Andrew Taylor set out on the ultimate mountain bike road trip adventure, seeking to ride in all 48 continental US states. Video camera in tow, Andrew showcases the incredible riding that can be found all over the USA. Singletracks will post regular updates from Andrew as he completes his trip!
My first stop in Georgia was meeting up with Jarrod Harris and Ray Yoder to ride out at the Blankets Creek mountain bike trails. After a solid afternoon out there, we made our way to Jarrods place. I had been looking forward to riding this spot for awhile and despite all the rain we got, it was good times with an awesome crew! Big thanks to Jarrod for making it happen!
The mountain biking scene in North Carolina is definitely one to check out. From Pisgah to Dupont Forest, you can find just about any type of riding terrain you’re looking for. Huge thanks to everyone that showed me an awesome time while in the area!
My first stop in South Carolina was to ride with Cat and Eric Owensby at Paris Mountain State Park. While waiting for them I ran into Erwin who joined us for a ride down the mountain. From there I made my way over to Clemson to meet up Eric Nielson from Southpaw Cycles at the Isaqueena trails. To round out my time in SC I made my way down to meet up with Ryan and Gage for a rip at SK8 Charleston.
From South Carolina, I made my way down into Florida for some warmer weather during the Holiday season. My first stop was out at Jonathan Dickinson where I met up with Tyler Hawes to ride the new jump line called Bunker Hill. From there Tyler and I spent some time on the water with his family before making my way through the Keys and Everglades for Christmas and New Years. On my way back North, I hit up the the pump track in Miami and then up and over to ride with some of the locals out at Markham Park. From there, I met up with Ryan McGary, Titus Nicholson and Chris Rizzon for a solid day out at Alafia and then ended my time in Florida at the Santos trails. Although Florida doesn’t have a ton of elevation it still blew my expectations out of the water and is definitely a spot to put on your mountain biking hit list!