Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer mountain biking is here!

If you want to experience some great Nevada mountain biking this summer, plan a trip to Austin, Nevada. There are trails for people just passing through the area as well as longer more technical rides. The rocky, brush-covered hillsides surrounding this historic mining town is a playground for mountain bikers of all levels. Riding the famous Pony Express Trail is a “must do” for any serious mountain biker.

For spectacular scenery, try one of the many routes in the nearby Toiyabe Mountain Range. The Toiyabe Range begins in northwestern Nye County north of Tonopah and runs approximately 120 miles northeast through eastern Lander County, making it the second longest range in the state. The highest point near its southern end is Arc Dome at 11,788 feet.

Some of the rides around Austin include the Castle Loop, Cahill Canyon Run, Bob Scott Slide, Gold Venture Loop, Crest Cut-off, and the Pony Canyon Down Hill Trail.

To learn more about mountain biking around Austin, visit