Video: Andrew Taylor Visits Minnesota, Michigan & Wisconsin - AT's Ultimate 48 State Road Trip

Oct 13, 2018
by Andrew Taylor  


Minnesota

I didn't have much planned as I headed East from North Dakota into Minnesota but luckily as I was leaving ND, Collin put me in touch with some guys up in the Duluth area. I rolled into town I met up with Jake from Day Tripper of Duluth and he met me out at the Pioneer Trails for a ride above the city. From there I made my way down to the Cottage Grove bike park to end it off with Cole Speer and Nick Fillipi.






Michigan

Michigan's Upper Peninsula has been another place high on my list. When I first started the trip, Mike Lawless from FSA mentioned that he grew up in Marquette and would be stoked to fly out and join me. After picking him up in Milwaukee we made our way up to Copper Harbor where we met up with Caroline Jarolimek to ride the trails and even caught a live show of one of the UP's most iconic bands, Conga Se Menne. We then made our way into Marquette to finish it off with a ride down Hardtail Pride with Liam O'Connor.







Wisconsin

I made my way down into the greater Milwaukee area to meet up with my friend Adam Kruse. During my time in the area we were hit by a ton of rain so after a few days, I made my way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan before heading back down to finish off my time in Wisconsin at the Little Swizt Bike Park. Huge thanks to the Kruse family and the guys at Little Switz for showing me a good time while in Wisconsin!




The next states up are Illinois, Indiana & Kentucky. You can follow the adventure through my Instagram & Youtube channel with a new video every Friday.

Cheers from the road!
-AT


28 Comments

  • + 11
 Love this series...keep up the good work. I sometimes debate on bringing the bike on certain family trips just because we aren't traveling through what I would consider a well known mtn biking area. This series shows that there are great pockets of riding and mtn bike communities all across the nation.
  • + 6
 Cheers bro! Yeah, I t’s pretty wild how many bike parks I’ve found in the most random places. Pretty cool seeing all these communities backing it.
  • + 2
 Hey Andrew I hope when you make it to Ohio you take a look at The Wilds trails. Lots of great doubles and other unique features. Ray's is great, but super well known and I fear that this time of year you'll be heading straight there.
  • + 2
 I'm actually in Ohio at the moment. I rode out at Ceasers Creek State Park yesterday because it seemed to be the only area to ride with all this rain. I think I'll head up to Ray's tomorrow evening since this weather isn't looking good.
  • + 1
 @AndrewTaylor: Fair enough but if you change your mind I've send me a PM. I've got a hose and while it's a little sloppy out here most of the soil handles the water fairly well. Otherwise have fun at Ray's!
  • + 2
 Best videos on the web. I appreciate the fact that you don't use clickbait titles to lure people in. Your riding, the scenery, and cinemetography lure me in so much. Killer series. Makes me want to ride my bike more.
  • + 1
 Thanks so much Steve!
  • + 3
 Oh I can't wait till they hit my home trails! Quality videos too
  • + 1
 Thanks!! Where are you local trails?
  • + 2
 Awsome vids. Much love to the guys at Litte Swiss! Grew up riding a snowboard there.
  • + 1
 Thanks! Those guys are awesome!
  • + 2
 good stuff @AT next time you pass through Oregon lets ride there other goods than bend. cheers
  • + 1
 Thanks! Yeah I wish I had more time in each state haha so much good riding everywhere!
  • + 1
 Glad you enjoyed Duluth! I'm impressed you were able to keep up with Jake. That guy rips.
  • + 2
 @andrewtaylor When and where are you riding in Massachusetts?
  • + 1
 Good question. I think I’ll be there the end of October. Any suggestions? I’ll be coming down from Highland
  • + 2
 All look like fun places to ride!
  • + 1
 Sweet videos super chill dude ended up riding with him the past few days been a riot!
  • + 1
 Can’t thank you boys enough for showing me such a rad time! Looking forward to editing that one!
  • + 1
 yes!!!!!!!!!! love all the vids especially michigan!!! shreddin in the mitten!
  • + 1
 Thanks Andy! Michigan was a highlight for sure!
  • + 1
 Thanks for making me like my local (washed out old hiking) trails even less.
  • + 3
 Well as the guys at Little Swiss showed, get a crew together and start fixing them up into something special!
  • + 1
 @MarcusBrody: exactly! So cool to see all the effort these guys put into it!
  • + 1
 Hopefully you were able to hit Andres Bike Park when you were in Illinois
  • + 1
 I wish! I hit a week of straight rain but I was able to get a ride in at Big Marsh
  • + 1
 Deadly!
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