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Blackcomb Helicopter wants to expand your bucket list


Blackcomb Helicopters wants to put you in those rad videos of lucky riders being dropped atop other-worldly peaks with 360-degree views and nothing but downhill craziness ahead.

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Top 5 mountain bike trails from around the world


Five best trails in the world? There’s certainly no right answer. But it’s a fun game to play. Watch this video and then tell us your top 5.

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Downieville Blackout: The night we spent in the Sierra unprepared


A sunset ride down Downieville’s Butcher Ranch trail quickly turns into a survival story with a night spent on the trail for this mountain biking pair.

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9 miles of Mills Peak singletrack trail completed


What started in 2007 as a dream to construct a 9-mile multi-use singletrack trail was realized when the final 1.7 miles of singletrack on Mills Peak Trail in Graeagle, California, was completed.

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How the Seattle area became a must-ride MTB locale


Once a veritable mountain biking wasteland, the Seattle-area has recently transformed into a must-hit riding destination. Here’s how it happened and what we can all learn from the experience.

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Bikepacking: Way more fun than expected


Combination of well-executed event, challenging but fun route, and lots of two-wheeled cameraderie adds up to three great days at the New Belgium Ramble Ride in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Snoqualmie Pass to open bike park in 2019


A new lift-assist mountain bike park will soon grace the slopes of Snoqualmie Pass, just an hour’s drive east of Seattle on I-90.

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Riding the 668-mile Oregon Timber Trail


The Oregon Timber Trail features four sections that cover 668 miles across the entire state. Mtbr contributor Sonya Looney headed to the Pacific Northwest to check it out.

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Downieville Downhill Now Boasts 7,000 Vertical Feet of Descending


After nearly a decade of work, this weekend marks the grand opening of nine new miles of bike-legal singletrack and 1,500 extra vertical feet of non-motorized descent.

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Danny MacAskill summits Mount Kilimanjaro


Africa seemed determined to push Danny MacAskill and his adventure partners to their limits. Click through to check out a video recap of this epic journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Photos: UCSC tanks artwork


To many mountain bikers who ride in Santa Cruz, there is a familiar and welcome sight on the trails as one rides by the U-Conn fire road connecting the Emma McCrary trail and Wilder State Park. Here is a gallery documenting the art of the UC Santa Cruz tanks.

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Trestle Bike Park: Going back to (MTB) school


Places such as the Trestle Bike Park can help develop skills in ways regular trail rides simply can’t — and they’re a ton of fun.

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Trestle Bike Park: Best in the USA?


The famed Trestle Bike Park has enough big boy lines to keep even the most accomplished freeride fanatics happy. But with 40+ miles of trails there is literally something for every rider type and skill level.

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Ultimate Gunnison-Crested Butte MTB (Long) Weekend


With upwards of 750 miles of amazing mountain biking trails in the greater Gunnison-Crested Butte area, you need a plan. Here’s our take on the ultimate Gunnison-Crested Butte mountain bike (long) weekend.

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Iconic Oregon Timber Trail ready to ride


The Oregon Timber Trail is a 668-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from the California border to the Columbia River Gorge that consists of more than 50-percent singletrack.

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Video: Making MTB magic in the Norwegian Fjords


On the surface a catalog shoot might sound like a boring affair. But not when it involves mountain bikes and some of the world’s most jaw dropping landscapes.

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Fat biking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding and a Nordic center with dozens of miles of cross-country ski trails, Marquette features an extensive network of fat bike-specific trails surrounding the city.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series heads to Colorado


Check out the latest video from the Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from just outside Lyons, Colorado, on Hall Ranch’s Bitterbrush Trail.

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Alpine Adventuring in Northern Italy on a Norco


It was late October when Thomas “der Professor” Schmitt decided to fit in one last adventure before winter hit the Alps. But Mother Nature had other plans, covering the Dolomites in heavy snowfall the night before the trip.

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Geoff Gulevich in Gullyver’s Travels: Episode One


Check out the latest from Geoff Gulevich in a new web video series dubbed Gullyver’s Travels. In episode No. 1 Gully does France with Rocky Mountain teammate Tito Tomasi.

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Meet one of America’s richest (and forward thinking) mountain bikers


Walmart heir Tom Walton is helping turn Northwest Arkansas into riding Mecca, and a great place to live.

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Crossing Colorado by mountain bike


Pro XC racer Russell Finsterwald takes on the 486-mile Colorado Trail, which connects the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver with Durango is the southwest corner of the state. Its highest point is 13,271 feet above sea level, and most of the trail is above 10,000 feet.

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Video: Riding in Fruita seen from the air


Most mountain bikers have at least heard of Fruita. The small agricultural town on Colorado’s Western Slope has earned MTB Mecca status for its pair of amazing trail networks. Check out this bird’s eye view to up the stoke even more.

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The first Trek to reach the South Pole


Adventurer Eric Larsen goes fat biking in one of the world’s most unforgiving climates.

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Does Copper Harbor have the best riding in the midwest?


Michigan’s Copper Harbor was once home to booming mining and logging industries. These days, the community has reinvented itself as a mountain bike destination.

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