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Next Exit - Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is the northernmost town on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and might be considered the definition of “Off the beaten path.” However, to its population of barely over 100 year-round residents, that’s just one of the many factors they love about it, along with the tight-knit community, backdoor access to adventure and seriously stunning views of Lake Superior.

The mining and logging industries brought a decent crowd to the area throughout the 19th century, but once the resources fell off so did the population. What remained though were the logging roads and mining tracks, scars from the resource extraction that would eventually sprout area’s first singletrack. Back in the day, a crew of hardcore locals would embark on color tours, grueling rides (on fully rigid bikes) that connected old double tracks throughout the Peninsula, often 70 or 80 miles.

With that, the spark of mountain biking had ignited in Copper Harbor, and with the help of the Keewenaw Adventure Company and funding for paid trail building, it has become one of the area’s driving forces. Today, there’s over 35 miles of singletrack, making the most of the 500-vertical feet available, and the network has been ranked as one of IMBA’s Silver Level Ride Centers. All of this is proof that a passionate community can create an amazing riding experience with hard work and dedication—no matter how far off the path it may be.

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Specialized Just Dropped the Best Marketing Video Ever Made
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Specialized Just Dropped the Best Marketing Video Ever Made

Specialized Just Dropped the Best Marketing Video Ever Made

Specialized’s marketing department deserves an Oscar for this one. Do you follow anything about mountain biking on the internet? Then you’ll love this, and yes, it’s all in the details. Not really sure what my favorite part of this guy is, but there’s everything from “looks like a session,” “never go full enduro,” to a questionable new EDM soundtrack courtesy of the world’s best-looking mountain bike DJ. We also get to take a peek into Specialized’s design process. No, really, we do. Oh

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No Surprise, Calvin Huth Drops Another Clean Edit
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No Surprise, Calvin Huth Drops Another Clean Edit

No Surprise, Calvin Huth Drops Another Clean Edit

Does Calvin Huth actually sleep? We're beginning to ponder that question here at the TGR office because the guy turned yet another edit this month. As usual, each of his films has their own distinct flair. This time it's back to Huth's backyard we go—Vancouver Island. The enchanting foggy rainforest is quickly overshadowed by Alex Volokhov's grit on a bike. Not only does he float high through the air, but the guy picks himself from a burly fall.  Taking a second to shake off the crash, he

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Kilian Bron Continues to Rip  Anything But Dirt
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Kilian Bron Continues to Rip Anything But Dirt

Kilian Bron Continues to Rip Anything But Dirt

We’re convinced at this point that Kilian Bron doesn’t actually ever mountain bike on dirt. The other day he dropped a video of him cruising down the world’s tallest sand dune, now he’s bombing through pow at La Clusaz. Watch as the skiers pause in disbelief as Bron cruises by. Bron definitely seems a bit crazy, but we're fine with that so long as he keeps injecting his outlandish ingenuity and creativity into the sport. Now, the real question is: What’s will Kilian ride