We’re deep into summer now. From high elevation to low, trails across the country should be dry if not downright dusty at this point. Or, maybe you’ve got some rolling afternoon monsoons keeping the dirt moist and the smokey air at bay. We’d prefer the latter.
Our July Singletracks feature recap includes an intro to bikerafting, the niche subcategory of bikepacking that adds an inflatable raft to the mix, a travel essay on mountain biking in Ecuador, why the state of Wyoming is considering mountain bike user fees, and an essay on riding and roaming in Scotland via mountain bike.
Check out this month’s best reads if you missed anything and then get back out there on the trails.
Bikerafting combines biking and rafting, using an ultra-lightweight and packable raft. Kevin fills us in on the basics for getting started.
The trail etiquette signs placed around Breckenridge, Colorado stand out thanks to original artwork commissioned by the town’s park and open space department.
Mountain biking in Ecuador opens up a whole new world, and a new perspective to go along with it.
In Wyoming, officials at the Office of Outdoor Recreation are testing the waters of implementing new user fees targeting mountain bikers to fund essential trail work.
Bothies and the right to responsible access make Scotland a wonderful place to ride mountain bikes.
You may not know what a grade reversal is, but you’ve likely ridden across hundreds of them. Find out why they’re such an important part of trail building.
The singletrack mountain bike trails in Eastern Tennessee offer something for everyone.
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