All of the Epic Destinations We Wrote About in 2015 – In One Place

Upper Midwest

photo: John Fisch

This year John fled the Rockies destined for some Northwoods touring and although he did hit Marquette and the beloved Copper Harbor, John brought to light a handful of lesser-known, one-of-a-kind trails that, taken together, made for a solid Upper Midwest getaway. Between the Movil Maze trail (Bemidji, MN), Maple Hill (Hibbing, MN), and Winman Trail (Manitowash, WI), John discovered fast and flowy trail, pumptracks, jump lines, hucks, and a firm desire to return that he attributes to recent local diversity, some dedicated rider/builders, and a little love from IMBA’s Trail Care Crew. The Northwoods aren’t just for fishing and XC skiing anymore!

“While the common scenario is for Midwesterners to head for the Rockies or the desert Southwest, I, as a Coloradoan, had an equally satisfying time reversing the usual path and enjoying the variety my Midwestern brethren had laid out.” -John Fisch

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