Moab Rim Campark welcomes Mountain Bikers

. I have been staying at Moab Rim Campark for 4 years running, always through the month of October. Although everyone is welcome at Moab Rim Campark, mountain bikers will especially feel at home here. If you are looking for a resort, or heated swimming pool, or air conditioned outdoor mini golf, then this is not the place for you, however if you are looking to stay somewhere with an adventurous feel, somewhere that offers stunning views, and somewhere that is mountain bike friendly, then … [Read more...]

HDR Mountain Bike Video Compilation

Part 1 of my HDR Mountain Bike Compilation . … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Crested Butte 401 Trail

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Most mountain bikers in the USA, and even abroad know of, or have heard about Crested Butte's 401 trail. While doing my research for the "Gunnison / Crested Butte trails, I probably read 100's of excellent comments and remarks about the 401. Mountain Bikers, Magazines and books all rate this trail as one of the "Best Singletrack Trail" in the USA. The best comment I read , was If I knew I was going to die next week, I would wish to ride the 401 one last time. So, did the 401 knock Hall Ranch … [Read more...]

Turkey Pen Gap – Black Mountain and a Rattlesnake with anger issues

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Turkey Pen Gap >> Black Mountain Of all the trails I have ever rode, and all the (minor) accidents I have had, I have never been as scared as I was on this trail, and it had nothing to do with steep downhills, or jumps or baby heads, dragons teeth, nope, it was all due to a massive beefy rattlesnake with anger issues!!! I was dropped off on SH 280 at the beginning of TurkeyPen Road, I then cycled to the trail head to start my Turkey Pen Gap and down Black Mountain Adventure..  As I … [Read more...]

Helm Cam Video of Burnt Mountain North Carolina

Burnt Mountain Trail, is a small but very nice loop in the DuPont State Forest, one of many that can be combined to make an excellent 4-5 Mountain Bike Epic of the area. This footage was taken on the downhill section of the trail. This loop was done anti clockwise. The downhill is an easy grade 2+, but caution is definitely needed on this fast singletrack. These trails are shared by walkers and horse riders, so extra caution is needed. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy9uMhgav5Q … [Read more...]

Mountain Bike Mayem 2009 kicks off in North Carolina

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Today I rode my first trail of my Mountain Bike Mayhem Tour 2009. The first trail I rode was actually a mix of small loops, just to get myself accumulated to the almost 100% humidity!!.. well that's what it feels like. The trails I did today are in the DuPont State Forest. With what it seems like 100's of short trails in this forest it was very easy to put a loop together. Yesterday I drove to the starting point, and was lucky to catch a very friendly local Mountain biker named Steve, who … [Read more...]