Itusi Trail at Lake Norman State Park

Leah and I drove out to Lake Norman State Park just outside Statesville, NC on Saturday to check out the mountain bike trails there. The Itusi trails had been on Leah’s singletracks wishlist for some time and we decided driving up to Blacksburg or Damascus would just be too far for the day. The forecast …

Mountain biking in Albuquerque

Paul and I decided to hit the Elena Gallegos mountain bike trail in Albuquerque since it came highly recommended from my buddy Mark Kittelson. After calling 5 or 6 bike shops in town, I found the one place that rented bikes: Northeast Cyclery. In fact, only one location of Northeast Cyclery rented bikes for $25 …

NC Triangle (Locals Only)

I recently gave a presentation for the outdoor club at school about mountain biking trails in the triangle and I thought I would share it here in the form of an article. You can also download the Powerpoint file here if you’re interested, but I gotta warn you that alot of the information is specifically …

from log pyramids to teeter-totters

i rode at lake crabtree recently and just like most other trail networks in town, the simplicity of the trails there have urged local riders to create man-made obstacles to make the trails more “interesting” (or some would argue that “challenging” or “life-threatening” may be better adjectives). apparently, the novelty of the standard log pyramid …

Buffalo Creek: Shhhh! (It’s a secret)

When I first moved out to Colorado Springs I was stoked to check out the biking scene and find out why people get so excited about mountain biking in the west. Within my first few days in town I tried riding at the US Air Force Academy (too technical/sandy) and at Rampart Reservoir (too little …

mountain biking in roanoke, va

longing for some real “mountain” biking, we decided to check out the trails in roanoke, va, supposedly nicknamed “the colorado springs of the east.” we got a 7am start and including breakfast in hillsborough, made it to downtown roanoke a little after 10am. we drove down the streets of downtown to find the visitor center, …

Tons of Trails in Colorado Springs

It’s been a while since I wrote an article for the site, but if you’ve been keeping up, you’ve noticed a number of fairly significant changes. We’ve added a ton of new features, overhauled our database and trail information pages, and we’ve simplified our offerings to focus just on mountain biking trails, because everyone needs …

Tsali is the Place to Ride

The Tsali Recreation area is legendary among mountain bikers across the country. Well, legendary in the sense that there is a mountain bike named after if (The Litespeed Tsali). But beyond the 40 miles or so of singletrack located on Fontana Lake in western North Carolina, there are several other scenic gut busting rides that …

East Side vs. West Side

When I first moved from the east coast to Colorado, I noticed that what we called mountain biking back east is much different than what people call mountain biking in the west. To that end, I’ve decided to concentrate on discussing some differences in trail types from a regional perspective. Specifically, I’ll compare biking on …

Hidden Gems Found in Augusta, GA

In the hot and humid armpit of southeastern Georgia, an unexpected mountain biking “Mecca” of sorts awaits adventurous riders of all skill levels. With over 50 miles of tight, twisting singletrack within a 45-minute drive from Augusta, the Sumter National Forest offers a great place for an adventurous mountain biking road trip. While most of …