Gooseberry Mesa Ride Report

This weekend mudhunny and I had the chance to ride a couple of the trails in St. George, UT including the world-famous Gooseberry Mesa trail. Ryan at Red Rock Bicycle Co. hooked us up with a couple mountain bikes from Mountain Bike Buddies and connected us with Bryce and Danny to show us the trail. …

Support New Singletrack at Big Bend National Park, Texas

IMBA has built a great relationship with the National Park Service over the past few years and we’re finally starting to see singletrack open to mountain bikes in a select number of national parks. Here’s another opportunity for mountain bikers to advocate for new dirt (received via IMBA email): IMBA urges mountain bikers nationwide to …

MTB trail report: Chilhowee in Tennessee

After discovering the Tanasi trails on the banks of the Ocoee river in Tennessee a few weeks back we were stoked to ride the Chilhowee trails right down the road on the opposite side of the Ocoee. Luckily we picked up a map of the trail system the last time we were in the area …

Labor Day weekend was made for mountain biking

Not many people know this but Labor Day was actually created as a holiday for mountain bikers back in 1882 so riders could get in one last epic ride before the end of the summer. In that tradition we’re getting a jump on the weekend by heading up to the Chilhowee trail system just east …

3 MTB trail take-down messages in 24 hours :(

It seems mountain bikers may be wearing out their welcome at certain trails around the US this summer. In just the last 24 hours we’ve received requests from Virginia, Texas, and Georgia to remove mountain bike trail information from singletracks. Typically we receive such requests about once every three months or so. In case you’re …

Tanasi MTB Trail Report

This weekend mudhunny and I drove up to the IMBA-certified EPIC Tanasi trails just over the Georgia border in southeastern Tennessee. The trailhead is located at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 Olympic canoe and kayak slalom competition and as we unpacked our gear we watched dozens of cheering rafters navigate the surf. …

Hot Washington mountain bike trails

The Wenatchee World Online posted a good article about mountain bike trails in Chelan County, Washington. Chelan County is about a 2 hour drive from Seattle and according to the article boasts some of the fastest trails in the region. The article gives the skinny on trails like Freund Canyon, Devil’s Gulch, Minnow’s Ridge, Pot …

Boy Scouts help build and maintain Virginia Singletrack

Last week nearly 1,000 volunteers worked on 60 miles of multi-user trails in the Alleghany Highlands Trail System. If you’ve ever organized a trail workday you know just getting a dozen folks to come out is a big accomplishment – imagine what you could do with 1,000! Official press release is below, thanks to CraigCreekRider …

Weekend MTB ride at Stanley Gap (Blue Ridge, GA)

Rick and I were talking with one of the Ellijay locals at Bear Creek last month and he mentioned riding the mountain bike trails around the Stanley Gap area just outside Blue Ridge. This guy claimed the trails there were “better than Tsali” so I knew then and there that I had to check them …

Colorado high country mountain bike rides

Man, you guys who live in Colorado Springs are lucky. Not only do you have miles and miles of kick ass mountain bike trails within minutes of downtown, your newspaper actually writes articles about mountain biking! I’m pretty sure the last time the Atlanta Journal wrote about mountain biking was when the Olympics were in …

Common MTB Trail Names

I’ve ridden a number of mountain bike trails over the years and I love reading about new dirt around the world – in fact I read just about every trail review posted here on singletracks (almost 6,000 and counting!). One pattern I’ve noticed is that certain trail names seem to get recycled, either for convenience …