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Top 5 reasons you need to ride Crested Butte


With 750 miles of singletrack, the Outerbike consumer demo event, Evolution Bike Park, and more, Crested Butte is a must-hit destination for any self-respecting mountain biker.

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Lost & Found – Hidden Treasure in the Lost Sierra


In California’s Northern Sierra Nevada, between Downieville and Sierra City, the area’s mining history contributed to a network of trails that faded away with the Gold Rush.

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Demos galore at Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest


Blessed with dry weather, the annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest was showing off some new wrinkles this weekend at Duthie Hill Park east of Seattle.

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Bringing the Mountain Bike Experience to Women, Moab Style


7 riders and 4 coaches visit Moab Utah for a weekend of camping and mountain biking!

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Mammoth Mountain and Snow Summit Bike Parks in CA to open May 26th


Summer shred is upon us; Mammoth Mountain & Snow Summit open this Friday, May 26

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MTB trail volunteers awarded $264,000


Project selections for 2018 National Forest Trail Stewardship Grant Program have been announced, and IMBA has recognized 23 of the 42 selections as trails that enhance places to ride.

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How to find new trails to ride


No matter how long you’ve been riding at some point you will (or at least should) go in search of new trails. But what’s the best way to find them?

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17-mile MTB trail network opens near Seattle


Seattle’s mountain bike juggernaut will get another steroid shot when a 17-mile trail bonanza officially opens May 19 at Raging River, a half-hour drive east of downtown.

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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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