Mexico is a real paradise for MTB enthusiasts, with perfect riding conditions year round, and Oaxaca is it's crown jewel. A few weeks ago, in the middle of "winter
", the Bike Logistics/Transition Bikes team went on a roadtrip to ride Oaxaca's millenial singletrack, and this edit documents their lifestyle.Oaxaca photo journal
- Oaxaca is located 5 and half hours south of Mexico City, and the trip down there is breathtaking.
Sometimes life's unplanned events lead to precious moments that otherwise we would have missed, running out of gas in the middle of nowhere doesn't always turn out badly, not with these sunsets. Having the right company at the right moment definitely helps, too.
Life in the high Northern Oaxacan Sierra is pretty much as mellow and magical as it can be. Days start with mystical fog and end with beautiful sunsets. Nights full of stars, friends and beers make for perfect, unforgettable moments. Knowing that there is a day full of riding ahead, is just the cherry on top of the cake.
Oaxaca is all about colours and textures, be it in the food or in the trails, Oaxaca has one of the most varied cuisine in all Mexico. You can find all type of terrain conditions in one single ride.
The trails in Oaxaca are mainly millenial singletracks, used hundreds of years ago by prehispanic civilizations to connect ancient towns. Nowadays they're raw, natural, breathtaking singletrack trails, and definitely some of the best we've ridden.
The terrain and climate variation in Oaxaca's trails are truly amazing, most of them starting high in the Sierra's forest, and descending into the arid valleys surrounding Oaxaca.
There are very few things better than popping some post-ride cold beers with your bro's in a "tiendita
", Mexico's traditional little town stores. Maybe one of those few better things is realizing that that this is our way of life, our lifestyle.
© Roberto Del Río
If you want to ride Oaxaca's epic trails or plan a riding trip to México contact Mauricio De Avila, Bici y Monana
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