Forest Service Says “No Evidence Bike Use Would Degrade Trails”

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A proposal has been put forth that mountain bikes be allowed on a historic trail in the Alleghany National Forest: Tracy Ridge, in Pennsylvania. The USFS conducted an environmental assessment about the fitness of this trail for mountain bike access and they found that “there is no evidence that bike use of the area would degrade the …

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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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7 Trails Along I-70 That Will Make Your Next Road Trip Rock

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There are more than 4.1 million miles of pavement and gravel roads in the United States. They crisscross the country like a dense network of arteries and veins pulsing with the movement of man and machine. Of those, over 2,100 miles belong to I-70, one of the busiest roadways in the country. Chances are you’ve …

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6 Reasons Why Scotland May Be the Most Progressive Mountain Bike Destination in the World

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Scotland is a small country of just over 5 million people, but despite being small in population and relatively small in landmass, Scotland is BIG in mountain biking! I recently had the opportunity to spend a couple days riding in Cairngorms National Park–the largest national park in the UK–and I also spent a few days …

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Watch: What Makes Bend, Oregon Such a Special Mountain Bike Destination

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?What really sets Bend, Oregon apart from other mountain towns is its unique geological history—or rather the fact that, as Adam Craig says, “Pretty much everything around here exploded at some point.” From the trail network surrounding town to Mt. Bachelor’s lift-serviced runs to the rowdy trails on Cline Butte, Bend’s dirt and landscape provide …

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The Pyrenees Are Massively Underrated as an MTB Destination… And IMO, Better than the Alps

Riding the Maxi Avalanche trail in the Ainsa region.

Confession time: when I was en-route to Europe for a three-week tour of as many of the best mountain bike trails as I could fit in, I considered my first week-long stop in the Pyrenees mountain range, which forms the border between France and Spain (with Andorra sandwiched in between) a preview, an appetizer to the main …

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