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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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Drop Everything and Watch Semenuk’s Latest Edit

Hold your breath, in usual Semenuk fashion, the mountain biking deity has yet released another perfectly clean edit. He and his pal Rupert Walker of Revel Co. continue to craft cinematic masterpieces that will leave you in awe. I’d suggest exhaling at 1:30, when he throws a decade to double barspin. Sure, Semenuk might have stepped away from the slopestyle competition scene, but let that be no indication that he’ll stop pushing the sport.  RELATED: Top three runs from Red Bull Rampage

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Video: This is How You Ride Teton Pass
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Video: This is How You Ride Teton Pass

Video: This is How You Ride Teton Pass

Not going to lie, we here in Wilson are pretty lucky to have some of the rowdiest mountain bike trails in the West right in our backyard. Like literally, in the backyard. You’ve probably heard of the legendary trails on Teton Pass; pro BMXer-turned downhiller Josh Hult sure has. RELATED: Drop Everything And Watch Brandon Semenuk's Latest Edit This past summer, some of the big lines on the pass got a little love and some pretty epic sessions went down. And by big lines, we mean the

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Santa Cruz Drops All-New V10 29” DH Bike
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Santa Cruz Drops All-New V10 29” DH Bike

Santa Cruz Drops All-New V10 29” DH Bike

Yeah yeah, we know it's not bike season anymore, but big news from the bike world: Santa Cruz finally released their drool-worthy V10 downhill bike to the public. We’ve seen it beneath their team riders all World Cup season, and now you can finally buy it. RELATED: How Does a Mediterranean Island Sound For Some Warm-Weather MTB? The bike is available in two options: with 29” and 27.5”-inch wheels, featuring 215mm of trail-destroying rear travel, a 63.3-degree head angle, and a healthy long