Tag Archive: mountain biking

Conquering the Isle of Skye by mountain bike

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Some of the street trials tricks that Danny Macaskill gets away with on his mountain bike are just amazing. All of his videos prove that he’s extremely talented.

The stunts in his newest video — Danny Macaskill: The Ridge — are just as mind-blowing.

This video also features the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I’d have …

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Access to mountain biking trail limited for 3 summers by road construction

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Good news: The long-awaited paving of the deteriorated Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road into the remote valley east of North Bend will finally get underway in May.

Bad news: It will be difficult — and at times impossible — for mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians to get out to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead for …

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Adventure Cycling creates new backcountry bike routes in Idaho

Redfish Lake and Sawtooth Range from singletrack. -- photo by Adventure Cycling

After creating more than 42,000 miles of bicycle routes on paved, gravel and dirt roads, Adventure Cycling Association is taking a foray onto backcountry single track.

It’s new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route is a two-map set of the mountains, lakes and valleys of central Idaho.

The main 518-mile loop uses pavement, gravel roads, …

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Roadies and mountain bikers converge on Seattle’s Eastside

Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival poster

Bicycling enthusiasts will enjoy two-wheeled bliss on knobby and skinny tires this Saturday in Redmond and Issaquah.

The widely acclaimed Duthie Hill Park in the Issaquah highlands once again will be the site for the annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Also Saturday, the Cascade Bicycle Club …

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Seeking the best views on a rare, clear winter day

Precipitation in Seattle is falling about 30% ahead of average for 2012, and much of that has been over the last month or so. While that hasn’t keep me from running errands on my bike, it certainly has kept me from enjoying bike rides as I normally do.

So when the sun blasted through some thinning high clouds on Friday, I packed up and headed to a place where I could enjoy the views.
My destination was King County’s Tolt MacDonald Park, which sits at the edge of Carnation on the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers. A privately owned forest sits at the top of a steep climb behind the park, but the owners allow mountain bike …

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Trail news: Middle Fork Snoqualmie gets funding

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was happy to announce last week that it received a $150,000 grant from Waste Management to make improvements in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley.

One of the big draws to that area in the rugged mountains north of the Interstate 90 corridor is the Middle Fork Trail, which is used by mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians.

The Middle Fork Trail starts about 12 miles east of North Bend on the western slopes of the Cascades. I happened to visit the trail on Thursday and was amazed that such a wild area …

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First new mountain bike trail in a decade opens on Tiger Mountain; updated

A new trail that connects the summit of Tiger Mountain to the Preston Railroad Grade trail opened this week.

The 1.5-mile trail is the first new trail in more than a decade on the mountain overlooking Issaquah.

[Update: Saturday, Sept. 8 — This is an awesome trail that features a dramatic start at the Tiger Mountain summit. I checked it out on Friday, and had a difficult time pulling myself away from the breathtaking view…

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