Mountain biking Macon

On my way down to the Ocala Spring Break Fat Tire Festival I stopped off in Macon to ride a couple of the local trails. Despite its location smack in the middle of the state, Macon actually has a fairly diverse mountain bike scene spread across 5 main trail areas. The first trail I rode …

10 great MTB trails in South Africa

If you’re tired of the same old mountain bike trails on your continent, why not head south – waaaay south – to South Africa where the MTB scene is really heating up. Over on iAfrica.com they have a good article detailing 10 of the best mountain bike trails in South Africa including the “Wild Coast” …

Mountain Bike Only “ski resort” in New Hampshire

While many east coast ski areas are adding mountain bike trails to attract summer guests, Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire is a ski mountain that is strictly for mountain bikes. No one has skied at Highland for 12 years so this mostly abandoned resort was recently made over into a mountain bike destination …

Weekend Ride Report: Sumter National Forest

24 miles of singletrack. In February. In shorts. That pretty much sums up the incredible Saturday mudhunny and I had in Sumter National Forest outside Augusta, GA. We parked at the newly constructed trailhead parking area just off Key Road and crossed to the other side of the paved road to ride the Wine Creek …

Dauset Trails Ride Report

This weekend I got a chance to check out the Dauset trails south of Atlanta and I think I’m impressed. I mean, just looking at the stats – ~17 miles of wooded singletrack, no trail usage fees, and within 1 hour of Atlanta–this trail system should be incredible. Based on my ride Saturday, it nearly …

Stonewall Falls Ride Report

So I have this New Year’s tradition that I started four years ago and haven’t kept since: A New Year’s day mountain bike ride. Yesterday that tradition was revived at the Stonewall Falls Loop in Rabun County, Georgia and it was incredible! Despite a cold forecast of wind and freezing temps mudhunny and I got …

Liberty University to develop mountain bike trails

How do you convince intelligent, fun-loving high school seniors to apply to your conservative Christian university near Lynchburg, VA? You build some gnarly mountain bike trails on campus, of course! At least that’s the plan for Liberty University, founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell, in developing university-owned Liberty Mountain. According to a New York Times article …

No such thing as a Free Lunch – until now!

steve32300 recently posted about a new mountain bike trail in Fruita called Free Lunch and I’ve just received more dirt via IMBA and the BLM. Apparently the trail is the first purpose-built downhill mountain bike trail ever on BLM land and from what I’ve read, it’s pretty gnarly indeed. While Free Lunch is only 1.1 …

Wal-Mart bike trail extension proposed

Okay, so that’s not the official name of the trail – but development of the Slaughter Pen Hollow Mountain Bike Trail in north Bentonville, Arkansas is being driven by some heavy hitters, including Tom Walton, grandson of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Although I’ve never ridden the trail I *think* it may be listed here on …

Ride Report: Raccoon Mountain, Tennessee

When mudhunny and I left Colorado just over three years ago we knew our opportunities for riding incredible mountain bike trails were limited. Since that time we’ve ridden some good trails but none of the east coast rides really stood out – until now. Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, TN has that special mix of fast …

Connecting Hall Ranch and Heil Valley Ranch

Employees from 3 outdoor companies are set to work on a new trail in Boulder County, CO tomorrow to connect trails at Hall Ranch and Heil Valley Ranch. Timberland, Go Lite, and Smart Wool are supporting the project and more than 100 volunteers are expected to help construct almost a mile of the planned 5-mile …