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New Indoor/Outdoor MTB Park Opening in NY State

Photo courtesy Adirondack Bike Ranch What do you do if there aren’t any good mountain bike trails in your area? You build your own of course – at least that’s what Paul Maggy decided to do. Maggy is set to open the Plattsburgh, NY Adirondack Bike Ranch to the public on April 18 with races, …

Florida MTB Trail Challenges

Freeriding in BC? Nope – try central FL. It must be frustrating to be a Florida mountain biker. The weather in Florida is great for riding pretty much year round but most of the trails are nearly pancake flat and damage from a single storm can shut down a trail system for years. Now there’s …

MTB Trail Features: The Toilet Bowl

One of the reasons I love to ride new trails is that I never know what to expect. I’ve been mountain biking for about 15 years now and every now and then I ride a trail and think, “why haven’t I seen this before?”. Two weekends ago I had one of these moments at Raccoon …

Desert Mountain Biking

Mountain biking the Arizona Trail. Photo by Scott Morris. The Denver Post published a good article about mountain biking in the area around El Paso, TX that got me thinking: desert mountain biking could definitely be fun this time of year. While riders in the northeast and midwest are stuck inside, trails covered in snow, …

Input Needed for MTB Trails on the Colorado Grand Mesa

Comment period is open for mountain bike route planning on the Colorado Grand Mesa. The end of the article has contact info for submitting comments to the Forest Service… The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest announced that it is beginning planning for mountain bike (and other mechanized travel) on the Grand Mesa. These …

Trail work at Sope Creek MTB trail

This weekend I made good on one of my New Years resolutions and helped out with some trail work out at Sope Creek mountain bike trail inside the Chattahoochee River National Recreation area. The morning got off to a cold start (my car thermometer said it was 17 degrees when I left the house) but …

Oak Mountain SP MTB ride report

Yesterday mudhunny and I continued our New Year’s Day tradition of going on a mountain bike ride to start the new year and this year we chose Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham for our adventure. We had hoped for an early start but sometimes that’s tough after New Year’s Eve celebrations we eventually hit …

MTB resort development proposed for northern Alabama

The Jackson County, Alabama director of tourism is proposing the county fund the recruitment of a mountain bike resort in 2009. The idea is to create a destination for mountain bikers from both inside and outside the state and bring in badly needed tourism dollars to a struggling local economy. Although I’ve never been to …

Mountain biking at Eno River State Park?

Over at the Raleigh News and Observer Joe Miller says a potential land acquisition at Eno River State Park in North Carolina *could* open new trails to mountain biking within the park. Mountain biking is addressed in the park’s draft General Management Plan which will be revised with public input over the next few years. …

Comment now to increase MTB opportunities in National Parks!

We just received this message from IMBA over the weekend: The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has proposed an important rule change that will make it easier for parks to open trails to mountain biking. IMBA urges mountain bikers to register comments in support of the new rule. We have been asking the NPS to …

One half of the 2009 IMBA Trail Crew

Meet Jason and Inga – they’re one of two IMBA Trail Crew teams that will be coming to a trail near you in 2009. Armed with a brand new Subaru and two Gary Fisher Roscoe mountain bikes, Jason and Inga will travel North America to lead trail work sessions, meet with land managers, and connect …

Helen, GA mountain biking report

This weekend I went up to Helen, GA to burn off some steam and check a couple trails off my wishlist and ended up having a great time despite the wintery conditions. I resolved to go riding Saturday and no matter the forecast – fortunately there was no rain in sight. Just before heading out …

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