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!
Since they call Montana Big Sky Country, that means a real big edit was in order. From meeting up with Robert and Rosie in Hamilton, to getting my RV outfitted with new Mazama Open Range tires from Les Schwab, mountain biking Discovery, Whitefish and Big Sky bike parks, and then finally ending it with a weekend on Flathead Lake, this has been my favorite State so far! Thanks to Robert and Rosie Ramsey, Taylor Alastra and the whole Cleveland family for making it such an awesome time in Montana!
Sometimes having little to no plan can be the best. I rolled into North Dakota only knowing a couple of guys who reached out to me online at the start of my trip. I’m super thankful Jesse Erhardt and Collin Kemmesat hit me and were willing to give me a proper tour of the area they call home. After a solid ride with Jesse out at the Harmon Lake trails we met up with his buddy Collin Kemmesat for some more good times! Thanks for showing me such an awesome time boys!
If you find yourself in the Bismarck area definitely check out the Harmon Lake trails along with the 701 bike shop and the Pioneer Trails right next to that.
I didn’t have much planned as I headed East from North Dakota into Minnesota but luckily as I was leaving ND, Collin put me in touch with some guys up in the Duluth area. I rolled into town I met up with Jake from Day Tripper of Duluth and he met me out at the Pioneer Trails for a ride above the city. From there I made my way down to the Cottage Grove bike park to end it off with Cole Speer and Nick Fillipi.
Check out www.daytripperofduluth.com for a great guided experience.
Stay tuned for more!