Video: Andrew Taylor Visits Alabama, Mississippi & Louisiana - AT's Ultimate 48 State Road Trip

Jun 20, 2019 at 14:09
by Andrew Taylor  


Sweet Home Alabama! From Cold Water Mountain in Anniston to the awesome trails in Chewacla State Park and then finally finishing it off with a solid crew at Oak Mountain, this state definitely surprised me! Big thanks to the whole Alabama mountain bike crew for showing me a great time!


Mississippi didn't have the biggest mountains to descend or even the gnarliest jumps to hit, but it was definitely one of my favorites! From the awesome people I met to the fun and quirky trails we rode, it will leave a solid impression on me for many years to come! Big thanks to the Bicycle Revolution crew and Derek Hobden for showing me a great time in Mississippi!


Despite there being no mountain biking in New Orleans, it was my first stop in Louisiana to cruise the streets and check it out. From there, I made my way up to Shreveport where I met up with Jordan Miller. After a quick rip at the Lake Shore Trails we headed up to Lincoln Parish Park to finish it off with Ethan Gremillion on his local trails.

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

Cheers from the road!

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 Hell yeah, Marcus Tillman is the man. He’s seemingly out at Coldwater every day keeping the trails in awesome condition. Glad ya had a good time in Bama. Oak Mountain is 5 minutes from my house and it’s easy to forget how fortunate that makes me.
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 Totally, he’s got the dream job and you can tell he’s genuinely stoked on it and building the mountain bike scene in the area. He was nice enough to take me into town and show me the new club house that you all are getting in town and even gave me a roll tide pin haha good people right there!
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 That’s actually not entirely accurate with respect to there being no mountain biking in New Orleans. We do have a 6ish mile trail just outside the city, but unfortunately the land that it is on also happens to be a spillway for the Mississippi River to prevent flooding during high river events. Sadly, our trail has been under 15 feet of water for the last few months.
  • 2 0
 Cool to hear that there is riding nearby. I searched while I was in the area but couldn’t find anything but the stuff North in Baton Rouge. Thanks for the heads up!
  • 6 0
 Born and raised 1 mile from Oak Mountain wish they had those trails back then. Thanks for showing Bama and its locals .
  • 1 0
 Cheers, hanging with the locals in Bama was good times!
  • 5 0
 I really enjoy these videos. So many places to ride!
  • 2 0
 Thanks, it’s been an awesome adventure. The mountain bike scene is live and kicking is so many places!
  • 1 0
 Good to see that Arkansas is up next. We saw Andrew pull up at Runway bike park when we were leaving one day and realized later who he was when he started showing up on our local rider social media feeds. It seems like it was ages ago, and I'm excited to see how his experience was in the area (even though the weather was pretty shite while he was here).
  • 3 0
 Next time swing through Huntsville, AL for some solid tech through tons of rock and root. Very different from central and southern Alabama.
  • 1 0
 Cheers for the heads up!
  • 3 1
 Mississippi had it going on with the tree bling,great videos I really enjoy them
  • 1 1
 Yeah the locals definitely created something cool and unique out there. Thanks!!
  • 3 0
 That Boulder Trail looks like a ton of fun!!
  • 2 0
 It was for sure, I’m usually more a jump trail kind of guy but this place was awesome and got me stoked on the slow paced techy rock stuff.
  • 2 0
 @AndrewTaylor: Haven’t run into you since the Cow Palace RideSFO Expo days. P-Town trails are going off these days, hit me up when you are back this way, we have a lot of new jump lines to show you...
  • 2 0
 @DirtbagMatt: its been awhile man! Thats cool to hear the trails are going, it's been a long time since I've been out that way. I just moved up to Idaho but I'll be back down this winter to visit fam and get out of the cold. I'll hit you up!
  • 2 0
 Does anyone know the song that starts at 5:10?
  • 1 0
 Let me know which video and I can let you know the song...
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