California Trails

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Fresh Tracks: Tish Tang Ridge

We headed north the day after our ride at Paradise Royal to check out the Tish Tang trail. Located approximately an hour east of Arcata, Tish Tang is a Humboldt County trail destination featuring a shuttle friendly descent that had us covered in huge grins. We haven’t spent much time riding trails in the Humboldt […]

03.09.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Fresh Tracks: Paradise Royale

We’ve wanted to check out the Paradise Royale Trail System since we heard about it a few years ago. Built by the BLM and IMBA after a number of trails in the King Range area were rendered unrideable, (due to the Wilderness bill) the system includes a 14 mile XC loop (there are plans to […]

03.03.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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Rockville Park — Fairfield, CA

Rockville Park is best known in the Bay Area for the abundance of rocky terrain. Although the total area of the park is fairly small, the massive number of trails and lines that criss cross the area offer a variety of trail surfaces and ride options. Unlike many Bay Area parks, Rockville is extremely friendly […]

01.22.2014 East Bay Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz, CA: Chanticleer Park Pump Track

At this point, we’ve ridden a good number of pump tracks up and down the west coast, (plus a few in Canada and even one in Alaska) and are known to drive out of our way to sample a new one. The new pump track at Chanticleer Park stands out as being one of the […]

01.14.2014 Pump Tracks Read the full story →
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MTB Road Trip: SLO County

Although the 2013 winter here in the Bay Area resembles fall more than anything, it’s still cold in the mountains. Ready to ride some new trail, and tired of the same old, we headed four hours south to the San Luis Obispo area over our Christmas Break to ride something different. Thanks to Bill and […]

12.27.2013 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Bay Area Trail Rides: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

The East Bay Regional Park District isn’t known for having bike friendly single track worth writing about, much less packing up to drive out to. Take Pleasanton Ridge for example. Although the 5,271 acres of parkland holds mountains of potential for amazing trail experiences, we mostly talk about over grade dirt roads going straight up […]

12.17.2013 East Bay Read the full story →
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Polo Grounds Bike Park, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is known as being the Bay Area hot spot when it comes to dirt jumps and bike parks, best known for the infamous Aptos Post Office Jumps. Unfortunately, the legendary jump spot has been threatened with imminent destruction for some time now, and locals have been scrambling to get replacement spots created before then. Among […]

09.25.2013 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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SF MTB Festival — Riding the McLaren Short Track Course

On September 7th, the SF Urban Riders will be putting on San Francisco’s first sanctioned mountain bike race in McLaren Park. A fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park, the feature event is a short track race. Riders will be cranking around a fun 2 mile loop in the park over a mix of terrain ranging from […]

08.11.2013 Bay Area Read the full story →
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Joaquin Miller Park: Sunset Trail $2 Hill Reroute in Construction

It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for riders in the East Bay that frequent Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. The steep fire road climb known as $2 Hill is receiving a welcome reroute, with a new alignment that is not only much more sustainable, but more inline with the […]

05.28.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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China Camp State Park to institute fee program for trail use

The effects of the state budget crunch are about to be felt locally for trail users at China Camp State Park, one of the parks on the California endangered parks list recently “saved” from closure. A new Park Use Fee schedule has been announced in order to subsidize park operations. The fees are part of […]

01.08.2013 Advocacy Read the full story →