Travel Tuesday is presented by Visit Tallahassee

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Simply enter your name below and click "Enter" for your chance to win a trip for two adults to Tallahassee, Florida.

Prize Details

Not all of Florida is flat! With hundreds of miles of trails ranging from exhilarating single-track to challenging technical rides, Tallahassee offers excitement for riders of all skill levels. Learn more about Tallahassee here.




What’s included:

• $500 – travel voucher (for flight or fuel)
• $600 – 3 night stay at Holiday Inn Tallahassee East Capitol-Univ
• $1000 – Gift card to Epic Bikes including bike rental (for 2 people for 3 days), bike tune-up and hydrodynamic chain lube & 2 trail rides (20-30 miles each day) with a local guide from TMBA
• $500 Visa gift card – to be used at local breweries, restaurants & coffee shops
• Visit Tallahassee swag bag
• Total prize value = $2,600 USD

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The winner of this prize is @zballmtb. Congratulations to @zballmtb!
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Contest Terms and Conditions

**August 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) to August 16, 2022 at 11:59 AM PST (the “Contest Period”)
***Contest is open to residents of the US only. Must be 18 years or older at the time of travel. Must be eligible to travel within the US.

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Member since Jul 22, 2013
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 As a Floridian, I'll say this about our trails: the key is having low expectations. Every time a friend visits, they're always surprised at the quality of trails because they expect garbage. But no one would make a special trip here to ride. A positive about riding here - you have to pedal constantly and it keeps you fit. I find whenever I travel, I tend have less trouble with the elevation than the locals. It's the same as surfing, if you can get good here, you can be good anywhere.
  • 5 0
 As a long term FLA visitor (from BC Canada) I agree with a lot of truths in your comment. Question -> How would you compare the Tallahassee trail systems (Tomb Brown etc) to the other big FLA systems like Santos etc?
  • 3 0
 @CDT77: I live in Tampa, Florida, and it has been years since I've been up to Tallahassee to ride. The trails were fun when I was there. From what I recall Tom Brown is less sandy than a lot of the other trail systems and has a few small natural hills. As you probably know, those aren't too common down here. Videos online show a lot more man-made features than I recall being there, so that's a bonus if you're into that. I wouldn't plan a trip to Tallahassee just to ride, but if I were going there, I'd bring a bike.
  • 2 0
 @Counsel: I walked some of Tom Brown last I was there - and it seemed to offer slightly better dirt / elevation than back in central FLA. If riding was the sole factor in deciding where to move in FLA - I think I'd opt for Tallahassee over Santos / ABC's to be honest. But your right - its not good enough to justify a (long) trip if riding sick trails is / was the goal.
  • 3 0
 Pretty good summary. Speed is your friend for fun on trails here and so fitness is key! I've used my fitness/skills learned here in riding and surfing and traveled the world. Unfortunately the surf part is nearly impossible anymore...pretty much zero surf in the past year!
  • 3 0
 @CDT77: I've been riding Santos for over twenty years..Santos is big..lots of variety. Some really good stuff.
I've been going to Tom Brown more in the past year and I was very surprised! Not as big, but...more elevation...some techy/rocky stuff to get some skills going...a few areas where you can open up and get some speed...jumps course...some really nice vistas. I went there after a trip to North Carolina a few weeks prior and the terrain is fairly similar..just not as much elevation(obviously), but...plenty of fun.
There's also a pump track and an RC car track!
  • 2 0
 @GlassGuy: Same here. Rode NC and North GA.. and passed thru Tally (on foot only tho). It seemed to be a mini-micro NC. I've also ridden Santo's but TBH.. was underwhelmed - its the one place in FLA where my expectations were apparently unreasonably high. That being said - its super that Santos exists at all, the stoke is extremely high there!
  • 3 0
 Agree with everyone's comments. Tallahassee has a bit more overall elevation change (compared to the rest of FL, but still less than just about anywhere else on earth.) Tom Brown does have a velosolutions pump track and a cool jump line, but Santos has more big manmade stuff. I think the dirt is probably better in Tallahassee (a lot of red clay) but Santos is an old limestone quarry so the parts that aren't sandy are like concrete. It's like that as well in Alafia down below Orlando. It's all basically XC but if you can keep you motor on boil and maintain speed, there's flow and grip to be found.
  • 2 0
 @gtill9000 accurate on all counts. Florida trails are pretty nice. But if I lived out of state, mountain biking here would probably be just a curiosity to mix in with other Florida activities if I visited. Also, Tom Brown is a nice change from Santos and the ABC trails. I like to camp at Newport and check out the St. Marks lighthouse in the evening. A dip in the springs is nice, too, on a blazing hot day.
  • 1 0
 As a local Floridian I couldn’t agree more!
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 @CDT77: The biggest difference is rocks pretty much do not exist at Tom Brown due to the geography, so tech is limited compared to other trails like Santos or Alafia. It's a clay/sand base. Tech at Tom Brown is primarily roots and manmade features. If you are into XC riding, Tom Brown is one of the better spots in Florida because of the flowy nature - some of the trails in the Southern portion of the state are basically sprinting corner to corner, so average speed is lower.
  • 1 0
 I'll be visiting Tallahassee later this month. I bring the bikes along when ever I attend a FSU football game. Started my mountain biking adventure in the 90's in Tally as an undergrad. It's been a few years since I've been back. I look forward to checking out their new velosolutions pump track and skills area. Tom Brown, Cadillac, Red Bug, Lake Overstreet, Munson Hills, Fern Trail. I miss riding those trails daily after class.
  • 2 0
 Don't everyone click enter all at once.
  • 5 3
 Hard pass
  • 1 0
 Uh.... You said I won the Snowshoe trip..not this1

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