Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 19th, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Southern Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District is currently in the planning process for a potential future hazardous fuels reduction project to take place in the next 2-5 years. The project aims to reduce wildland fire risk and severity by preventative measures such as prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Falling within the NEPA process, the USFS is in the …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 12th, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 5th, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 29, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 22, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 15, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 8, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 1, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 24, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 17, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 10, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 3, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: May 27, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: May 20, 2019

Thank You!! GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and …

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Kicking Off the 2019 MBT Trail Fund!

Even though the snow continues to fall this April, we’ve laid out an ambitious summer trail work schedule here in the Tetons. We’ve put volunteer days on the calendar, have purchased new tools and tuned up our existing ones, written grants, secured permits and drawn up plans. It’s gonna be a great 2019 for trails! As one of the only …

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A Report from the 2019 Sustainable Trails Conference

MBT Trail Coordinator Chris Brule – It’s midnight, I pull up to the motel I booked for the next three nights. After witnessing uncomfortable interactions in front of my door, I proceed into my non-smoking room, repulsed by smells of cigarettes, dirty laundry and mildew. Skeptical, to say the least, I quickly found another hotel. Lesson one learned on my …

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Five Bills For Better Mountain Biking Need Your Help!

Congress is working on a package of outdoor recreation bills, many of which the national mountain bike community (People for Bikes, IMBA, etc.) has helped craft and has advocated for throughout this legislative session. It’s time to get these bills across the finish line. Please contact your representatives and tell them time is running out—you demand action for outdoor recreation! …

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MBT 2018 Year-End Report & Goals

Thanks to you all and sincerest thanks for the trust and partnership of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the City of Driggs, the City of Victor and the Town of Jackson. The trails we ride, build and maintain are administered by these folks and we’re only able to exist and thrive with their cooperation. We’re trying to raise …

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Horseshoe Canyon Trails Seasonal Closure and Survey Results

Horseshoe Canyon Winter Closure From Friday, November 30, 2018 – April 15, 2019, the Horseshoe Canyon Area will be CLOSED to all non-motorized and motorized recreation (this includes horses, bikes, hiking, dirt bikes, skis, etc. while snowmobiles are allowed only on designated routes including the Old Horseshoe Road & Packsaddle Road). For details, check out the USFS official Winter Travel …

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2018 Year-End Trail Crew Report and Survey

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: October 8, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Win 2 VIP Experience Passes to Red Bull Rampage!

We’ve had a tremendous summer here in the Tetons, filled with events, rides, repaired trails and fresh new trails.  Our Annual Trail Maintenance program is winding down for the season and the Blair Drive Bike Park project has just about wrapped up. BUT… We still need your help in making sure these projects get fully funded. We have been presented a super fun …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: October 1, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: September 17, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund to Protect Places We Ride!

Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has helped create trailheads, parks, mountain bike trails and other great outdoor recreation opportunities to enjoy all across the country. Eight IMBA EPICS, from Arkansas to Montana to Wisconsin, have been made possible through LWCF funding. LWCF is a popular, bipartisan program that reinvests royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: September 10, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 27, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 20, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 13, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 6, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 30, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 23, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 16, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Mountain Biking in The Palisades, Teton County WPLI **UPDATE**

Background: What does this mean for me and mountain biking? As one of eight participating counties in the state, the Teton County Board of Commissioners appointed the Teton County WPLI Advisory Committee in October 2016. The Board selected Amanda Carey to represent mountain bike stakeholders in Teton County, alongside a diverse group of 18 representatives from other interests (recreation, conservation, …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 9, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 2, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 25, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 18, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Blair Drive Kids Pump Track

A 1/2 mile singletrack trail leading to a one-of-a-kind skills loop along Blair Drive in Jackson, Wyoming. The Blair Drive Kids’ Bike Loop will provide an awesome opportunity near the school, accessible by the community pathways system that would enable kids of all ages to develop mountain bike skills from an early age and allow whole families to enjoy cycling in a safe, traffic-free environment.

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 11, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: June 4, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: May 28, 2018

Thank You! GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support of all the individual donors who have helped get these guys off and running this season! As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and pledge a few bucks …

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Lions and Tigers and Bears!

See a Big Cat? Remember these keys: DO NOT RUN OR SPRINT AWAY ON YOUR BIKE If you are with small kids, pick them up without bending over or turning your back on the lion Remain facing the lion and slowly back away. LEAVE THE LION AN ESCAPE ROUTE Try to appear as large as possible (lift your bike over …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: May 21, 2018

Thank You! We owe a huge thanks to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District. Our local reps, District Ranger Jay Pence, Recreation Specialist Joe McFarlane and Trails Program Manager Scott Bossell have all been instrumental in planning for our trail work in 2018! Giant thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support …

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2017 Trails Report

Thank You We owe a huge thanks to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District. Our local reps, District Ranger Jay Pence, Recreation Specialist Joe McFarlane and Trails Program Manager Scott Bossell have all been instrumental in our trail work in 2017 and we’re excited to work closely with them again in 2018! Giant thanks to Alec, Chris and …

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Mountain Biking in The Palisades, WPLI

What does this mean for me and mountain biking? As one of eight participating counties in the state, the Teton County Board of Commissioners appointed the Teton County WPLI Advisory Committee in October 2016. The Board selected Amanda Carey to represent mountain bike stakeholders in Teton County, alongside a diverse group of 18 representatives from other interests (recreation, conservation, wildlife, …

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Welcome Tony Ferlisi

Pretty much right off the bat, the amazing things happening with mountain biking in our region began to come into focus: from long-fostered community relationships, to fundamental on-the-ground trail projects to groundbreaking youth mountain bike programs. So much to be proud of and even more to look forward to. A little background: I was born and raised in the land …

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Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Access at Risk

Background The Custer Gallatin National Forest (CGNF) in Southwest Montana is currently revising their Forest Plan, a process that last took place in the mid-80s. This planning results in guidance for management across the entire Forest for years to come. Although the plan does not address particular trails or routes, it does address the particular types of uses that will …

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Eclipse Poster Available Now!

Check out this rad photo that Noah Wetzel Photo captured of MBT Trail Crew member Chris Brule getting rowdy during the eclipse! All proceeds from the sales of this beautiful 16″ x 20″ poster are generously being donated by Mountain Flyer Magazine to support Mountain Bike the Tetons. Get your poster now by clicking here!

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Comment On the Teton Canyon Trailhead, Campground, & Dispersed Recreation Improvements

The Teton Basin Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is seeking public comments on the proposed Teton Canyon Trailhead, Campground, & Dispersed Recreation Improvements Project. This project is a response to an increase in demand for dispersed camping opportunities, day recreation opportunities, and trailhead congestion while providing for visitor safety, protection of municipal water infrastructure, and preserving watershed and …

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2017 Tin Cup Grant Awarded

From Teton County News “The numbers revealed that it was a banner year for donations. One out of every four households in Teton Valley participated in giving, totaling 986 donors. The median gift per household was $250, which is a 39 percent increase over last year. During the giving period, $1,538,727 was raised, which is a 22 percent increase.” The …

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Teton and Big Hole Mountains Adventure Map

High peaks, peaceful valleys, and abundant wildlife attract adventurers to this part of the country who are looking for excitement and serenity. The Teton Valley offers the peaceful pleasures of yesterday as it is less developed than its sister city of Jackson. While providing similar access to the regions towering peaks, mountain lakes, and numerous trails, this area allows you …

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Driggs 5th Street Park Trail Project

8/31/17 Update On July 15th, Jim Sadauckas began flagging and clearing the advanced Green loop. With the help of the trail crew and a few dedicated volunteers, the trail began to take shape over the next couple weeks. All of that hard work and the trail is now ridable. We will be completing a few features over the remainder of …

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Youth Cycling League, Public Discussion Meeting

With the surge in popularity of balance bikes, we are seeing children learning to ride bikes soon after walking. Kids are interested in becoming more skilled at a younger age and would greatly benefit from a program to teach bike safety, etiquette, and riding skills. The Teton area is lacking programs for young cyclists and the creation of a youth …

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July Trail Work Update

From the Trail Crew desk: July 17, 2017 First, our big news: we have hired Maintenance Monday regular Tyler Nelson as our third trail crew member. Tyler is finishing up his previous job at Grand Teton Brewery and will join us on the trail sometime this week. He was hired with funds from our recently awarded National Forest System Trail Stewardship Grant. Welcome, …

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Join Sprockids

Teton Region Youth Mountain Bike Program Teton Valley 2019 Dates & Locations Parents are responsible for transportation to each ride day. Links in the locations below will help you find these trail heads. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Victor Bike Park (6 – 8) Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Victor Bike Park (9 – 11) Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – …

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Tin Cup 2017 Recap

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who donated! Between May 19th and July 21st, 2017, 105 donors gave to Mountain Bike the Tetons through the Tin Cup Challenge. Totaling $21,170.80, your donations will be matched by the amazing Community Foundation of Teton Valley. They will directly fund trail advocacy, maintenance, and program development, further enhancing recreational & economic …

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MBT Annual Report

Dear Friends, 2015 was a pivotal year for Mountain Bike the Tetons. As I look back on my first year as Executive Director, I’m so pleased to see how far our organization has come, and I’m excited and energized to keep the momentum rolling into 2016. Community support has fueled our successes. Whether you moved dirt during a Maintenance Monday …

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Teton Region Silver-level IMBA Ride Center

In 2014, Teton Region was granted Silver Level Ride Center status by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, a designation representing IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Riders in the Teton Region have to make some tough decisions about which of the dozens of amazing trails to ride. The Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole …

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Maintenance Mondays

What are Maintenance Mondays? Mountain Bike the Tetons started the Maintenance Monday program to encourage volunteer trail work and to address existing maintenance needs on Teton Valley trails. Recognizing that most of us like to ride on the weekends and, truth be told, not many of us can swing a tool for more than a couple of hours, MBT holds these …

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Mail Cabin Reroute Project

In 2014, Mountain Bike the Tetons secured a grant from 1% for the Tetons to design and dig a massive reroute to replace the existing fall line trail up to Windy Ridge, knowing this hike-a-bike was keeping many riders from enjoying this otherwise phenomenal ride. This fall line trail was deeply eroded and therefore depositing sediment directly into Mail Cabin …

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Proposed Victor BLM Trails

8/31/17 Update From Monica Zimmerman: “We had a graduate student here for 3 weeks in July reviewing the public comments and starting to draft the management alternatives.  She is working on them now and will get them back to me to review with our team.  Hopefully, we can get them out to the public for comment by October.” Be on …

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Wydaho Rendezvous MTB Festival & Super D Race

We’re less than a week away from the 5th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival which takes place at Grand Targhee Resort from August 29th – September 1st over Labor Day weekend. This year’s festival looks to be bigger than ever with demo booths from ten different bike companies. I also hear registration is up significantly over last year. Maybe …

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Southern Valley Recreation Project

8/31/17 Update The trail crew began scouting the Pole Canyon connector earlier this Spring and the flagging was approved by Scott Bossell of the Teton Basin Ranger District the first week of August. On August 6th, 40 volunteers organized by Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, a Forest Service crew, and MBT’s trail crew collaborated in memory of AJ Linnell to …

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Around The Block

After the trip I’d taken the previous year, I wasn’t prepared to spend more than a few hours at a time behind the wheel, so I charted a course around the block that would take me to visit some old friends and a few new riding destinations. First stop was Logan, UT where several good friends of mine call home. …

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Amanda Carey Hired as New MBT Executive Director

“Each of us at Mountain Bike the Tetons is thrilled to have Amanda join us to lead our operational efforts,” said MBT Board Chair David Treinis. “Our Board and membership have invested well over a year carefully developing strategies to best maintain and further develop our extraordinary trail system. We want to see the Tetons become a world-class destination riding …

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2014 Lost Trail Bike Fest

A couple of weeks back Mitch and I took a quick four hour drive up to the Idaho/Montana border where we met Chris and Troy to do some riding at the Lost Trail Bike Fest. The LTBF is still in its infancy, this year being the second annual occurrence of the event. Jointly organized by Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclistand the Salmon …

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Angle of Repose: Jackson Hole bike trails

This story originally ran in the June issue of Bike BY KIM CROSS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY GOODRICH THE CRUX OF LITHIUM is a cheese-grater outcrop of limestone, steep and exposed, on a rib of the Tetons. It is the pivotal moment of a downhill trail that plunges, loose and raw, through Bridger-Teton National Forest. The man who built this illegal ride …

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Southern Valley Trails Project

Originally reported by Scott Stunz, TVN The City of Victor is asking the forest service for permission to build 15 miles of new trails emanating from the Mike Harris trailhead half of a mile south of town. The Southern Valley Trails Project [SVTP] was first initiated in 2010 to conduct a formal study of public demand for trails. Former Mayor …

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Cliff Creek

This weekend Chris and I did some biking near Hoback Junction, or as the bumper stickers for sale at the market there refer to it, Hoback Nation. I’d been wanting to ride Cliff Creek and Chris suggested hitting up Granite Hot Springs and camping out there so I packed up Clark dog and the tent and we headed south of …

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Perma-Grin | Otter Slide

Over the last few weeks I’ve ridden the loops in Rick’s Basin several times. I hadn’t been out there all summer until just recently but it’s been nice to get a quick and easy pedal in after work. Also, I needed to see the improvements made to the Rick’s Basin trail and to check out the new Perma-Grin loop. Last …

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Grand Targhee Wydaho Super D Race Course Preview

Just a couple of weeks left until the 4th annual Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival. This year it kicks off on Friday August 30th and runs through Monday September 2nd with four days of clinics, rides, races and events events. This time around Grand Targhee Resort will be hosting the festival along with several races including last year’s very popular …

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Rocky Peak

Last week Alex, Chris and I went for a ride on Pine Creek Pass. I’ve been wanting to check this trail out since seeing it on a Forest Service map a while back and talked those guys into exploring it with me. Prior to the ride, I couldn’t find any details on the trail. Nobody I asked had ridden it …

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Grove Creek | Drake Creek

Last week Kinney and I checked out the Grove Creek to Drake Creek Ride in the southern end of the Big Holes. I had never ridden these before but gathered from reading a few descriptions and talking to several people who had ridden them, that there would be some hiking involved. Pushing bikes up steep hills is typically not my …

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The Tetons – Yeti Cycles

Colorado’s Yeti Cycles recently paid a visit to the Tetons and had this to say about our awesome backyard: “A land largely unaffected by the progress of man, the Tetons Range and the surrounding areas are a pristine ecosystem inhabited by a vast diversity of wildlife spreading across multiple national parks. Uninhibited by foothills on the eastern side the range …

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Mountain Biking’s Best Kept Secret: Teton Valley

By Tim Adams Reproduced with permission from Cycling Utah A community of roughly 8,000 people. Teton Valley for decades was best known for its agriculture, world class fly fishing, hiking/camping, and 500″ of “cold smoke” powder skiing annually at the Grand Targhee Resort. Teton Valley is also home to a network of approximately 400 miles of trails (about half of …

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38 Special | Mill Creek

Last Saturday I took a ride after work with a crew from Habitat/Targhee. From the ‘ghee we pedaled up the Powder Reserve Traverse towards Lightning Ridge and kept going up Peaked Mountain. After hanging out for a while at the top of the descent we dropped into .38 Special which was just barely cut in last fall but is already …

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Munger Mountain

Views: Big Munger Mountain Bike Trail – Wilson, WY by Dana Ramos I spent 3 weekends lapping Munger Mountain. I hadn’t ridden this area for a couple of seasons, not since all of the new trails had been built. The last time I had ridden it there was basically only one loop on that went up what’s now Wally World …

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Pocatello’s City Creek | Logan Utah

I’ve been slacking on the blog. Even though I haven’t been writing much I have been riding a ton. I put the skis away right after the resorts closed this winter and headed south. I didn’t end up making it too far but still had a great trip. I spent a few days in Pocatello riding the City Creek trails …

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More trails for Teton Valley?

Originally published by Teton Valley News written by: Rachael Horne In the past, if you wanted a new bike trail around the valley, you built one. But the mentality that it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission is shifting. Now with the support of the newly formed Mountain Bike Teton Valley, a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association, …

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Teton Basin Ranger District Travel Plan

The requests given here are for connections and improvements to the trail system in Teton Valley. Some are reroutes and some are new trail. These requests come from a variety of back-country trail users throughout Teton Valley. We are petitioning the Teton Basin Ranger District to reopen the Travel Plan and consider including these requests. Supporting documents Motorized Trail Proposal …

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Bullwinkle | Peaked

Over the last few weeks I haven’t been posting as many updates as I had been earlier this summer. That’s not to say I haven’t been riding though. Instead of trying to crank out more map segments I decided to get some rides in for fun. This past month I’ve ridden Southfork Horseshoe, the lower Horseshoe Loops, Mill Creek, Lightning …

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Red Creek

This week Beth and I rode Pine Creek Pass again, taking a more popular loop this time. We started at Spooky, pedaled up to the junction with Corral Creek, and headed east. From there we climbed up to the top of Red Creek and coasted down to the other end of Corral. The first part of the downhill on Red …

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Spooky | Corral Creek

A few days ago I took G-Money for a ride around a couple of the Pine Creek Pass trails. Starting w/Spooky I pedaled up to the junction of Corral Creek and took a left heading West. From there we rode down to the Sheep Driveway. This half of the trail is super smooth, fast, and flowy. In order to map …

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Mahogany Creek

Yesterday Beth and I rode the south fork of Horseshoe to Mahogany Creek. We started at the trailhead to Mahogany and got the 11 mile road ride out of the way first. Having ridden the south fork once already this summer, the climb didn’t seem so bad this time. As I mentioned in my last post about that trail, It’s …

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Aspen Trail

Yesterday Beth and I rode Aspen for the first time this summer. This trail was in great condition, a little dusty on the exposed sections but solid in the shade.  For one of the valley’s more beginner type trails this is still a challenging ride. No matter which end you start at there is a bit of steep climb to …

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Cache Creek | Game Creek

Sunday Beth and I drove over the pass to Jackson. On the way we say a whole lot of cars at the Phillip’s/Jimmy’s trailhead which we’ve come to expect on the weekends. At 10am, finding a parking space already looked like a challenge. It seems that the pass trails get more popular every summer. We kept driving and unloaded the …

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Snotel | Phillip’s Canyon

Yesterday I took a ride down Phillip’s Canyon for the first time in a couple seasons. I took sort of a roundabout way getting there as the only other trail I hadn’t mapped on the pass was Snotel. Starting on Arrow, I turned onto and pedaled up Phillip’s Ridge, then took Snotel back down to Arrow and out towards the …

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Pierre’s Hole 50/100

Yesterday we sent Troy Olson out in a downpour with the GPS to record the course for this years 4th annual Pierre’s Hole 50/100 mile mountain bike race. This race is part of the National Ultra Endurance MTB Race Series. Troy took first place in 2009’s men’s 50 mile open class and also took a win for his age group …

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Arrow | Jimmy’s Mom | Candyland

Yesterday Beth and I took a ride on the Arrow trail. From the trailhead near Hwy 22 we headed north and continued to the junction of Phillip’s Canyon. From there we turned around and rode it back to the start, afterwards crossing the highway and taking Jimmy’s Mom, Candyland, and Parallel to the bottom of the pass where we grabbed …

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Grand Targhee Super D Race

I mentioned this race a few posts back but wanted to get more details and a map of the course posted on here. I also realized that the last time we rode this we missed a couple of sections. This will be the first year of the race, being sponsored by Grand Targhee,  TVTAP, a slew of other local businesses, …

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Sidewinder | Sticks & Stones

I knocked out another two of the trails at Grand Targhee, leaving only two more to go for this area, both of which are still under construction.  I took a couple of laps from the top of the Dreamcatcher lift coming down Sidewinder and then Sticks & Stones. Both of these are completely clear of snow as of the last …

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Pass Ridge | Black Canyon

I finally got around to riding Black Canyon for the first time this season. I think that’s the dustiest I’ve ever seen it which is pretty crazy considering how early in the season it is and that the Pass Ridge trail didn’t even melt off that long ago. I’m used to the top section through the meadows being dusty just …

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Grand Targhee

Earlier this week Jake and I spent the afternoon riding the trails at Grand Targhee. The trail crew up there has been extremely busy this season. First we took a couple laps on their new beginner trail called Greenhorn. Only being a few weeks old,  it obviously still needs work but is well on it’s way. At this point most …

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Phillip’s Ridge

Last night I got out for an after work ride with Habitat’s weekly “Man Show on Dirt” on the Phillip’s Ridge trail. There were only 6 of us willing to make the drive from Driggs to Teton Pass and tolerate the road construction along the way but it was definitely worth the trip. The ride typically meets at the shop …

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Horseshoe Canyon | South Fork

Today I rode the South Fork of Horseshoe Canyon. This was only the second time I had ridden this trail. The first time was probably 6 years ago and it was the first trail I ever rode in Teton Valley. Back then it was a completely different trail used mostly by horses and motor bikes. It was steep, loose, narrow, …

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Hagen | Ferrins

Too much work and not enough riding this last week. I did manage to get an after work ride on Mill Creek with the wife one day this week, otherwise not much else to share. Yesterday I tried to make up for that a little. I took G-Funk, the world’s slowest coonhound, up Hagen/Hagen to Ferrins/Ferrins. This is probably my …

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Phillip’s Ridge

Today Beth and I rode Phillip’s Ridge for the first time this season, which is easily my favorite trail in the area. There were still a few patches of snow between the first section of Arrow and the uphill on the ridge trail, all of which were pretty easy to get over and should be gone soon. However, there were …

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Mill Creek | Cold Springs

After a week of rain and over a foot of snow at higher elevations, I was finally able to get some riding in over the last couple of days. On Thursday Jake and I rode the North Fork of Mill Creek to the lower half of Mill Creek proper after work. This section of trail still has quite a few …

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Fuzzy Bunny | Palmer’s | Crater Lake

Today I pedaled up the Old Pass Road from the bottom which is a 1900′ climb crammed into 3.5 miles. I probably should have recorded that track with the GPS since it connects most of the trails on the pass. There’s always next time. From there we rode down Fuzzy Bunny which only had one small patch of snow but …

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Rush Hour | Nemo

I decided to take an easy Sunday ride and check out one of the areas newest trails. Parking on Old Jackson Highway I started up Rush Hour, although it wasn’t long before I had reached the end. This trail parallels highway 33 near the bottom of the pass on the Idaho side which is pretty much everything I knew about …

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Phillip’s Connector | Parallel

This afternoon Beth and I took G-Money over to Teton Pass to ride there for the first time this season. While a handful of people were still skiing a fully covered Edelweiss and Telemark bowls, we pedaled up the Old Pass Road. Not long after turning onto the Phillip’s Connector we started running into patches of snow. At least a …

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Lower Horseshoe Canyon Loops

Over the last couple days Beth and I did a couple laps on the lower Horseshoe Canyon trails. First day we rode Bovine/Shark’s Belly/Probation/Burgh/Bumper/Cody’s/Sodbuster/Southbound/Channel Lock which add up to 12.5 miles, today we rode it all again except for Southbound which made for 9 miles. There are still two small patches of snow on Probation which you have to walk …

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Missoula Bike Riding

While everyone else is driving south for 10-12 hours to ride this off season, G-Money, Beth, and I go north. With the low snow and early spring temps we had this year, most of the trails in the Missoula area are wide open and riding great. Also, it’s only 6 hours away plus I’ll take 60 degrees and a shady …

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Pocatello Bike Riding

Today Beth, her brother Jeff, his friend Dave, our own G-Money, and myself all met up in Pocatello to ride the City Creek trail network. First of all, everything was in great shape. I heard it hit 70+ degree temps there over a month ago. If we go much longer without rain, things will be getting dusty there soon. For …

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Bovine | Shark’s Belly

Bovine was completely clear and in great shape. Shark’s Belly still had a couple 6′ long patches of snow, there was one tree down, and the old bridge is starting to feel a little rickety, otherwise it’s in pretty decent shape. Kind of interesting to see how the landslide that covered part of the trail last year has grown back …

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Hagen | Putt Putt

Today Beth, our good friend Kevin, and myself rode a section of the Hagen Highway trail which was completely clear. We were considering checking out Sink Or Swim but weren’t sure how much of that was going to be open. Afterwards we rode Hagen from the Cache Creek trail head to the end. Actually we rode most of that, there …

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