I don't write about Mountain biking because I haven't done it in 10 years, and then it wasn't for recreation, but as the best way to get around. Still, when I saw this article from the Post (Biker Learns Two Wheels Are Better Than Four) I definitely wanted to get out on one.
Seconds later, he was cruising down the slope at a top speed of nearly 40 mph on his 50-pound, $5,000 bike with eight inches of shock absorber travel in the front and rear (think dirt motorcycle minus the motor). The sound of knobby tires rumbling over the rough terrain and the jingling of the chain smacking against the aluminum frame pierced the silence on a recent morning at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
It seems Snowshoe has it's own mountain bike course and it looks cool (see photo) and sounds like fun.
From the Mountain Bike Park with nearly 20 trails packed full of man made features and rock drops to a scenic cross country ride on single track or a fireroad to the teeth chattering 1,500 foot vertical descents, there's a trail on this mountain waiting for you.