail networks in town, the simplicity of the trails there have urged local riders to create man-made obstacles to make the trails more “interesting” (or some would argue that “challenging” or “life-threatening” may be better adjectives). apparently, the novelty of the standard log pyramid …

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nc state games

my first xc race of the year. i thought it would be fun to race at hog run again, the last time i rode there was probably back in 2000 when i entered my very first mountain bike race. but this time, most of the race course was on the newer advanced section. there were …

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Buffalo Creek: Shhhh! (It’s a secret)

When I first moved out to Colorado Springs I was stoked to check out the biking scene and find out why people get so excited about mountain biking in the west. Within my first few days in town I tried riding at the US Air Force Academy (too technical/sandy) and at Rampart Reservoir (too little …

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mountain biking in roanoke, va

longing for some real “mountain” biking, we decided to check out the trails in roanoke, va, supposedly nicknamed “the colorado springs of the east.” we got a 7am start and including breakfast in hillsborough, made it to downtown roanoke a little after 10am. we drove down the streets of downtown to find the visitor center, …

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Using a GPS with Your Personal Computer

Using computer software in conjunction with your GPS receiver opens a whole new world to navigation and planning your next cycling trip or other great adventure. Being able to compare the map on the GPS (if your GPS has mapping capability) to a topographic map or a map out of a book is one thing; …

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What a GPS Can Do for Mountain Bikers

You’ve probably heard the hype surrounding Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers lately or even seen someone out on the trails using one. But what can a GPS do for you as a mountain biker? If you’re currently using a cycling computer to keep track of ride data or you’re interested in making your rides safer, …

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Tons of Trails in Colorado Springs

It’s been a while since I wrote an article for the site, but if you’ve been keeping up, you’ve noticed a number of fairly significant changes. We’ve added a ton of new features, overhauled our database and trail information pages, and we’ve simplified our offerings to focus just on mountain biking trails, because everyone needs …

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Tsali is the Place to Ride

The Tsali Recreation area is legendary among mountain bikers across the country. Well, legendary in the sense that there is a mountain bike named after if (The Litespeed Tsali). But beyond the 40 miles or so of singletrack located on Fontana Lake in western North Carolina, there are several other scenic gut busting rides that …

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East Side vs. West Side

When I first moved from the east coast to Colorado, I noticed that what we called mountain biking back east is much different than what people call mountain biking in the west. To that end, I’ve decided to concentrate on discussing some differences in trail types from a regional perspective. Specifically, I’ll compare biking on …

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Mountain bike jerks

As you know, singletracks.com is all about the trails. We love checking out new trails and always having good places to ride no matter what town we might be in. We’ve checked out trails in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Ohio, and Colorado and in the process, we’ve observed a few things about bikers and …

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Hidden Gems Found in Augusta, GA

In the hot and humid armpit of southeastern Georgia, an unexpected mountain biking “Mecca” of sorts awaits adventurous riders of all skill levels. With over 50 miles of tight, twisting singletrack within a 45-minute drive from Augusta, the Sumter National Forest offers a great place for an adventurous mountain biking road trip. While most of …

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