Pinkbike Poll: Do You Have a Summer Road Trip Planned?

Apr 15, 2014 at 19:45
by Mike Kazimer  
Now that winter has loosened its frigid grasp on the Northern Hemisphere, it's the time of year when summer plans are hatched and pilgrimages to mountain biking's hottest destinations are arranged. The striking images found online and in print over those cold winter months plant a seed that soon grows into a full blown plot to break free of the everyday routine and head out of town on a road trip. The road trip is a time honored tradition for mountain bikers, and nothing signifies the arrival of riding season more than spending long hours trapped in a vehicle with a group of smelly riding buddies in search of new trails and adventures.

Choosing partners for a road trip is a bit of an art form in itself, since there's nothing worse than finding out that a friend has a bladder the size of a thimble one hour into a twenty-four hour drive, or that they think Nickelback make acceptable driving music. Sometimes you won't realize until hours into a trip that you've made a poor choice, and at that point there's nothing left to do but soldier on, pedal to the metal on the way to whatever mountain biking mecca you're seeking. Empty stretches of highway seem to go on forever as the miles tick by but the scenery barely changes. Seedy truck stops, stale fast food, speeding tickets, close encounters with animals hell-bent on crossing a four lane highway at 2am - there's no way of telling exactly what strangeness a road trip will bring.

Katrina Strand drops in on The Green Monster in Whistler BC. Not in the bike park.
How long would you drive to reach a trail like this?

But the mental fog caused by long distance driving has a way of lifting once those knobby tires hit the dirt (or slickrock) of the promised land. Riding new trails helps get dormant synapses firing, as years of previous trail riding experience are drawn upon to figure out how to successfully navigate the foreign terrain. The long hours that it took to get to this destination are forgotten as miles and miles of fresh singletrack replace the paved road that led the way here.

And once the trip comes to an end, if you've done it right you'll be so physically drained and mentally shattered from the overdose of new trails and experiences that the journey back home will pass by in a blur, and even once you've returned, mental pictures from the trip will take a week or so to truly coalesce into memories that won't soon be forgotten. That first-ever run down Whistler's A-Line, Moab's Porcupine Rim trail, or any other historic destination - those are experiences that will stick around for a lifetime, almost as long as the Twinkie that fell behind the driver's seat in the middle of the night.












250 Comments

  • 132 1
 3 weeks in whistler! I'm gonna be dead broke, right after I'll have to sell my bike but who cares? It will be 3 weeks in paradise, and during crankworx Smile One of dreams coming true Smile
  • 17 0
 Wow! Have a good one
  • 17 0
 Same here! I'm so freakin exited already!
  • 12 2
 Hope I'm not two tired by then.
  • 19 38
flag somismtb (Apr 18, 2014 at 4:17) (Below Threshold)
 too*
  • 3 0
 Me too, in August!
  • 3 0
 i will also be there around crankworks time july 20th to the 28th
  • 23 1
 my summer road trip is happening now. NH To Denver for the cannabis cup...
  • 4 0
 Booked my Plane & Hotel for Whistler for 2 weeks and just received my Bike Travel Bag. Cannot wait.
  • 2 0
 Whistler in September - after the Crankworx busy-ness is done is the best time for me. No/few trail closures, great weather, guaranteed good time.
  • 7 0
 But...... BRAKE BUMPS!!!!!!
  • 6 0
 10 days in the alps for the megavalanche, then down to Italy for a week. Then a couple of weeks work before a week to compete in masters worlds in Norway and over to Sweden for a week after the ceremonies. Cannot wait!! I love oil refineries, without them I could not behave in such a way.
  • 1 0
 money well spent!
  • 2 1
 whistler for 7 weeks...
  • 2 0
 This is depressing....
  • 5 0
 Staying in toronto all summer. Yay
  • 1 0
 It used to be depressing for me too, previous years. Then I took chance and decided "screw it lets do it", And im pretty sure i won't regret it Smile
  • 2 0
 All u gotta do is book it and go. It's that hard.
  • 3 0
 And pay...
  • 3 1
 It is hard when your 16 and your family cant afford to do things like that.
  • 2 2
 Sometimes you have to earn money yourself, you know. Like when you are an adult and you want to go to Whistler.
  • 6 1
 I do earn money, but a 16 year old isn't going to be able to afford to go to whistler by mowing lawns. And this is why I work hard in school, so that I can get a real job when I'm older and be able to afford things like whistler.
  • 1 0
 thats how it works, unless you have rich parents you have to work, work, work.
  • 1 0
 Yep.
  • 2 3
 You're
  • 2 1
 will never go to whistler during crankworx place is overbusy, trail close, trail destroy, price hight.

i usually go in sept place is quiet !!)
  • 3 0
 i couldn't disagree more.....love the place at crankworx.....been there three times....20,000 people stoked to watch mtbing is awesome... i can deal with some brake bumps when im in the best place in the world to bike.
  • 1 0
 i agree with you on everything it s just the the 20 000 people that bother me !
  • 1 0
 that many people watching slopestyle on a side of a dirty hill.....if you like mtbing you have to be part of it at least once
  • 1 0
 Ride along the Great Wall, ride down the stairs at TaiShan, manual through Tienanmen square, street in Beijing, yeah.
  • 56 0
 Whistler ,coast gravity park , silver star , sun peaks , fernie , kicking horse BC bike park tour makes for one hell of a summer trip
  • 18 0
 Oh my god, you sir will visit paradise...
  • 5 0
 can i tag along?
  • 1 0
 Did that trip last summer, minus the CGP, was one epic trip and highly advised!
  • 1 0
 Pretty much my plan this summer!
  • 12 0
 BC has it made for the bike scene. Sometimes I forget how lucky we are being residents here.
  • 2 0
 Sums up my plans pretty well too. We live in the best place on earth.
  • 14 2
 Living in Chamonix, I have Pila, Verbier, Crans Montana, Saleve and the Portes Du Soleil all under an hour away. Every weekend is like a road trip. Weekdays I tend to ride locally, poach a few runs during lunch or after work. Also I head a little further out to Les Arcs, A2H and ADH but this year I want to head down to the Italian Riviera and ride around there.
  • 15 0
 Lucky bastard! Big Grin

Here is so flat Frown
  • 6 0
 Driving to Les Gets,Morzine,Chamonix in June
  • 5 0
 K-ron something similar for me. Quite the opposite to a road trip, I spent the year living in Grenoble (for uni) and soo much riding on my doorstep... Now I have no moneys and need to go work in London for the summer... But before that a week on the Italian Riviera is also the idea!
  • 3 0
 Grenoble KFC is the closest one to Chamonix, true story! I had to work in Alpe d Huez in November and had to pop in ;-) Enjoy London, get a fixie, grow a tash and be cool. Or, pop down to the Surrey Hills when ever you can and ride some dirt.
  • 2 0
 Haha you must be from England too with such insider advice like that. I lived in London last year so know a few places to ride Wink need to tone down my bike set-up to go with the tamer trails in Surrey though. Oh and the tash is on its way don't worry...
  • 2 0
 Yeah Brighton born and bred. Living over here for just under 2 years now.
  • 1 0
 Finale is supposed to be pretty good
  • 9 0
 Currently on a 2 week biking holiday in Nepal and got a road trip planned to Morzine in June. Also have a couple of weekends thrown in around the UK too.
  • 1 0
 going to morzine aswell in june
  • 3 0
 Going in Nepal...my dream!
  • 10 1
 Trestel Bike Park!!! Going twice this year from Omaha NE, worth the drive every time
  • 6 0
 I didn't even know that this existed. I will have to talk my wife into this. I'm out in the Sandhills area, so not far from you. Planning on a Fruita trip pretty soon.
  • 2 1
 livein in boulder. need to get fruita it just doesn't fit the schedule yet. say nay to responsibility. fruit looks flow as fuck
  • 2 0
 Cali and trestel hopefully this summer! Nebraska is waaayyyy flat lol
  • 2 0
 Yeah Nebraska is super flat! I moved here from NY a couple years ago and dread the mountain biking here but gotta make due
  • 3 0
 While you're in the area, give Keystone a try, too.
  • 4 0
 Steamboat is worth a day if you're near Trestle.
  • 4 1
 Trestle is the best! I'm going there and to steamboat for trips and riding crested butte all summer
  • 2 0
 Going to Colorado during the summer! Hoping to hit up every spot there. Winter Park, Keystone, Valmont, Fruita, Gunnison and Denver!!! I've never heard of SteamBoat though, how is it?
  • 1 0
 Steamboat has a new dirt jump park that just opened last fall, which I have not visited. They have a lift served park which is a couple years old now and has several really good trails and features (I'll be there a lot this summer). They also have a ton of great trail and XC rides. If the snow clears Fish Creek is a great shuttle trip if you want an increasingly gnarley rocky trail.
  • 1 0
 Paking come up to Crested Butte if you can make it! It's only twenty minutes from gunnison and we have a nice bike park with about 12 super well maintained and fun dh trails and countless Xc trails
  • 7 0
 Going to Plattekill, Whiteface, Attitash, and Highland in a one-week road trip.
  • 5 0
 Europe & Uk, 3 months, fort William world cup, Leogang world cup, Crankworx Les des alps and pretty much every trail center and bike park in between Leaving next week can not wait!
  • 1 0
 You win, sick trip!
  • 6 0
 Whistler!!! My mind will be blown.
  • 4 0
 I went there for a glorious 4 days. Your mind will be blown. Prepare for 30 minute downhill runs!
  • 1 0
 Whistler every summer!!!... Takes me 24 hours to drive there ... and whistler is worth every second of that drive!
  • 1 0
 I went a couple summers ago, eight when i started mountain biking. If i could ride it now that i am wayyyyyy better, i would be so happy
  • 3 1
 Two week in a lost chalet in Alps: (true?)freeride in big mountains with big forest,big jumps,big lines,big drift,big BBQ,big nights under the stars and of course (new)big bike!
Shredding and laughing with friends some days,alone in wild with my bike other days...
So better than heaven...
  • 2 0
 Insider secrets....
Rv companies need to get the new fleet out to various west coast dealers from midwest (usa) for summer sales season.
So, for a few months of the year, they'll give em to ya for almost nothing, and a couple weeks.(no gas)
  • 1 0
 Excellent advice - I did that in New Zealand years ago, when you call them up to book ask for an aolder model; they'll be just fine and you'll save a packet.
  • 2 0
 Starting from Florida and taking the long way to NYC to start my full-time job! Super stoked for this trip!
1. Colorado - Trestle & Bike Snowmass
2. Utah - Park City
3. California - Downieville Downhill and Northstar
4. Oregon - Funner and any other recommendations?
5. Washington - Looking for recommendations here as well
6. Canada - Whistler, Coast Gravity Park, and still looking into other places we can hit up!
  • 2 0
 Oregon has the Bend trail network (look up Central Oregon Trail Alliance), some good trails around Oakridge OR, Crawfish Trail outside Cottage Grove, Blackrock trail network/mtb area outside Falls City, AND some cool stuff up near Hood River/the Portland area. Whoop whoop!
  • 2 0
 In Oregon, check out Crawfish, Black Rock, and Raven's!
  • 2 0
 Washington. Hwy 410 shuttles is a must
  • 4 0
 Leogang -> Livigno -> Riva del Garda -> Maribor
15 days - 4000 km drive
  • 1 0
 You sir, will have one helluvagoodtime! Riva del Garda is awesome, best scenery you are going to get!
  • 2 0
 You got time? Sneak over to Wagrain and Schladming too if you are near Leogang
  • 1 0
 Weekly trip to my local small bike park resort in the south east of France called la Mouliere.
Then 10 days in l'alpe d'huez during the Megavalanche week.

Probably a week end in les Orres (around 3h and something drive from my place) in the Southern Alps.
  • 1 0
 I'm definately going to les orres this year. We arrived really late at night last year and as everyone was celebrating bastille day we couldnt find a hotel in any town within 3 hours, we slept in the van and i got really ill. Spent the next day in a hotel at the bottom of the mountains by the lake pretty much unconcious Frown
  • 3 0
 Smashed my tibia and knee last week, complicated fracture, there is no summer season for me. First prognoses are 5 to 6 months out.
  • 1 0
 Ouch.. Sorry to hear that man. At least you got PinkBike Smile Heal well.
  • 1 0
 I did my tib/fib on 2/11/13. I went too hard, too early and broke a screw, than more too hard too early led to a hypertrophic non-union. Had some fun though (e.g., riding at the Trestle Bike Park wearing my "Orhoshredic Boot" with a clip mounted to the sole). You'll heal faster than I did, because you are probably (much) younger (I am almost 55). My advice is to take it REALLY EASY until you're healed. Nothing more than rails to trails until you near 100%. If you need Advil and ice packs afterwards, DON'T DO IT. Taking it easy will speed up the entire excruciating process. Hang in there, build a bike and get ready for 2015.
  • 1 0
 Live in Steamboat, Pretty busy lil summer planned racing and working Enduros in Snowmass, Durango, Keystone, Moab, and Crested Butte. possibly Jackson Hole and on up into BC , Whistler , coast gravity..... I don't know if I'll have enough time Smile
  • 3 0
 Crested Butte is a killer town for sure! CB Bike Week and the chain less race are always a blast, I think, I never remember much after the parties there... Always leave with the biggest smile though and head to Trestle &/or Keystone. Now if I can fig a way to get to coast gravity and redeem these tix I got too
  • 2 0
 Lived in CB. Dopest little BFE town you'll find anywhere. Most laid back culture you'll come across.
  • 1 0
 Just got back from my first trip of the year... 6 hours each way to Brown County, Indiana and worth every minute of the drive. Planning on getting down to Snowshoe, WV (9 hours) at least once (probably twice), and I'm headed to the world cup in Windham, NY (10 hours) in August. I'll get a couple more in to northern Michigan (4 to 6 hours) and maybe a few over to Grand Rapids area (2 hours).

So yeah, I'd say I'm willing to drive to ride.
  • 1 0
 That's the only damn problem with Canada and the US - the huge distances. From Calgary we're surrounded by great biking, but to get to the foothills is an hours drive, to the Rockies is two hours, and tto BC is between 3 and 9 hours to Sun Peaks, Nelson, Fernie, Panorama ... and 12 hours to Whistler, I envy these lucky dogs in Europe, only a couple of hours from anywhere. At least I get a 4 day trip to Whistler for camp in June, can't wait.
  • 2 0
 I hear ya... All that being said, though, I have close to 200 miles of singletrack within an hour's drive, including a 10 mile loop that I can ride to from my house. So I'm not complaining or saying that I have to drive to get a good ride in, but I choose to drive to destination trails and DH spots and bike parks because I love it.
  • 5 0
 This is why BC is the best province in Canada hands down
  • 1 0
 Must be on wrong side of Calgary, moose mtn, west bragg ,cox hill, razors edge area can be done in 45
  • 2 0
 I was on official business for literally the entire season last year. Haven't properly ridden the DH bike in about 18 months. So you better believe I have several trips planned this year!!
  • 1 0
 West coast trip through ND to hit the 100 mile Maah Daah Hey trail in a couple days, then onwards to Montana to hit Whitefish and a few others, down through Idaho to hit whatever they have, and into Oregon, to hit Bend and a few other places.
  • 1 0
 Plenty of Moab/St. George/Fruita/Teton Pass weekends for me. Unfortunately (fortunately too), I am blowing through all my vacation time going to do Mt. Kilimanjaro and visiting Istanbul, so my planned big trip up to Whistler may be pushed to next year.
  • 1 0
 Stoked for this summer! Sold my old ghetto hardtail and picked up some full squish, have a huge summer of roadtrippin' planned. Goal is to ride at least one new trail every weekend. Whistler and other BC spots on the list, probably going to stay in the Tetons for a couple weeks, etc. etc. Siiiiick!
  • 1 0
 YES. got a mad road trip planned for the second year running. me and four mates chipped in for an old mini bus last year and drove 4500miles from the shetland islands round europe. This year we will be hitting up TIGNES, LEOGANG, CIMONE and WINTERBERG all in the same month of madness! Search Eurotriptwenty13 on facebook give us a like and see the ridiculous antics we get up to!
  • 1 0
 Thanks for posting this poll Pinkbike.com!!
Mountain biking & travel are awesome!
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  • 1 0
 not planning a road trip but have been on a constant mtb holiday the last year almost, using my passport as my fun ticket. season in les arcs, france last year, then to wales and southern Scotland, winter was approaching so went to rotorua for a while, now in Christchurch because of all the building work from earthquake damage, and some fun trails to. getting ready to leave in a few weeks with a two year visa for Canada, planning to roll into whistler for the start of the season, giddy up!!!
  • 1 0
 I'm on a road trip right now. We've spent the week in Powell River BC. The riding has been good, unfortunately for me I am recovering from breaking my patella 12 weeks ago so I have had to stay on pretty tame trails. There will no doubt be several more road trips this summer.
  • 1 0
 Landed myself a job coaching mountain biking at a summer camp in New Jersey which is only a 15 minute drive away from lift serviced downhill trails! Getting paid, albeit a rather low wage, to ride my bike for three months, can't imagine a better way to spend summer!
  • 1 0
 I thought this was something for roadies by the title. I am lucky to have a bunch of trails at my front door. But work here stinks so I am headed to greener pastures. Bringing my bikes along for the search. Lots to discover here in B.C.
  • 3 0
 Either mammoth, snow summit, or out to the dessert with some buds to blow crap up
  • 1 0
 Mammoth is SICK! But so is blowing crap up in desert. Obvious solution is to do both...
  • 2 0
 If you go to summit, all you have to do is drive 30 minutes down the hill to Johnson valley and you are in the arm pit of the Mojave desert. KABOOM BROTHER!
  • 1 0
 Please clean up ur stuff though(no glass/appliances)..so many of our shooting spots are now garbage zones. Bowling pins are fun...
  • 1 0
 Yeah! And even tho that decomposing Skeet takes like a couple years, it does in fact go away, so feel free to shoot the crap outta that anywhere. No need to leave a million cans anywhere
  • 5 0
 Coast Gravity Park dude
  • 1 0
 do they mean drive without a stop ? i mean i could make a road trip and stop on some cool spots and ride my bike and then go on and travel to the destination that is more than 20 h away
  • 2 0
 I convinced my family to go to south Wales so I'm going to Bike Park Wales and as many other rodong destinations as possible.
  • 3 0
 Pshh yeah, who needs Whistler, lovin-it-UK Wink I convinced mine to go to Scotland, and taking a detour to check out Fort William.
  • 1 0
 Nice, I went to Fort William last year and it's definitely worth hiring a downhill bike as the downhill track is very rough but still amazing.
  • 1 0
 Yeah that's the plan. Want to go over and try some of Wales out as well. Needless to say I have a list of places just not enough money! Branching out of Sheffield slowly...
  • 2 0
 Should be hitting bike park wales, the lakes and maybe even fort william. cant wait!
  • 1 0
 I live just outside the lakes and there are definitely a lot of loops worth doing with amazing technical descending. You'll definitely enjoy your self and it's well worth the trip.
  • 1 0
 Love the Lakes though yet to go up with the bike Think I need to change my answer on here from maybe to yes... UK tour planning now.
  • 3 0
 1 week in Copper Harbor Michigan and then 1 week at Snowshoe mtn west Virginia for a week of dh riding....... can't wait
  • 1 0
 I live between Milan, Turin and Genoa in Italy... I think this summer i'll go in Riviera for sure (40km), and I think Pila, or Val di Sole or Livigno for a couple of days... I've not decided yet...
  • 1 0
 Have you ridden alpi bike resort??
I was planning on stopping there on the way to pila
  • 1 0
 Sorry for the late of my response! No i never been in that resort but it's seems to be fantastic!!
  • 2 0
 If i get there i'll try and remember to let you know how good it is. Smile
  • 1 0
 Ahahaha Thanks!!! Wink
  • 1 0
 Just got home from a week in Sedona. Twelve hellish hours driving each way through ugly desert but totally worth it. Heck, I might even go back just for more Simon's Hot Dogs.
  • 2 0
 Copper Harbor, MI. Hopefully by the time I go I'll be living closer so it won't take 9 hours to get there, but I'm willing to make that journey.
  • 1 0
 Bluff Creek MTB trail, Oklahoma City, Ok!! haha... 3 miles from the house... Maybe break a few more ribs.... Also planning a trip to Kansas City, the Grand Canyon and Moab & SLC my old stomping/shredding grounds....
  • 2 0
 Lillooet. Moab, Fruita, Campbell River, Cowichan valley, Revelstoke, Verbier, Sierre, crans montana, Merano, Val Gardena and SoCal
  • 2 0
 Taking a summer sabbatical from work to ride Vancouver Island, Whistler and Nelson! I've never taken off this much time from work and I can't wait to shred the best of BC!
  • 1 0
 10 days bike packing on Greenland. Have been working pretty hard to get any company interested in a collaboration, but surprisingly (at least for me) the interest have been null.
  • 2 0
 Look forward to seeing what you turn up
  • 1 0
 I am in san diego. first hit big bear, then north * then up to whistler, then kicking horse, then down to Colorado and Utah back to big bear and broke. plan to do that senior year, I am frosh in hs.
  • 1 0
 I live in the dry, dusty, flat armpit of Texas know as the panhandle. I've got Angel Fire 4 hours away so I mainly ride there. Planning on trying Tressle, and Keystone this year as well.
  • 3 0
 Whistler, The Canyons Utah, Trestle Bike Park and some east coast spots
  • 3 0
 annual pilgrimage 24hr road trip to Morzine..
  • 2 0
 Winter down here soon so heading up to Cairns FNQ!!! Winter in Cairns is 25'c yee ha!
  • 3 0
 Megavalanche & Morzine for me and the gang... roll on July!!!
  • 2 0
 Several trips to snowshoe West Virginia and a week long stay in whistler! Gonna be a good summer! Cool
  • 2 0
 Hoping to hit up Snowshoe this summer as well can only dream of Whistler at this point but hopefully in the next couple of years. Will be hitting up Bryce Resort as well in Virginia.
  • 1 0
 Snowshoes awesome man, I love it. I'm going to be going as much as I can. As for whistler I got really lucky and blessed with that one, definitely a dream come true. How is Bryce resort? I didn't hear of that till recently and was curious what it's like.
  • 1 0
 I'm doing the trans Savoie this year so its six days of alpine single track for me. I think both me and my bike will be knackered but I can't wait
  • 1 0
 I'm going to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the down to Park City, Ut, and then later in the summer I'm gonna head up to Big Bear, CA and maybe even Santa Cruz, CA again.
  • 3 0
 Going to grandma's for milk and cookies
  • 2 0
 Blue in ontario every weekend, whiteface in new york for a week in july and whistler for a week in august
  • 1 0
 How is blue mountain? I was wondering if it is worth the 10h drive...
  • 1 0
 Video of geoff gulevich riding one of the trails http://www.pinkbike.com/video/335792/

I drive 3 hours once a week. Dont know if i would drive 10 hours though.

The runs are short 2 to 5 minutes, good variety technical rocky rooty trails, fast flowy trails , and easy trails
  • 1 0
 Looks fun, that video is better than the other ones I saw. I guess I'll stop for a day during a road trip to copper harbor. Thanks.
  • 1 0
 So far this year, Santa Cruz and Sedona 2x, to come snow summit, mammoth, North Star, prob Bellingham/Squamish/whistler againSmile . Life is good!
  • 2 3
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  • 1 0
 I'm spending the summer in Hinterglemm working in a hotel. Should get a couple hours riding in every day + 1 day off a week. Not costing me a penny (y)
  • 1 0
 Highland MTB park seeing as it's only 30 minutes from my house. Also planning on a trip to Colorado, Utah, and Arizona in August!
  • 1 0
 Headed to Angelfire in June for nationals!! Colorado on the way there! Then Summer Gravity Camp at Whistler in July! And cruising B.C!
  • 1 0
 MBO- Mountain Bike Oregon is a top shelf event and Oakridge a worthy destination. Guided? Well, it's convenient when you break your leg. We'll be there again in August.
  • 1 0
 Wish I could get back to NZ in the close future... Maybe after un Frown , however the riding in the UK/Europe can't be sniffed at! So I can't complain
  • 1 0
 Wish I could get back to NZ in the close future... Maybe after un Frown , however the riding in the UK/Europe can't be sniffed at! So I can't complain
  • 2 0
 You should all come to Madeira Islands in Portugal. Have a look at FreerideMadeira!!!!
  • 1 0
 selling my bike after uni, anf going to whistler for 10 days and buying a pimped tr500 out there, the whole trip will cost the same as just the bike here in blighty!
  • 2 0
 Albertans need to make a lot of these!
  • 1 0
 Whistler, mammoth, snow summit, and the coast gravity park......my dream summer
  • 1 0
 Hoping to hit up my local resort Northstar. The trick is building a bike ASAP!
  • 1 0
 mt buller this weekend, planning a queenstown trip for january next year too!
  • 1 0
 Duthie, Whistler, silverstar, kicking horse, Nelson... Then off to college :/.....should be RAD as always
  • 1 0
 3 weeks in Austry with the whole family (wife, 3 sons and dog) and I am going to ride every 2e day!
  • 2 0
 I wish I was not so poor Frown
  • 2 0
 Spontaneous road trips are always the best.
  • 1 0
 For me it seems like it either will be NYC or Beijng. Both will be a mix of work and cycling.
  • 1 0
 August I begin my Royal Navy Clearance diver course Smile next year ill be planning an awesome trip Smile
  • 1 0
 Whistler if the funds are there....if not Colorado spots it is! Trestle, granby, vail, etc
  • 2 0
 2 weeks at angel fire !!!!!!!!!!! : D !!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 ...and a LONG ass drive to get there from N.H.
  • 1 0
 DUDE SAME!!!
  • 1 0
 Going to fruita then Moab next week got two weeks to burn then trestle for the summer because I live a block from the base
  • 1 0
 3-day road trip around Scotland in May and most likely Morzine around June for the first time in my life. Can't wait!
  • 1 0
 Trip up the west coast, lake isabella, santa cruz, norcal, then on to BC and hopefully Whistler!
  • 1 0
 Spring fever… I stayed up late last night looking at maps of the Crested Butte area.
  • 1 0
 7 days in Moab followed by 7 days in Durango in May/June

8 days in Oregon in September
  • 1 0
 Mountain Bike Oregon in August. It should be a blast on some of the best XC ans AM trails in the world!
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 I ain't going anywhere apart from my local trails...but les alps is the future for me....if my missus an son let me
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 4 days in Ubaye France. It will be a trip with everything in backpack and sleeping in refuges.
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 mt st anne world cup. ride my bike in the morn, then watch how the pros do it in the afternoon!
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 CGP, peaks and ss, whistler day trips weekday evenings Seymour and fromme. It's not my fault.
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 Hopefully Hafjell in Norway. It'll be damn expensive, but I want to go for at least 4-5 days.
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 Fruita/Moab/Crested Butte in September..this would be my sixth trip - like a yearly pilgrimage.
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 Leaving next Thursday for a 5 week road trip. Santa Cruz, Sedona, Utah and Tahoe/Downieville. So stoked!
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 On it already. El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras. Hard at work filming!
Trust me, it's difficult!
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 first holiday in 8 years(single dad).....got babysitter for 2 weeks in june....going to passport du soleil with my mates!
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 From San Francisco:
1. Ashland
2. Bend
3. Black Rock
4. North Shore
5. Whistler!
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 Finale Ligure 26/7 - 3/8. Going to be hot and lovely, but take the 224 or the 5???
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 Come and see us in MTB Aventures for great trips in Andorra
www.mtbaventures.com

See U
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 Don't forget, as it pertains to road trips, the journey is half of the adventure.
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 "How long would you drive to reach a trail like this?"
That trail ends a few hundred meters from my house Smile
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 desert pilgrimage, repeat twice yearly...
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 Leogang, hopefully
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 in austria there are far better bikeparks then leogang. leogang is so crowded and the breaking bumps are immediately there
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 wich one is better ?
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 For example Schladming, it's technically, flowy and you can gain real speed. There are hardly any people there, so you don't have to wait longer than 1 minute for the cable car. Also in Saalbach the X-Line is really demanding, but it is really awesome. Sure, if you want to have dirts, the only real bikepark in austria is leogang, but if you like to go downhill then it's better to search for another one
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 Thanks for your quick replySmile i like to ride DH with roots and stones but of cours i like it when the course got a nice flowSmile
i don´t like it if the park is to much crowded. thx maybe i try Schladming this yearSmile
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 I really recommend Schladming, because you get all what you need.
Also Spicak in the Czech Republik is really awesome!
The trails at the lake garda are the best i have ridden in my life, but i am only 17 now :-D
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 i was ther the last 2 years( lake garda) wich trial did u ride ?
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 Pamsi, thanks for the feedback, but I'm going with a few friends from various disciplines, so we need a bikepark with all sorts of trails, not only downhill.
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 @HundredPerCent i rode the hammer, anaconda, and 601 from the top, which did you ride?

ok then i understand your choice! ;-)
it's a pity that no other park in austria has possibilities for all these disciplines, because then leogang wouldn't be so crowded.
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 Come see us here, austrian-alps.com you are central for Waqrain, Schladming, Leogang and Saalbach. Happy to show you around.
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 Downieville, Mr toads ,northstar and auburn...1 epic chill trip
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 Chatel - Alps! Morzine, Les Gets, Champery... Mega
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 Get yourself to Pila aswell, 10000 times better than the middle-age-man-with-too-much-money-and-not-enough-skill filled slopes of morzine and les gets
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 Flying to the pyrenees,,,, happydays,
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 Driving from the UK to Morzine for the Passporte du Soleil...
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 what about a voting option for 24+ hours flying/driving!
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 already done, went to queenstown. boom.
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flag seraph (Apr 18, 2014 at 2:00) (Below Threshold)
 So you have a time machine? Because summer hasn't happened yet.
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 Can you remember what's a bit different about summer in New Zealand?
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flag seraph (Apr 18, 2014 at 10:16) (Below Threshold)
 I don't live in New Zealand, so no.
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 Ok, who can explain to him the learnt-at-school thing about the southern hemisphere? ;-)
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 I'm not sure what grade they mentioned it in, but if it was in elementary school then it's been between 19 and 25 years since I was in any of those grades. You'll forgive me for not remembering every little useless detail I learned.
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 Rampage site. Been waiting way too long. The time is now!
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 There will be no Red Bull Rampage this year.
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 Rampage is September 28th this year.
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 Just checked and you are right. I really remembered like they were not planning to do one, and have another big event as the ender of the FMB Tour instead?
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 That's cool, I think Rampage at this point has become the Event, meaning that even non-riders look forward to it. I'm actually having a Rampage Party this year at my house, it's better than the Superbowl in my opinion. Now if we could get everything Televised through out the season, but I guess one thing at a time.
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 As weird as it may sound, I'm not going for the contest. There are some hits in there that have been haunting me for years, and it's time to put those demons to bed. +1 though for the Rampage Party, I'm doing the same thing come contest time!
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 That's Awesome! It alway's feels good to to conquer something that has been haunting you for years. I hope to one day go to Rampage but to watch, I know my riding abilities and right now I only dream of riding what's there.
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 Driving from UK to south of France and riding in Sospel area
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 leogang for the second time Smile 12 hour drive but its worth it
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 ANDORRA!!!
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 This. Going for a week, never been there before. Approx. 15hr drive inc. euro tunnel.
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 you'll love it!
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 Make sure your fuel tank is low when you get into andorra. We filled my van up for 60 odd quid because its cost about 80p a litre Wink
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 true. Ride the route 66 and the avalanche track also. Camping xixerella is perfect, there is even a trail that finishes in the campsite.
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 road trips done already wellington nelson and queenstown!
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 Austria for me. Schladming and Saalbach. Both Awesome and quiet.
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 Blue mountain and a few Xc races for a start.
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 1 x campervan, 2 x weeks in Morzine..... 99 x mutzig :-)
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 coast gravity park, Kootenays, Cariboo
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 SGC in July!
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 Same!
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 Dude what week are you headed up?
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 Driving from the UK around France Italy for 2 weeks with unaaay
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 It is summer in so cal and summit is open today wooooohooooo!
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 Mt.St.Anne World Cup. and Kingdom Trails....
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 Hopefully make my yearly trip to Moab.
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 rules of the road trip: gas, grass or ass... no one rides for free
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 4 weeks in the alps. Gonna be great, as it always is.
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 Just got back from riding 3 days on the shore and squeamish. Epic trip
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 Black Rock, Black Rock & more Black Rock.
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 Moving to whistler for the summer Big Grin ... and Im 16..

f*ck YEAH
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 Hanging out in Crested Butte with occasional trips to Fruita/Moab
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 Winterberg for me in July . Get in!
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 Peru in June... just sayin.
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 Bromont 1 hrs drive,st Anne 2h30, highland 4 hrs...not That bad
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 Not this year but someday I will go on a MTB trip its my dream!
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 Portes Du Soleil!
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 winter is here for us
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 Going to chatel in July
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