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Plan Your Next Cycling Adventure

Whether you’re looking to go on your first singletrack or to learn how to fix your own bike, we’ve got the guides and resources to help you plan the perfect ride.

Are you new to road cycling or mountain biking? We’ll tell you what to expect and what gear you need to make the most of the experience. We can even help you plan to take the kiddos along.

Not a newbie, but looking to upgrade your experience or for some cool new trails? Our guides below can help you take your bike rides to the next level.

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Iowa

Situated between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, Iowa is a beautiful Midwestern state and an absolute paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts.  With terrain characterized by rolling plains and cornfields as far as the eye can see, the state of Iowa promises a multitude of scenic trails; courses designed with every level of rider in mind,

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Louisiana

If you’re looking for a unique mountain biking scene that will allow you to fully explore and soak up the culture of the American South, look no further than the wonderful state of Louisiana.  Within cities such as Baton Rouge, the state’s capital, and, of course, New Orleans, the state of Louisiana is home to

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Illinois

Nicknamed the Prairie State, Illinois is a literal wonderland of mountain biking trails, with courses designed to please riders of all ages and ability levels.  Located in the breathtaking Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States, Illinois is the 5th-most populous state in the union, despite being only the 25th-largest in terms of

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Hawaii

Long known as America’s paradise of sand, sun and entertainment, Hawaii is also a remarkable destination for all things mountain biking, a state that forever promises amazing weather, spectacular natural scenery and a variety of unique outdoor cycling trails just waiting to be explored. The 50th and most recent (8/21/1959) state to be admitted to

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Tennessee

One of the best places to ride in America, Tennessee is a haven for mountain biking—a place that offers trails for every level of rider. Located in the southeastern portion of the U.S., Tennessee is a landlocked state that is relatively small yet populous; bordered by Missouri and Arkansas to the west, North Carolina to

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in West Virginia

Appropriately nicknamed the Mountain State, West Virginia is a modern-day paradise for a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts, particularly for mountain bikers looking to tame the state’s many beautiful hills and valleys.  Situated in the Appalachian region of the Southern U.S., West Virginia is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in New Hampshire

Located in the northeastern portion and New England region of the U.S., New Hampshire is a state that offers countless opportunities for exciting mountain biking. Bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean, the “Granite State,” as New Hampshire is known, boasts a variety of different terrains, ranging from its towering snow-capped mountains to

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Wyoming

One of the Rocky Mountain States, situated in America’s vast northwest; Wyoming is the perfect locale for outdoor and off-road recreation.  In addition to the abundance of superb mountain biking trails the state has to offer, Wyoming’s towering mountains and expansive plains provide spectacular scenery, making every ride better than the one before.  In the

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Alabama

Nicknamed the Heart of Dixie, Alabama is located in the southeastern portion of the United States and offers some of the most wonderful recreational opportunities in the region. The state, which is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mississippi to the

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Kansas

Those who refer to Kansas as a “flyover state” have obviously never mountain biked in this beautiful region; a place that is home to some of the most popular and revered trails in the entire country. Located in the very heart of the Midwestern United States, Kansas’ geography is dominated by undulating plains, wheat farms,

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Arkansas

Located in the southern portion of the United States, Arkansas is quite simply a mountain bikers’ dream, largely because of its diverse topography and unique characteristics. Bordered by Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas, the state features a wide range of geography that appeals to riders, including the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains; the dense

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Utah

A beautiful state located in the western half of the U.S, Utah borders Nevada to the west, Arizona to the south, Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast and Colorado to the east.  This location—situated at the crossroads of the desert southwest and the northern Rocky Mountain States—makes Utah very appealing to mountain bikers,

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Georgia

A true jewel of the South, Georgia offers a number of different terrains for mountain bikers to enjoy.  From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the north of the state to the valleys of the central Piedmont, Georgia features a number of fun and challenging trails for mountain bikers to enjoy.  To help better acquaint you

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Florida

Located in the far southeast of the United States, Florida is a mountain biker’s delight; a state that features an abundance of wooded forests, scenic national parks, marshy swamplands and miles upon miles of gorgeous coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.  Within these various terrains are some of the most challenging, picturesque and well-ridden mountain biking

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in California

Stretching some 770 miles in length—from the Mexican border in the south to the Oregon border in the north—California, the third largest state in the union by area, is a recreational paradise.  Here mountain bikers will find a wide range of both scenic and challenging trails—trails that traverse the state’s many gorgeous landscapes, including pristine

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5 Best Mountain Bike Rides in Oregon

Oregon is one of the loveliest places in the country today for mountain biking. The weather, the scenery, the variety, the quality and the challenge of each trail is unique, so whether you ride just a few trails or you aim to ride every single trail, you will find each experience is unique! Here are

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8 Best Mountain Bike Rides In Colorado

There’s a good reason why so many mountain bikers make at least one annual exodus to Colorado — it offers a wide range of trails that are as challenging as they are gorgeous. The eight that follow aren’t just among the best in the state, they’re up there with the best in the entire country

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Finding A Good Road Bike Helmet

If you are getting ready to do a bit of road cycling, then you’ll want to be sure to get yourself a good fitting helmet before you head out for your ride. Not only are helmets required by law in most places, they seem to be the best way to keep your noggin safe in the

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Bicycle Showdown: Folding Bikes vs Normal Road Bikes

So, you’re in the market for a new bicycle that you plan to use for commuting as well as some fun weekend and evening rides. Right now, you might be at a crossroads – do you go with just your normal road bike or do you do what’s trendy right now and get yourself a

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Finding The Best Road Bikes Under $500 – $700

After writing about my top picks for cheap road bikes under $1000, I have gotten emails from some readers who are interested in even cheaper options. For the most part, I don’t really think that you should set out looking for the absolute cheapest bicycle that you can find because you normally won’t get the best

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My Picks: Best Mountain Biking Towns In The US

When it comes to great places to go mountain biking, there is no shortage of towns in the US where you can easily hit the trails. So if you’re looking for a good place to get your tires dirty, whether on vacation or as a potential new city to move to, I want to share

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My Favorite Women’s Mountain Bike Helmet

If you have seen my article on the best cheap mountain bike helmets, then you likely noticed that I did not include any that are specifically for women. There is a reason for that, and it is does not have anything to do with quality. In fact, there are lots of great women’s bike helmets

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Tips On Finding A Good Cheap Mountain Bike Helmet

If you have got yourself a good hardtail mountain bike, then you might be ready to take it out and hit the trails. But before you do that, it is a good idea to get yourself outfitted with a decent bike helmet to protect your noggin. Even if you think that you’re super careful and

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Are Mongoose Mountain Bikes Good?

If you want to buy a good cheap mountain bike, but are on a tight budget, then you’ve probably noticed the low price of Mongoose mountain bikes. While you can find them at some sporting goods shops like Academy Sports & Outdoors, the most common place that you see these cheap mtbs is at your

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Look Awesome In A Brainstorm Gear Cycling Jersey

I never pass up the opportunity to look awesome (and neither should you!), which is why I was stoked when the cool peeps at Brainstorm Gear contacted me to let me know about their cycling apparel line. If you’ve been on this site before, then you already know that I love novelty cycling tops, and

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Prevent Sunburn When Cycling or Hiking With UV Sun Sleeves

As someone who enjoys spending as much time as possible outside enjoying the sun and nature, I also have to deal with balancing that time against the possibility of getting sunburned. We all know that getting sunburn regularly is a good way to end up with skin cancer, and no one wants that. But, I

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Finding A Good Road Bike For Tall People (2021)

When you are taller than the average person, finding a good road bike frame that fits your height can be a bit of a challenge. And a proper fit is of the utmost importance, otherwise you do not get a very comfortable ride. So, if you’re a tall guy or gal, what do you do

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Diamondback 2014 Recoil Full Suspension MTB Reviewed

If you’re looking for a good entry level mountain bike that won’t break the budget and offers riding on a full suspension frame, then you can’t do much better than the Diamondback 2014 Recoil 29 full suspension mountain bike. As you may already know, Diamondback is a well known and trusted brand when it comes

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More Fun On Bike Rides With Novelty Cycling Jerseys

Just because you’re doing a grownup activity like cycling does not mean that you have to wear boring, solid color cycling gear on your rides. Instead, you can let your personality shine with a novelty cycling jersey. This page contains some affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at

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Giordano Libero 1.6 Men’s Road Bike Review

The Giordano Libero 1.6 Men’s Road Bike is a great entry level road bike option if you’re on a budget and want to get a good quality road bike under $400-$600 (used, new prices vary by retailer). And it definitely has a better color scheme than the women’s Giordano Libero 1.6 road bike. This page

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Giordano Libero 1.6 Women’s Road Bike Review

Shopping for a good cheap road bike can be a bit of a challenge if you’re a woman since so many of the bike frames out there are made for the larger builds of guys. Fortunately, there are a few good options for women, like this pink and white women’s road bike from Giordano Libero.

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Vilano Shadow Aluminum Road Bike Review

The Vilano Shadow road bike with Shimano STI Integrated Shifters is one my favorite options for a good, cheap road bike that is easy on the budget. You get precise and controllable braking with this bike and you do not have to spend tons of money to get it. In fact, I think that this

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