Best 2009 Mountain Biking Trail in the USA

The best trail in 2008 was a battle between various trails in  Moab Utah and Bend Oregon, but the clear winner was the Porcupine Trail in Moab. In 2009, trails in Moab Utah were again in the finals, but this time they were up against Colorado. The 5 finalists of the 2009 Mountain Bike Mayhem tour of the USA were : Hartman Rocks Epic Gunnison Colorado Kokopellis Trails Epic Fruita Colorado Hall Ranch Lyons Colorado Moab Rim via Hidden Valley Moab Utah Gold Bar Rim Trail down Portal … [Read more...]

The BEST USA Mountain Biking Shop 2009

Mountain Bike Mayhems 2009 Bike shop of the year

On this 2009 Tour, I took my bike / visited 17 bike shops, out of those 17 only 4 passed my very basic test to qualify for a recommendation article on mountainbikemayhem.com, that is quite shocking, because I was really expecting more than 90% to pass with flying colors. Other than the obvious being polite and helpful, I looked for honesty and good judgement. Every shop I went to, I asked them to check my back brakes, I said that I thought they needed replacing. However I knew that the brakes … [Read more...]

Mayhems Best USA Mountain Biking Trail 2009 Finalists

From May 2009 through October 2009 I tested more than 1800 miles of pure Mountain Biking Trails, in search of the Best Mountain Biking Trail the USA has to offer. My search is no where near finished, and as in May 2010 I will yet again take to the trails, this time however I will spend a whole year on the Trails. Last years Tour was the 2008 Mountain Madness Tour, and it was a very close battle between trails in Oregon's Bend and Utah's Moab but in the end I chose "Porcupine Trail" in Moab … [Read more...]

Kokopellis Trails Epic

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I really loved the first ride I did in the Kokopelli's Loops Area, I decided to ride an Epic, hitting all the trails in one very long but fantastic ride .. all in all just over 6 hours of excellent sweet mountain biking. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Fruita Length: about 41 miles Trail Type: Loops Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous,  Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 6+  hours Trailhead Elev: 4500 feet Top Elev: 5300 feet Book Description (s) [ … [Read more...]

Tabeguache Trails Epic Grand Junction

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Known as the Tabeguache Trails, but it seems that the locals call them the "Lunch Loops". DO NOT make the same mistake I did, and accidentally mention these are in Fruita!!.. These trails are Grand Junctions playground. After the previous rides I did in this area, I was really looking forward to these trails, as so many people mentioned trails such as "Gunny Loop", "The Ribbon" and of course "Holy Cross" Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Grand Junction Length: You … [Read more...]

18 Road Trails Fruita

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18 Road in Fruita is home to what some say the best trails in Colorado, and I had heard a lot about Chutes & Ladders and Zippety Doo Daa, and after my fantastic ride in the Kokopelli's Area, I was really looking forward to this ride. But, was it be as good as the Kokopelli's? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Fruita Length: You decide Trail Type: Loops Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous,  Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: You decide Season : Year-round; … [Read more...]

Single Tracks Bike Shop Mountain Bikers Favorite Fruita Bike Shop

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Walk into Single Tracks in the heart of Fruita, and you will immediately notice how well stocked the shop is, not just with some really niffty looking bikes, but a huge selection of everything you will need and more. Single Tracks is the kind of shop, that once you are in there, you just don't want to leave. Usually I ask for peoples recommendations about bike shops on various Mtb forums, but I had not got around to doing this for Fruita. In this case, I approached actuall riders on the … [Read more...]

Marys Loop Rustlers Loop Horsethief Bench Loop and Steves Loop Fruita

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Fruita / Grand Junction has a fantastic reputation among mountain bikers, and many even rate it as the best mountain biking region in the USA. As soon as I reached Fruita, I knew I was going to love riding these trails, but was I up for a surprise, a very pleasant one!! . Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Fruita Length: 17.2 miles Trail Type: Loops Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous,  Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 2 - 3.5 hours Trailhead Elev: 4500 … [Read more...]

Hartman Rocks Epic

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I arrived in Gunnison  last Monday, and based myself just 2 miles from Hartman Rocks, this gave me a chance to not just study the map, but to actually visit the area, and get my bearings. Once I had walked around one or two of the trails, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to love riding the Hartman Rocks Trails. The only thing that could potentially spoil things for me was "too many people" ... Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Gunnison Length: +6000 acres of … [Read more...]

Deer Creek Trail Crested Butte

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Deer Creek Trail is together with the 401 Trail, Crested Butte's most well known trail. Deer Creek is more challenging than the previous trails I have done in the Butte area. It was freezing cold, and snowing, and I had 27 miles ahead of me. The trail was slippery, it was cold, and to make make things worse I crashed, and spent 30 minutes repairing my bike.. So did all of this make me hate the Deer Creek Trail? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Crested Butte Length: 27.1 … [Read more...]