A special trail for the 4th of July

July 6th, 2020

As we all take a few minutes to celebrate the 4th of July during a year when many people haven’t had many things to celebrate, here is a great trail for you to enjoy! Located a few minutes east of Coeur d’Alene, the Fourth of July Pass trails offer 13 miles for the intermediate rider.

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Tour de Sih Hasin

June 26th, 2020

The Navajo Nation and the Indian Wells community established the Tour de Sih Hasin bike ride back in 2012. While the 8th annual Tour is scheduled for July we are still waiting final word given the latest uptick in COVID-19 infections. Hopefully, all will be well and registration will open soon. So whether you’re an avid cyclist, mountain bike rider, or just an ethusiast, Tour de Sih Hasin will be the ride of your life. Come experience the amazing Dine’ Bikeyah and choose a variety of rez routes along the 300 miles challenge.

Enjoying the land in an around the Navajo Nation
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Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival

June 23rd, 2020

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 they have rescheduled the 2020 Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival to Saturday July 25th – Sunday July 26th.

They are still revising the pre-registration options (and refunds for those that prefer to go that route) recognizing this event will be subject to various public health measures regarding masks and social distancing. Given the latest uptick in COVID-19 cases cancellation is still possible due to state, county, and any other guidelines that may be mandated. We’ll have updates on that soon, but in the meantime, please mark your calendar!

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Chutes and Ladders – Trail of the Month

June 23rd, 2020

About 15 miles from Grand Junction Colorado is the small town of Fruita and the Chutes and Ladders Trail.

San Diego Mountain Biking

May 16th, 2019

The mountain biking in San Diego varies from gentle beach cruises to rugged mountain climbs. But no matter where you ride, there is a sensory onslaught: the sharp tang of sea air, the warm gust of an afternoon breeze, the jitter and bump of a rocky singletrack, the nurturing patter of a mountain waterfall, the refreshing spatter of mud after tearing through a puddle. San Diego is alive like that, a rich, vibrant land that fairly begs to be experienced.

Don’t forget to check out YouTube to see if anyone has posted any videos of the trails you are interested in. More often people are using something like an extreme sport camera and their $20 handlebar/seat mount kit to create videos like the one below to capture their experience on the trail.

Riders searching for the most challenging San Diego riding experience will want to head inland, using the convenience of Highway 15 or Interstate 8 to reach the mountain trails of the Cleveland National Forest. The trails are well maintained, and well marked, and riders new to the area will be surprised how alpine San Diego can truly be.

Riders who don’t have the time for a drive inland, or who prefer a more coastal riding experience, will revel in the countless public parks and local riding trails. For all its urban accouterments, San Diego has open space galore along the coast. A great ride is never far from your hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

Explore Franklin Mountains State Park

February 11th, 2012

Inside the city limits of El Paso sits the largest urban park in the country, Franklin Mountains State Park. Compared to Central Park’s 843 acres in New York City, Franklin Mountains State Park is mammoth in size, stretching across 24,000 acres of beautifully rugged terrain. At this popular state park, you can find abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, and a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

This West Texas state park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Here, you will find over 100 miles of hiking trails that intertwine around the park. The trails are just as well suited for a rugged back country adventure as they are for a short hike with the kids. Many of the trails at the park are designated for mountain biking, giving biking adventurists with ample opportunity to explore the wilderness on two wheels. Visitors to Franklin Mountains State Park also enjoy rock climbing at Sneed’s Corey on the northeastern section of the park and McKelligon Canyon. Throughout the park, at its many picnic areas, along the trails, and at marked areas along the roads, you will find amazing sightseeing opportunities and scenic overlooks.
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Sanibel: A Destination for Bicyclists

October 12th, 2011

Tucked along Florida’s southwest coast is a virtual mecca for bicycle enthusiasts. On a barrier island west of Fort Myers lies Sanibel Island, a 12-mile-long island destination for nature and bicycle lovers.

While drivers in Florida beach towns are used to braking for swimsuit-clad pedestrians roaming the streets, on Sanibel Island it seems the bicyclists easily outnumber foot travelers. Like the postman who makes his rounds in rain, wind or sleet, you can find a bicyclist on the trails well after sunset or in a downpour, clad with a poncho. You may prefer to bring your own bike, but there’s really no need. There are plenty of bicycle shops which rent to island guests.
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A Moutain Bike Park in Orlando?

January 29th, 2011

After many years, wasted land that was formerly a decommissioned Navy base will soon become Orlando’s first mountain bike park.

Hidden a few blocks north of Colonial Drive near downtown, the partially wooded property used to be home to warehouses and a dry-cleaning facility for the Orlando Naval Training Center. The husks of those buildings remain, but to the numerous mountain bike enthusiasts, the site couldn’t be better.
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Google Bike Maps

March 10th, 2010

While we haven’t quite gotten to the point of including mountain bike trails Google did just launch bicycle directions for Google Maps. This will make it easier for cyclists to plan routes in 150 U.S. cities including Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, DC. You can use Google Maps to find cycling-specific directions in urban areas, and by default Google Maps will plan your route to avoid steep hills whenever possible. The new maps feature can also be used as a map layer to get an overall sense of cycling accessibility in a particular city.
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Mountain Biking in Florida

February 5th, 2010

From Key West and Miami up through North Florida, the state is a bicyclist’s paradise, offering entry to some of the state’s best-kept secrets. Inviting weather year-round, unique wildlife, breathtaking coastal vistas, lush natural areas, and quaint downtowns and small towns can all be found on the paved and off-road trails described in this brochure. Leisurely rides through sandhill communities offer glimpses of wildlife such as gopher tortoises, white-tailed deer and red-cockaded woodpeckers. Two-wheel excursions along the coast and Florida bays may give rise to brown-headed pelican, dolphin or blue heron sightings. Cruise along Florida’s historic rivers, visit pre-Civil War forts and bubbling natural springs. So check the tire pressure, strap on your helmet, fi ll the water bottle, scan the sky and prepare to Bike Florida; where southern charm, sweet iced-tea and smiles await you.