Archive for the ‘Trails’ Category

A special trail for the 4th of July Monday, 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.

Chutes and Ladders – Trail of the Month Tuesday, 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 Thursday, 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. (more…)

Seattle Mountain Bike Trails Thursday, November 5th, 2009

One of the best ways to experience the outdoors and arguably one of the funnest things to do in Seattle is to go mountain biking. One of the reasons mountain biking is so great is because it is so accessible. There are numerous trails that are suitable for all types of skill levels. I mean, with the Olympics on one side and the Cascades on the other, the hard part can be actually picking one to ride.

There are many websites out there that can give you a good idea on where to go for some good mountain biking trails, but if you’re interested in some ideas for some good trails right away, you can check out the following (most of these are within 20 minutes of Seattle):


Cool Las Vegas Bike Trails Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Urban Mountain Bike Trail has no signs, no restrooms, no parking and no water fountains. Bikers come to this fifteen acre trail because of the natural wash of rolling sandstone and that the elevation makes for some spectacular rises and fast fall-aways. If you need to park there is parking available only at the neighborhood shopping centers surrounding the trail. You will ride at your own risk, so be careful.

The next bike trail is located in a great place to overlook Las Vegas.  The Red Rock Canyon is 42 miles and has single tracks and a stunning scenery to look at while biking. The trails are very smooth and it does have some difficulty places, but you can always make the most of it and enjoy a great trip. You will pass by the Cottonwood Valley and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The trail usually takes two days and the trail is even called the Mustang Trail more places you will see along the trail are the Keystone Thrust Fault, the Black velvet Cliffs and the Fossil Ridge. Take a vacation and travel the Red Rock Canyon Trail. (more…)