Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations East of the Rockies

Duluth, Minnesota

Photo: Dylan Thomas
Photo: Dylan Thomas

Duluth, Minnesota is in the midst of a mountain biking renaissance, with new trails being built left and right, and the Duluth Traverse coming closer to reality every day. When complete, the Duluth Traverse will be an all-singletrack ride across the ridge above the 26-mile-wide town of Duluth, and will wind a circuitous 100+ miles.

Duluth is also home to the only lift-served downhill mountain biking in the Midwest, found at Spirit Mountain, and some of the first lift-served downhill fat biking in the nation.

Other must-ride trails include Piedmont, Mission Creek, and Brewer Park.

After the ride, be sure to check out one (or more) of the 10 local breweries, which make up the Duluth Beer Trail.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite eastern mountain bike destination? Sound off in the comments section below!

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