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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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Behind the Scenes: Dropping Into Corbet’s on Mountain Bikes
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Behind the Scenes: Dropping Into Corbet’s on Mountain Bikes

Behind the Scenes: Dropping Into Corbet’s on Mountain Bikes

So you've seen that mountain bikers Cam McCaul and Casey Brown dropped into Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir, but what went into pulling off such an unthinkable stunt? In a nutshell, a ton of hard work by the crew that included rigging a gyro-stabilized camera to the JHMR tram, salting the slushy spring snow to make it rideable, and finally Cam and Casey surviving some insanely violent crashes out the bottom. Check out TGR’s behind the scenes view of what went into making this

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MacAskill and Söderström Rip Across Germany In LederBROsen
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MacAskill and Söderström Rip Across Germany In LederBROsen

MacAskill and Söderström Rip Across Germany In LederBROsen

Biker bros Danny MacAskill and Martin Söderström got hooked up with a classic VW camper van and set out for a good ol' fashion road trip through Germany, the home of their Continental tires. The two started out in Hamburg, where Danny unfortunately brought some of Scottland's sub-par weather with him, but a little rain wasn't going to slow them down as the Scott claims Hamburg is one of the best cities for riding street in the world.  Gloslar was the next stop, which offered more of a true

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Casey Brown Talks Dropping Corbet’s, Breaking the Rampage Gender Barrier
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Casey Brown Talks Dropping Corbet’s, Breaking the Rampage Gender Barrier

Casey Brown Talks Dropping Corbet’s, Breaking the Rampage Gender Barrier

When TGR assembled two of mountain biking’s biggest stars to drop into Corbet’s Couloir last spring, there was a dose of skepticism it would actually work. As the crew dug into the project and doubts began to creep in, it was Casey Brown, a 5’3” gal from Canada who kept exploring the possibilities to bring this crazy vision to life. Cam McCaul, who suggested TGR invite Casey along for this shoot, had this to say about his Corbet’s co-star, “[She’s] definitely, guy or girl, one of the