Video: Andrew Taylor Visits Rhode Island, Connecticut & New Jersey - AT's Ultimate 48 State Road Trip

Jan 27, 2019
by Andrew Taylor  


Rhode Island

As we rolled into Rhode Island we had no idea where to go and what to ride, so we pulled up the map on Trailforks and quickly found the Diamond Hill trails that looked like it was worth checking out. From there, we had a night session on Halloween with BMX shredder Mathew Tavares at the K-Rob Foundation skate park in Providence. After riding and talking with Matt he told us about some jumps not far away at the Roger Williams park, so we finished our time with a fun session on the pump track and jumps before making our way over to Connecticut.






Connecticut

The Willimantic skatepark and dirt jumps were the first stop for us in Connecticut. From there we spent a couple of days with with my childhood buddy Mike and his family in Old Saybrook. We got hit with a ton of rain while we were in Connecticut so once the sun finally came out we made our way out to Indian Ledge for a rip with Wayne Devingo and Bob Marcks.






New Jersey

All the crazy weather during fall time finally worked in our favor. The Trick or Creek jump jam at Mountain Creek Bike Park was postponed by a week, so we decided that would be the first stop in New Jersey. From Mountain Creek we headed over to the Jungle Habitat with the trail boss himself, Jeff Lenosky for a solid day exploring the old abandoned safari theme park.




The next states up are Pennsylvania, Delaware & Maryland. You can follow the adventure through my Instagram & Youtube channel with a new video every week.

Cheers from the road!
-AT

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39 Comments

  • + 11
 CT PRIDE
  • + 5
 Another banger there AT......great work! I do have to admit, I miss Greg Watts' dad riding with you......he was good fun :-). Keep up the great work so I can continue to live vicariously.
  • + 2
 Thanks bud! Haha right? It’s just not the same without him!
  • + 5
 Clyde Frog is a character from South Park. So much more than just the DH trails at Diamond. And Lincoln Woods would have been a better hit up than the pump track.
  • + 4
 Facts!
  • + 1
 Sounds like I missed some good stuff out at Lincoln Woods. I wish I would have known about it but for the short time I spent in RI I was super stoked on it!
  • + 5
 Only one run at DHP? Missed out on Rhody’O and Chuck Norris. Still cool to see some local stuff.
  • + 3
 Word up, lots of great trails at DiHi for sure. He also didn’t ride with any Cumby locals. I was hoping to see Liam, Zach and the crew! Great edit thou!!!!
  • + 1
 I usually ride more than one trail at each spot and end up filming the one I like the most. If I tried to film every trail I rode across the US it would probably take me a lifetime haha stoked on that place though!
  • + 2
 Nice work A.T. I love this series. So much stuff world wide that only locals know about. So many people getting to take a little bit of pride in their towns because you're doing this.
  • + 1
 Thanks bud! It's been so rad finding out that there is riding in places that you would least expect. I feel super fortunate to have met so many cool people along the way willing to show me their local spots!
  • + 3
 CT coming strong. Loved the trail dogs, they killed it in the Indian Ledge section, lots of Alt Lines from the doggies.
  • + 2
 Ah Lil’ Rhodie, it had just enough to feed my MTB craving till I could get back to Utah. If you didn’t mind coming home with ticks.
  • + 2
 Thanks for showing some awesome trails in CT. Often times I feel like the mountain bike options suck but you just have to look and make some yourself!
  • + 3
 CT has a lot of really fun places to ride. What we lack in elevation or total miles we make up with tech features and man made setups.
  • + 2
 I think that’s been one of the coolest things about this trip.. just finding riding in so many places that I wouldn’t expect. It’s also so rad how awesome the MTB community has been along the way!
  • + 4
 Its pronounced Rho diland.
  • + 1
 Diamond Hill Pahk, kid.
  • + 2
 You missed Lincoln Woods, Big River, Woody Hills and Arcadia RI has lots of trails you need to come back
  • + 1
 I wish I had more time but the weather started playing a huge part in planning my route and stops. I'll keep that in mind when I'm back out that way. Cheers!
  • + 2
 Love the Indian ledge stuff. Hit all of that earlier today with a 5 hour ride. Looks way better in the fall!
  • + 2
 Love the Jersey exposure! Great video!
  • + 1
 Had a blast in Jersey!
  • + 2
 Super cool! There’s so much cool local stuff to see around the country!
  • + 1
 It's mind blowing. I think you would need about ten years to do this trip and the mountain biking in the states justice.
  • + 2
 Thanks for visiting us
  • + 1
 One of the highlights of my trip! That final run was something special!! Thanks for having me out!
  • + 2
 Hey! I know that guy.
  • + 1
 This is what mountain biking is all about.
  • + 1
 Cheers man, I live for this stuff!
  • + 1
 WAYNE!!!
  • + 0
 CT. and no S.I.N.E?
  • - 1
 You can skip Pennsylvania it sucks
  • + 1
 K...
  • + 4
 We met up with some rad locals and rode some solid stuff in PA.
  • + 3
 You have no idea man....see you in the PA episode #slayters
  • + 3
 I’m going to disagree with you. Drive North a bit and stop at Nox, Sals, Glen Park?
  • + 1
 @AndrewTaylor:

yeah you did. real solid.
  • + 2
 @jmcleod66: Yeaaaahhhhh buddy!!

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