Friday Finish Line: Mountain Biking Highlights of the Week

Photo: BC Bike Race
Photo: BC Bike Race

Congratulations, you’ve made it through a long, long week of work! You’ve slaved away for the man, working to put food on the table and keep the lights on, and now finally–finally!–you’ll get to enjoy some much-needed time in the woods, shredding on a pair of knobbies this weekend. You’ve reached the finish line of the work week, and now it’s time to toe the starting line and pedal away from the trailhead into unadulterated singletrack bliss!

Welcome to a new weekly Singletracks feature: the “Friday Finish Line.”

To get you stoked for the upcoming weekend shred, every Friday we’ll be rounding up the best MTB content of the week. This will likely include the most popular videos, photos, and articles that Singletracks shared, popular trails, active forum threads, hot news… you name it, you’ll find it here.

This is your ultimate Spark Notes cheat sheet to this week in mountain biking:

Photo of the Week

Photo: Erik Proano
Photo: Erik Proano

The top Singletracks POD of the past 7 days was hands-down this POV shot from Erik Proano. With over 1,500 likes on Facebook, I’m pretty sure everybody wishes they were behind these bars right now finishing up the epic Porcupine Rim descent in Moab!

Most Active Forum Thread

Buying a mountain bike on credit is a controversial topic, as evidenced by this very active forum thread. Check it out, and add your two cents to the conversation!

Juiciest News

This week has actually been relatively quiet on the MTB news front as everybody focuses on getting their powder shred on, but toward the end of last week a ton of world cup team changes made the proverbial phone lines hum:

Trail of the Week

photo: jbond352
photo: jbond352

The Santos Trail System in Florida is home to some 85+ miles of singletrack, and best of all–it’s rideable all year long! Apparently mountain bikers around the country are itching to get away from the snow, as Santos was the most popular trail page in our database this week.

Win Some Gear!


Singletracks just launched an essay contest this week called #trailtales. Sharpen your quill or dust off your keyboard–if you write your story down, you could win some sick gear! Full deets here:

Most Popular Article


John Fisch’s “10 of the Best MTB Trails You’ve Never Heard Of” was our #1 article this week, with great trail selections from across the country. Check it out:

Video of the Week

Bas Keep’s video “Walls” was the number one internet-breaking bike video of the week. While yes, we know this isn’t technically mountain biking, the absolutely next-level riding and ingenious creativity found in this vid will inspire anyone who enjoys riding a bike… or sports in general. If you missed it, you need to give it a watch now!

Your Turn: What else would you like to see in future editions of the Friday Finish Line? Let us know in the comments below!

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