USAPCC Stage 2: Gunnison to Aspen

On Wednesday, August 24 the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (USAPCC) will run 131.1 miles from Gunnison to Aspen, taking riders to the highest point of the entire race – Cottonwood Pass at 12,126 feet. For former mountain bikers in the peloton like Cadel Evans, this stage offers up the race’s only dirt road section on …

How To Create Your Own Trail Guidebook Using Singletracks.com

In this blog post I am going to provide you with a step-by-step guide to creating your own custom guidebook for use out on the mountain bike trail using Singletracks.com. Why create your own guidebook? But first, why would you want to “create your own guidebook”? There are at least 3 different reasons: There isn’t …

Monarch Crest Trail is OPEN!!

Monarch Crest, an IMBA epic ride,is definitely one of the top trails in Colorado. Factor in the ratio of downhill to climbing, and it’s even sweeter. The only downside is that due to its high altitude, there is but a short window of opportunity to ride it between the leftover spring snow and new autumn …

MTB Euro Trip: Mountain Biking the Dolomites

Editors note: Andrew and Matt are two Americans who recently left their jobs and headed to Europe to tour around on their mountain bikes for a few months. Their plans include seeing a stage or two of the Tour de France, taking in some beautiful scenery, riding some trails, and finishing up at Oktoberfest in …

Fresh Dirt: Paynes Creek, GA Ride Report

Whoops! Not as in “whoops, I dropped the hamburger on the ground,” but whoops as in “YEE-HAW!” The new mountain bike trail at Paynes Creek is absolutely chock-full of whoop-te-dos! They vary in size from small to massive, but all of them are easy to negotiate, making this a very beginner-friendly trail. However, if you …

MTB Movie Review: Pedal Driven

10 Reasons to watch Pedal Driven, a BIKEumentary: 1. You saw the earlier Singletracks blog post by trek7k about the fundraising efforts to complete the movie. If you pledged, you’re part of the effort. 2. There are secret/illegal/pirate trails in your area and you want to watch the story of how a group of passionate, …

Mountain Biking Oregon: Tillamook State Forest

On Thursday morning we awoke to blue skies which meant just one thing: it was time to ride! While driving to the coast earlier in the week we passed by Storey Burn Rd. which sounded familiar to me for some reason. Sure enough there was a trail called Storey Burn on singletracks so I asked …

Mountain Biking Oregon: Sandy Ridge

Mudhunny and I are in Oregon this week and yesterday I got a chance to ride at the Sandy Ridge trails east of Portland. Even though Portland is known as one of the bike-friendliest cities in the US, there really aren’t a ton of mountain biking opportunities in town; instead, most of the good stuff …

My Top Five: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in the CSRA

I’m proud to call the the Central Savannah River Area, or CSRA, my home. The CSRA is the the area surrounding Augusta, GA and North Augusta, SC and it’s home to some of the best, least-expected mountain biking in the southeast. I say least expected because we don’t have any mountains here. We’ve got hills, …