Mountain bike trails.

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 …

Epic Ride Report: Grande Route of Historical Villages, Portugal

I just came across a great ride report on the Grande Route of Historical Villages in Portugal over at Go Nomad. The 335 mile bike route was laid out in 2000 and it winds its way through historical villages in Central Portugal. The author rode the route this past summer in 100+ degree temperatures but …

A frozen Moab?

I never would have thought that November would be ideal mountain biking weather in Alaska but apparently it is. Since much of the Alaskan wilderness is a swampy bog during the short summer it takes the cold fall weather to freeze the mud, making certain trails passable again. The Anchorage Daily News has a pretty …

Best trail in the world

I recently found a mountain bike blog called Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Holidays and they’ve posted some good stuff recently. The first post I really enjoyed was about Bikes Without Borders, a non-profit organization that the Sacred Rides guys started to bring refurbished bikes to impoverished areas around the world. Recently the guys brought some …

New mountain bike trails in Cleveland

Although mountain bikers have been riding the trails in Cleveland Metroparks’ Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Heights for years, it was never officially sanctioned: until now. Last month Cleveland Area Mountain Bikers Association (CAMBA) opened 2 miles of singletrack for mountain bikers as part of a pilot project to get even more bike …

Big South Fork mountain bike trail a success

The National Park Service has given the thumbs up after a year-long trial project allowing mountain bikes in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Mountain bikes were allowed on the Grand Gap Loop Trail through a shared use plan (no bikes on weekends) and during this period there were no complaints from …

End Singletrack Prohibition: Donate to the IMBA Legal Fund

Recent IMBA release: Can you believe mountain bikers are still treated as second-class citizens? First, we were accused of speeding erosion. Then, we were labeled a “dangerous menace” and kept at bay under the guise of liability concerns. IMBA has dispelled false allegations, developed risk management tools and reopened trails-but a new danger looms. Now, …

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