USA Cycling National Fat Bike Championships Coming to Michigan on January 28

Pro women at the start of last year's race. Photo: Dejan Smaic, courtesy USA Cycling.

The USA Cycling National Fat Bike Championships, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Bikes, is heading to Grand Rapids, Michigan January 28, with the event taking place at the Indian Trails Bike Park. The race will feature junior, amateur, and pro/open levels and various divisions for juniors, seniors, masters, and singlespeed riders. While there are no race-day sign-ups, competitors may …

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The 20 Most Tantalizing MTB Trails of 2016, According to Singletracks Readers

Monarch Crest Trail, Salida, Colorado. Photo: Scott Anderson

Featuring thousands of trails all around the world, the Singletracks trail database is your first stop for MTB trail research and trip planning. Singletracks’ millions of readers use these listings every day to plan everything from their next day trip, to their annual MTB vacation. We analyzed our 2016 data to determine exactly which trails Singletracks …

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Watch: Shredding in the Northwoods – Copper Harbor

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Copper Harbor is the northernmost town on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and might be considered the definition of “Off the beaten path.” However, to its population of barely over 100 year-round residents, that’s just one of the many factors they love about it, along with the tight-knit community, backdoor access to adventure and seriously stunning views …

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Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations East of the Rockies

Kingdom Trails, Vermont. Photo: Rob Whelan.

See Also: “‘Pisgah Y’all!’ Marin Mountain Bikers Get Snob-Checked in Appalachia“ See Also: “Yes, We DO Have Mountains in the South“ In fact, the entire Singletracks staff has developed a special love and affinity for the mountain biking found in the ancient mountains known as the Appalachians. While maybe you won’t find the same thousand-mile views …

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The “Other Trail,” Appendix 3: South Marquette, Michigan

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In recent years, Copper Harbor, Michigan, has rightfully established itself as a major mountain biking destination with a very unique and diverse set of trails in a beautiful setting. Like Moab, Downieville, and Pisgah, Copper Harbor has become a must-do pilgrimage for any well-rounded mountain biker’s bucket list.  But it’s remote–about as remote as anything …

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2015 IMBA Epics: 6 More Trails to Add to Your Bucket List

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Last week IMBA announced their 2015 Epics and as usual, each one of these picks is truly lust-worthy! This year’s class includes a trail in Iceland among the US picks and, in keeping with the recently-clarified Epic definition, these rides average a stout 62 miles each. Armstrong to Strawberry (California) This 39-mile route actually connects …

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Shhh! 15 Under the Radar Mountain Bike Destinations

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As mountain bikers, we’re always in search of the next great adventure. While it’s interesting to debate which destinations are “up and coming” and which ones have already arrived, there’s an entirely separate class of mountain bike destinations that are flying under the radar. In putting this list together we consulted multiple sources, including our …

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