10 Best Mt Biking Spots in New England

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    10 Best Mt Biking Spots in New England

    According to the Boston Globe anyway:



    http://www.boston.com/travel/explore...untain_biking/
    Last edited by wa-loaf; Oct 5, 2009 at 3:02 PM. Reason: CT actually did make the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    According to the Boston Globe anyway:

    http://www.boston.com/travel/explore...untain_biking/
    what a crock of #$&* that list is. Its obvious that who ever put that list together is a spandex clad XC rider that doesnt like technical riding. The obvious glaring omissions are:

    Lynn Woods, Ma
    Holyoke Range State Forest, Ma
    Vietnam, Ma
    Case Mt, Ct
    DAR St Forest, Ma
    Highland Bike Park, NH
    Mt Snow, VT

    The only spot on that list I have not ridden is Vietnam, and I am hoping to change that soon.

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    The only place on that list I have ridden is Bradbury State Park, but I ride there regularly and they do have some awesome singletrack. Definitely worth checking out for anyone that lives in or visits Southern Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    what a crock of #$&* that list is. Its obvious that who ever put that list together is a spandex clad XC rider that doesnt like technical riding.
    Just as the majority of the general skier population prefers groomed corduroy, I suspect the majority of the MTB population prefers smooth, flowy singletrack...
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    All these lists are a bit of a joke as it is unlikely someone has ridden every trail in New England. In defense of the list, Pachaug & Arcadia do have great riding for wide range of abilities. I was surprised stuff like Little Ascutney, Phen Basin, Waterbury, or Otis didn't make the list. The carriage paths at Acadia NP do suck for mountain biking if you are over 8 years old or under 75.

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    I think i counted 6-7 systems out of 10 where i biked once at least.

    That said, there are OFFICIAL mountain biking areas where you can get a map and info at the local tourism office. You can't get a map of Waterbury or directions from the tourist kiosque in Stowe or Waterbury...

    So for official areas with dedicated maps and info, i think it's not so bad...

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    The Carriage Road System in Acadia is awesome but they are grave/dirt mostly flat roads, not mountain biking.
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    lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ski_resort_observer View Post
    The Carriage Road System in Acadia is awesome but they are grave/dirt mostly flat roads, not mountain biking.
    +1. Great for daily riding with the Girlfriend but nothing I would consider "mountain biking". Last time I was up there, I found a small trail here and there but the Carriage Roads are no single track.

    Bear Book is supposed to be rad. (yes, I said rad) I haven't had the time to get down there yet. KT has been reviewed a bunch of times and I love Bradbury. Awesome and can be quite technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    lol.
    You should be happy, Millstone is in 2nd place!

    I do understand that most "riders" won't be riding much of these because there are way more better trails out there... but thinking from the "tourism-standpoint", don't you think it's fair to point these 10 outs?

    hey, it will keep the queebs away from Stowe!

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