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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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Trail Report: Riding Indiana’s Brown County State Park

In an effort to boost visitation, Indiana State Parks is developing high quality mountain bike’centric trail systems. Brown County is one of the Hoosier state’s best MTB destinations.

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ASS Does Downieville: Calling it a Season

The ASS signs off from his summer in Downieville, but he’s already looking forward to 2016.

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Video: Ethiopia Epic

Ethiopia has really big mountains. So it must have really great mountain biking, right? No one really knew, because no one had ever really brought mountain bikes into Ethiopia’s Simian highlands.

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Trail Report: Marquette, Michigan’s North and South Trails

Nestled on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest city on Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula is a true year round mountain biking playground.

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BLM embracing mountain biking in whole new way

The Bureau of Land Management’s website has roughly 90,000 pages, but until recently none of them were dedicated to mountain biking. That changed last weekend. Find out how.

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Trail Report: Cable, Wisconsin

Known for its extensive mountain bike history, the Cable, Wisconsin, area is home to one of the oldest mountain bike events in the Midwest — and some of the best trails you’ll find anywhere. Come on along for a ride.

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Riding Crested Butte’s famed Pearl Pass Tour

The 39th annual (yes, 39th) Pearl Pass Tour is set to roll out of Crested Butte, Colorado, on September 12th — or September 11th if you prefer to do it on a klunker. Read our author’s painful first-person account to find out what this historic event is really like.

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Lost in the backcountry: Passing the point of no return

Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to getting lost. But after emerging from a drainage after four hard fought hours of bush whacking with his bike, our author wondered if it was time to recalibrate that point.

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Trail Report: Salida, Colorado

Situated in central Colorado, Salida and the surrounding area has a thriving tourist economy, with activities ranging from fly-fishing and peak bagging, to rafting and biking. It’s a true outdoor enthusiast’s playground — especially if you ride a mountain bike.

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ASS Does Downieville: Almost doored by a Ford

Come along for the ride as The Angry Singlespeeder looks back at the 20th annual Downieville Classic weekend.

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Trail Report: Winter Park – aka Mountain Bike Capital USA

It’s a bold declaration to dub any locale “Mountain Bike Capital USA.” But the Winter Park-Fraser Valley area can at least make a compelling argument for use of the trademarked name that’s prominent in various marketing material.

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The Whistler Experience Part 2: Kids, cross-country and the best places to relax

Find out how the kids of Whistler are driving the cycling industry to innovate, and why parents are following their children’s lead, and learning how to shred.

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The Whistler Experience Part 1: Not all big hucks, bro-brah, flat brims and Red Bull

Whistler will always be best known for its world famous bike park and mega-events such as Crankwork. But this B.C. mountain biking wonderland is also a great place for any skill-level rider to enjoy two-wheeled bliss.

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ASS Does Downieville: A trifecta of debauchery

Booze, guns, kids, trail building, and the legend of Stinky Larry highlight this week’s Angry Singlespeeder dispatch from up in the hills around Downieville.

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ASS Does Downieville: More to Downieville than Butcher and Pauley

Downieville Classic downhill and cross-country routes barely scratch surface of region’s expansive ride opportunities.

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ASS Does Downieville: Broken bars, busted wheels, bruised egos

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer home to report on a weekend filled with wrecked equipment, stitches, and a big fall off a steep cliff.

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Trail Report: Oakridge, Oregon

From fast and flowy, to techy and tough, Oakridge, Oregon has it all. Here’s an extensive guide to the best trails, events, food and lodging the area has to offer.

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ASS Does Downieville: Bear chasing and more from MTB Mecca

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt in Downieville, California, with tales of bears, rampage and romance.

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Rider Diary: Sonya Looney’s Alpac Attack adventure part 2

Part two – Long distance race specialist Sonya Looney takes off to Argentina in search of adventure. She found flat roads, stiff headwinds and road racing tactics.

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Rider Diary: Sonya Looney’s Alpac Attack adventure

Long distance race specialist Sonya Looney takes off to Argentina in search of adventure. She found flat roads, stiff headwinds and road racing tactics.

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ASS Does Downieville: The rider who cried wolf

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt with a message about accident reporting protocol. He also rode his bike a lot.

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