California Trails

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Trail Riding at the Northstar Bike Park

Can you have fun riding a regular mountain bike at a bike park, or more specifically, the Northstar Bike Park? With a reputation for big rocks, loose soil and clouds of dust, Northstar has often been described as Gnarstar, for good reasons. We’ve always enjoyed our trips to the “local” bike park. As residents of […]

06.25.2014 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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We Rode the New Demo Flow Trail and It Was Fun.

Two sections of the new flow trail in Demonstration Forest near Santa Cruz opened to the public last weekend. Section 3 and Section 5 are now open for business, and we headed down this Sunday to take the new trail for a spin and snap a few pics. Long story short: the new segments feel […]

06.16.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Riding the Corral Loop: South Lake Tahoe

I finally got out to ride Mr. Toads a few years ago, and it was a really fun trail —worthy of seeking out to experience. It was a lot more fun than sections of the Flume Trail and Rim Trail we’ve ridden, two XC rides that weren’t as exciting as we had hoped on longer […]

06.12.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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2014 Boggs 8 Hour

The Boggs 8-Hour race has been running for nine years now, but this year marks the first time we trekked up to see what it was all about. Inga was signed up to race as part of a 3 lady team with her Luna Chix teammates, and I decided to tag along last minute to […]

05.06.2014 California Trails Read the full story →
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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 →