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Beautiful Rocky Mountain Backdrop For The Bike Ride

Biking Alberta’s Goat Creek Trail from Canmore to Banff

Alberta's Goat Creek Trail offers a fun mountain bike ride that traverses the beautiful valley between Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain. The trail starts above the town of Canmore at the top of the Smith Dorrien Road- Spray Lakes Road and finishes at the Spray River West trailhead, located approximately 150 metres beyond the Banff Springs Hotel at the northern end of Spray Avenue in Banff. From there you can cycle through Banff to pick…

First Rate Mountain Biking In Scottsdale

Mountain Biking in Scottsdale at Brown’s Ranch

Scottsdale is probably not the first city you think of when it comes to mountain biking. But it should actually be on your radar. Scottsdale is home to 200 plus miles of trails in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve ALONE with trails ranging from beginner through to advanced. Mountain biking in Scottsdale on trails like the ones we rode at Brown's Ranch are made with crushed granite and compacted soil while others are rocky with loose…

A 3 Day Sea To Sky, BC Mountain Bike Adventure

A 3 Day Sea To Sky, BC Mountain Bike Adventure

If you own a mountain bike, chances are you’ve heard of the riding in British Columbia. It’s legendary for good reason. But the fact that there’s a lifetime’s worth of riding in such a small area makes it hard to plan a shorter trip there. So what’s the ultimate three-day crash course, the riding that you just can’t miss? We’ve “sacrificed” a bunch of our own precious personal time testing and riding BC’s best trails,…

Mountain Biking In Usery Mountain Regional Park

7 Fun Outdoor Things to Do in Mesa Arizona

Looking for a variety of fun, outdoorsy things to do in Mesa, Arizona? It's been named the best city for Outdoor Lovers by Money Magazine, even though its Arizona's third largest city.  What kind of outdoor things are there to do in Mesa, Arizona? I discovered a huge variety of things to do in Mesa, Arizona - largely because of where its sits in the state. There's easy access to the Lower Salt River. Four…

A Section Of The TCT Heading Into Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Biking the High Rockies Trail in Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis Country is the new home of an 80 kilometre section of the Trans- Canada Trail (TCT) called the High Rockies Trail. It travels uninterrupted from the Goat Creek trailhead at the border of Banff National Park near Canmore through three provincial parks - Bow Valley Wildland, Spray Valley and Peter Lougheed to finish on the Alberta - British Columbia border at Elk Pass. The High Rockies Trail is the westernmost section of the TCT…

Ready To Go Mountain Biking At The Highland Mountain Bike Park

6 Fun Outdoorsy Things to Do in New Hampshire

Drive less than an hour north of Boston and you're into New Hampshire. This New England state is filled with charming small towns and a lot of fun ourdoorsy things to do. As a day trip from Boston you can easily hike, mountain bike and raft - and then finish the day off with a good meal. But there are a lot more outdoors-oriented things to do in New Hampshire. Add a few days to…

Cypress Hills Mountain Biking

15 Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

New to mountain biking? These 15 mountain biking tips are going to shorten your learning curve and make it fun to get out on your bike. I spoke with several very keen mountain bikers and asked them for their best mountain biking tips for first time riders. I'll throw some of my own tips in too. Then the exciting part is going out to practice and explore. Matt Mosteller, aka Powder Matt takes to the mountain…

Cypress Hills Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Cypress Hills Provincial Park

If you live in Medicine Hat and you're into mountain biking then you've probably spent a lot of time on the 50 plus kilometres of trails in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. But if you're not a local, you probably don't know just how good these trails are. I had a chance to find out recently. The Battle Creek Showdown loop I cycled (occasionally I walked) on the seven kilometre circuit that is part of the…

The Whitefish Bike Retreat: A Mountain Biker’s Paradise

On a trip to Whitefish, Montana, I felt the pull of mountain biking for the first time in a while. I think it was the infectious enthusiasm of our host for the weekend - Cricket Butler. She was kind enough to put John and I up in the Whitefish Bike Retreat, her amazing trail-side lodge, located just 15 minutes outside of Whitefish. Although we had really come to cycle the Going to the Sun Road in…

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