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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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Watch: 3,000 Feet of Pure Downhill Shred
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Watch: 3,000 Feet of Pure Downhill Shred

Watch: 3,000 Feet of Pure Downhill Shred

This year, Pinkbike hosted its employee retreat at Retallack Lodge, a slice of biking heaven tucked into the West Kootenay wilderness of BC. Consisting of gourmet meals, professional guides, and shuttled access by helicopter, the trip allowed riders to access 100 kilometers of rowdy singletrack. It’s no wonder that Bas Van Steenbergen, Casey Brown, Kenny Smith, Micayla Gatto, and Brett Tippie were eager to tag along for the fun. Watch as the pros send it down from Texas Peak back towards the

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Enjoy Some Vancouver Island Singletrack in Stunning 4K
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Enjoy Some Vancouver Island Singletrack in Stunning 4K

Enjoy Some Vancouver Island Singletrack in Stunning 4K

Vancouver Island—or simply “the island” by the locals —is a destination that holds itself within mountain biking lore for its bountiful singletrack. Deep within this ancient rainforest you’ll find a collection of the world’s finest downhill trails, and it also serves as the training ground for local World Cup racer, Kendall Mclean. As seen in Calvin Huth’s new edit, "No Bad Days," Mclean bombs through the misty trail network of Mount Prevost. The edit not only pays tribute to the area’s

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Escaping Winter In the Beehive State
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Escaping Winter In the Beehive State

Escaping Winter In the Beehive State

Is winter getting you down? Are you ready for the snow to thaw so you can finally get back on two wheels? Kyle Jameson and Stan Jorgensen were feeling the itch to get back on their bikes, and traveled to Virgin, Utah with their trail bikes in episode 18 of the "Chasing Trails" series.  With trails completely to themselves, Jameson and Jorgensen were able to enjoy an escape from Old Man Winter.