There’s a lot of history and information floating around about the origins of mountain biking, some that’s recognized and some that depends on who has the best public relations firm. Mountain biking would have happened somewhere and it did.

Did it begin with the Buffalo Soldiers, a turn-of-the-century infantry who customized bicycles to carry gear over rough terrain? It was August 1896, the riders, black enlisted men and a white lieutenant, rode from Missoula, Montana, to Yellowstone and back, an arduous trip. Their mission: to test the bicycle for military use in mountainous terrain.

 

                                                    Source:   Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Thank you to all supporters of mountain biking and to the many volunteers who have contributed their time  to shaping the greatest trails that we have today!

Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park

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Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park

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Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park

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Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park

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Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River is located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists. The park actually has more than 18 miles of singletrack.
 


Beginners will find trails relaxing and can avoid technical sections. Intermediates will find trails to be right on, with challenging sections. Experts will find trails to be fun, with interesting obstacles. It's a great 8 miles work-out.
AMELIA EARHART PARK
AMELIA EARHART PARK

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AMELIA EARHART PARK
AMELIA EARHART PARK

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AMELIA EARHART PARK
AMELIA EARHART PARK

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AMELIA EARHART PARK
AMELIA EARHART PARK

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Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Caloosahatchee Regional Park

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Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Caloosahatchee Regional Park

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Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Caloosahatchee Regional Park

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Caloosahatchee Regional Park
Caloosahatchee Regional Park

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81,290 acres of pure off-road riding bliss. Santos is the largest and best known mountain biking park in the Ocala, Florida

Santos Trailhead
Santos Trailhead

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Santos Trailhead
Santos Trailhead

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Santos Trailhead
Santos Trailhead

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Santos Trailhead
Santos Trailhead

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