Mountain bike trails.

MTB: in the Grand Canyon?

If you haven’t heard, there are some guys that are attempting to ride their mountain bikes from Alaska to the tip of South America and according to the blog they’re down in Arizona taking a break as we speak. Calling this an epic ride is a a bit of an understatement and they’ve certainly had …

The Fruita of the Front Range … In Pueblo?

The Colorado Spring Gazette had a great article two weeks ago about the South Shore mountain bike trails down in Pueblo, Colorado. The trails are being compared to Fruita and apparently alot of Front Range riders are flocking to take advantage of the 48 miles of dry trails this winter. JJonas went down there recently …

Epic ride: What happened to Gabi?

“I don’t care. Whatever you guys want to do.‚” Joey took off his helmet and ran his fingers through his long, curly hair. “If you guys want to go on, Joey and I will just go back to the car and wait,” said Uri, the youngest of our group. “Ok. That’s cool. We shouldn’t be …

Top 10 mountain bike trails

I’ve ridden a few mountain bike trails over the years (129 trails over 13 years to be exact) and in that time I’ve formed an opinion or two about what makes a good MTB trail. Spectacular scenery, fast descents, great flow, and challenging terrain are just a few of the factors that make a mountain …

Guide to building better MTB trails

For most of us mountain bike trails just seem to exist. It’s not that we’re lazy or ungrateful, it’s just that we don’t put much thought into the sacrifices that are often made to build a world-class mountain bike trail. Beyond the physical work that goes into building a great trail system the political, social, …

Spring is great time for GPS mapping bike trails

Spring is in the air here this week and I’ve been having great luck mapping some of the local mountain bike trails with my GPS (Lake Crabtree, Harris Lake, and Southern Village all in the last 5 days). This really is the best time of year to get out and map the trails with your …

Riding on wet trails is tempting – but unsweet

It happens to everyone at least a couple times a year – you plan a gnarly mountain biking trip for weeks and on the day of your ride, it rains. Or even worse, it rains hard the night before your ride and is sunny the next day – but the trails are too wet to …

Alot of mountain bike trails stink

I was reading an article recently about a former landfill in New Zealand that was being developed into a park with mountain bike trails and I realized something: alot of mountain bike trails are in crappy locations (sometimes literally). Essentially it seems like mountain bike trails are often allowed on land that no one really …

This just in: mountain bikers more lazy than not

The BBC reports the Tweed Valley in Scotland could be developed into a killer mountain biking destination, provided adequate chairlifts are installed. Currently about 8,000 mountain bikers ride in Innerleithen but officials predict more than 25,000 mountain bikers might come if a chairlift were installed. So let me get this straight: there are about 8,000 …

Ice bike racing

Graham Tracey had a great post on his blog about ice bike racing and how lazy alot of us mountain bikers become in the winter. (by the way, Graham’s blog, Go Clipless, is really great – check it out if you haven’t seen it yet). In the south you always hear rumors of people “somewhere” …

Mountain bike trail video profiles

Dauw had the great suggestion to add helmet-cam videos to singletracks trail listings and the idea was something we had considered for quite some time. In fact, you can read about my attempts at creating my own mountain bike helmet-cam videos on this very blog. There are, however, plenty of people who have mastered the …

Chicopee Woods expanding

The Chicopee Woods Trail System near Gainesville, GA received a total of more than $125K to expand and improve the mountain bike trails in the park. SORBA plans to expand the area trails from about 15 miles to more than 22 miles in the coming months. Score one for mountain bikers!