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VIDEO: City Built Brewing Company-One of Our Favorite Breweries

By Mark Deering / February 13, 2024 /

City Built Brewing is one of the best places to grab a drink and food in downtown Grand Rapids. They’ve become our hub for hangouts after our Thursday night city rides and are the newest sponsor of our cycling team! We were beyond excited to get a backstage pass to one of our favorite breweries…

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Best Bike Shops of West Michigan-Freewheeler Bike Shop

By Mark Deering / February 2, 2024 /

We had the pleasure of taking a tour of Freewheeler Bike Shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a cycling team owner, I wanted to work with the best in town when it came to selection, customer service, and support and Freewheeler has all of that! They are known for their vast inventory and creativeness of…

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Best West Michigan Fat Bike Trails!

By Mark Deering / December 6, 2023 /

It’s an interesting time of year when we sit between putting the mountain bike away and waiting for snow so we can start fat bike season! Snow seems to be out of the picture for the moment, but that can’t stop us from thinking about our favorite fat biking spots while doing the snow dance!…

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Why You Should Hike The North Country Trail

By Mark Deering / November 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Why You Should Hike The North Country Trail

The North Country Trail (NCT) is one of the top destination trails in the United States. Similar in prestige to the Appalachian or Continental Divide, the North Country Trail is one of those bucket list hikes. It is the longest continuous hiking trail in the United States spanning 4,800 miles and covers 8 states from…

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Another World-Exploring Salt Lake City and Moab, Utah

By Katy Wolffis / September 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Another World-Exploring Salt Lake City and Moab, Utah

Our family has decided that for me and my siblings’ 30th birthdays, the birthday kid gets to plan a trip. Mine was going to Chincoteague-which was a surprise to me and fulfilled a childhood dream of mine. This year, it was my brother’s turn, and he chose Utah. Both of my siblings have been to…

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(Video) Our Top Mountain Bike Trails in Michigan for 2023!

By Mark Deering / July 17, 2023 / Comments Off on (Video) Our Top Mountain Bike Trails in Michigan for 2023!

Michigan may be renowned for its lakes and forests, but hidden within its scenic landscapes are some exhilarating mountain bike trails waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner seeking new challenges, the diverse terrain and breathtaking views offered by Michigan’s trails will leave you craving more. We’ve been riding all…

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Our Favorite Waterfalls

By Mark Deering / June 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Our Favorite Waterfalls

When traveling, we look for spots that have all-around fun and scenery to explore. We like experiencing everything from hiking, off-roading, cycling, kayaking, white water rafting, camping, and more when we travel. Usually, there is a main reason we head to a certain area, but we don’t want to miss out on exploring what other…

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4 hours in Arches National Park

By Katy Wolffis / May 11, 2023 / Comments Off on 4 hours in Arches National Park

National Parks are the gems of America. They are uniquely American. There really aren’t other places in the world where huge swaths of the natural landscape are preserved for tourists to enjoy in an accessible way. The idea of preserving these amazing natural wonders is part of the conservative mindset that many Americans have when…

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Kanuga Bike Park-Fun for all Riders

By Mark Deering / April 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Kanuga Bike Park-Fun for all Riders

Every March a group of us Michiganders head down south to find some warmer weather and ride some old favorites and try some new favorites! Day 3 of our trip brought us to Kanuga Bike Park in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This place is amazing, a mountain biker’s dream! There is something for every skill level…

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Black Mountain Trail-Rookie Mistake-Pisgah

By Mark Deering / April 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Black Mountain Trail-Rookie Mistake-Pisgah

Day two in Brevard brought us to Pisgah National Forest and Black Mountain Trail. Needed to make a quick run to the local bike shop, The Hub, for a new dropper post before hitting the trail. Awesome bike shop and the employees are experts in the area! Always make friends with the local bike shops…

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