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I'm biased b/c I went to these places but would suggest Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. It also has always had a kick a$$ cycling team- one of the best if not the best. And Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Both towns have awesome trails right out your front door.
 

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App State in boone, nc? Alotta good trails around there I guess and far enough south you could ride year round. The ladies aren't too bad either
 

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Torch_racing said:
does anybody know the the best college for a mountain biker to go to? like a college close to great trails or something? thanks in advance
Wouldn't the reputation of a college's major be more important?
 

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jmmorath said:
You are correct which is why the choice should be Penn State-

biggest party school in the US!
I was really close to going to Penn State, State College....

then I was foolish, and decided Drexel's Co-op program was more valuable
 

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UVa has some good trails nearby. But first you have to get accepted:(
 

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Torch_racing said:
lately montana state has really been pushing for me but when you look at their site it's not very infomative on biking conditions and stuff
I went to University of Montana about two hours away in Missoula. Bozeman has a pretty amazing MTB scene. Single track out your door and Big Sky mountain is about an hour away for lift access riding and great skiing in the winter.
 

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If you've got lots of money/decent grades and want to be within two hours of NY and Philly, look at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Tons of technical rockgarden-filled PA singletrack a few minutes ride from your dorm room. The whole university is literally built on the side of a mountain. Good business/engineering programs - large Greek system.
 

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If you've got lots of money/decent grades and want to be within two hours of NY and Philly, look at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Tons of technical rockgarden-filled PA singletrack a few minutes ride from your dorm room. The whole university is literally built on the side of a mountain. Good business/engineering programs - large Greek system.
I heard Lafayette is better...... just poking at the rivalry
 

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jmmorath hit the nail on the head.....Durango is the original Mecca of mtn biking. Besides, Ned Overend, John Tomac and many other icons, it's home to Ft Lewis College. Northern Ariz is great too and probably has a winter advantage over Durango due to less snow that piles up.
 

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I vote psu as well. Great trails, some of the best early mtb innovators came from happy valley, school cycling team, very competitive education, excellent party and music scene.

I'm a bit biased as i lost a few years there right out of high school. Still a lot of great friends down there.
 

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i like the idea of a good music scene (i've been a singer longer than i've been a biker)
but it seems every site i go to doesn't show anything about their involvment in the mt bike community. whats up with that? if had a college right on the mountain i'd advertise the hell out of it.
 

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Torch_racing said:
i like the idea of a good music scene (i've been a singer longer than i've been a biker)
but it seems every site i go to doesn't show anything about their involvment in the mt bike community. whats up with that? if had a college right on the mountain i'd advertise the hell out of it.
they advertise for the party school.
you never see a super model showing of her cooking skills...
 
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