Travel Reviews and News


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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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series takes on Gravitron

Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Lithia, Florida, just outside Tampa Bay. In this episode the ride zone is Gravitron, a newer trail located at Alafia River State Park.

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3 things to do in Squamish, BC

Whistler offers the best lift access trails in the world, but the little-known riding areas beyond the park are equally incredible.

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ASS Does Downieville: Another classic Classic weekend

Log pulls, river jumps, drunk people, crud games — and a little bike racing, too. It’s all part of what makes the Downieville Classic a true classic.

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ASS Does Downieville: Don’t Get Hurt. Or Lost.

The bike road trip season opened last weekend in Downieville, CA. It is filled with fun, adventure and danger so be careful out there.

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BC Bike Race Diary: Racing and luck, bad luck

Read the second installment of this race diary from our friend, Alex Kramer as he races the BC Bike Race for the first time. Sometimes, the best laid plans…

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BC Bike Race Diary: Better than a midlife crisis!

Turning 40 — and racing the BC Bike Race on a Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt. What better way to stave off a midlife crisis.

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ASS Does Downieville: Earning good karma points

Helping out stranded vacationers and giving back to the trails are the latest adventures for everybody’s favorite angry singlespeeder.

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Crested Butte Chronicles: Best time of year to be here

if you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to come ride in Crested Butte, this week is about as good as it gets. The trails are primo, Evolution Bike Park is open, and it’s Bike Week!

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ASS Does Downieville: Will MTB Mecca exist in 20 years?

Disappearance of jobs in both the mining and logging industries creating challenges that keep this historic mountain hamlet (and mountain bike paradise) from returning to its former glory as an economically flourishing community.

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Coldwater Mountain Anniston, Alabama trail report

Fanning out from two main trailheads, 25 miles of trail traverse the rocky hillsides above Anniston with the most accessible terrain being the easiest, and the furthest away offering more technical challenge and exposure.

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Las Vegas, Nevada trail report

Believe it or not, there is a host of great riding just outside Las Vegas. Here we highlight two of the best zones: Bootleg Canyon and Red Rock Canyon.

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ASS Does Downieville: Back for another summer

The lure of the Lost Sierra couldn’t keep the ASS away, so he’s back for more. This week we hear about trail conditions, old mine shafts, and rallying beater cars off cliffs. Buckle up.

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Stokesville, Virginia trail report

Arguably one of the the best East Coast riding locales many people have never heard of.

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Interview: Yuri Hauswald talks racing, hydration and more

Yuri Hauswald knows how to go long. Whether it’s 24-hour racing, epic gravel grinders, or cross-country stage racing, the California resident has a penchant for logging major miles — and doing it at the front of the pack.

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Suit to shred – mountain biking in Northern Arkansas

In the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas are 200 miles of mountain biking trails, ready for visitors to come and shred.

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Trail Report: Fast times in Hot Springs, Arkansas

With three IMBA Epics, and lots of elegant 19th century charm, this area belongs on your mountain biking bucket list.

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Chasing Epic mountain bike adventures schedule launched

New mountain bike adventure travel company specializing in all-inclusive, guided trips in western United States taking clients to Crested Butte, Sedona, Durango, Fruita and more.

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Riding the magical Colorado Trail

Completed in 1987, and connecting Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail is 486 miles long and passes through eight mountain ranges. This trail provides some of the best access to the finest alpine singletrack.

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Destination Patagonia: The journey and the vehicles

The journey to Coyhaique, Chile was interesting indeed. And when we got there, the first thing we noticed was the gallery of awesome vehicles that were ideally suited for the terrain and the outdoor lifestyle.

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10 amazing places to ride fat bikes in winter

While the bike industry was quick to jump on the fat bike trend, it has taken the resort world a little longer to catch up. Many have figured it out, though, offering miles of fat bike smiles. Here are some of the best big wheeled wintertime locales in North America.

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Opposites Attract: Neko & Erin’s N.C. Ride Camp Adventure

Although they specialize in nearly polar opposite competitive disciplines, riders Neko Mulally (Gstaad-SCOTT) and Erin Huck (SCOTT-3Rox) met up for four days of riding outside of Asheville, North Carolina in early December. Find out what they learned about racing bikes — and life.

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