Mountain bike trails.

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 …

Northstar set to open for mountain biking June 20

Good news for downhill riders: Northstar at Tahoe resort will be officially opening the lifts to mountain bikes next Friday, June 20. Tickets are $29 a day for adults and you can get a season pass for $229. Riders in Colorado face a bit more uncertainty about lift serviced downhill this year. Just this week …

The best urban mountain bike trail systems in the US

I read an article earlier this week that mentioned Blue Ride Outdoors named James River Park one of the best urban MTB trail systems in the Southeast and it got me thinking: Where do other urban mountain bike trail systems exist in the US? It turns out the New York Times wrote about urban mountain …

IMBA Epics: How many have you ridden?

After reading about the Muddy Spokes club in Georgia it got me to thinking: Has anyone ridden all (48 and counting) of the IMBA Epic trails? I checked the list and I’ve only ridden 7 so far but that means there are at least 41 more amazing trails to ride before I die 😉 Riding …

Epic Alabama mountain bike trail in the making

I’ve had the Oak Mountain State forest / BUMP trail near Birmingham, AL on my wishlist for quite a while now but after reading this I’m not sure how much longer I can wait to ride there! This past weekend the 14th annual Bump and Grind mountain bike race was held at the trails with …