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Yo, I like deep woods rides away from people and cars. I like twisty single-track. I like stream crossings. I like foliage over my head.

What's the best place to ride that's two hours from NYC by car? I've tried Beth Page State park, which is okay. And I've tried Graham Hill, which is pretty cool but small. I was going to ride Blue Mountain last summer but crashed near the car park and had to go early. I might go back there this Sunday. :arf:

Anyone else got recommendations? New Jersey?

And anyone been to Patapsco in Maryland. That's pretty damn dope and exactly what I'm talking about...
 

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I had my first visit to Allamuchy last weekend (check the NJ forum) - some very tight and lush singletrack. Otherwise Sprain Ridge and Blue are both easy to access from NY. Check out nycmtb.com and wmba.org for local info.
 

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madgeronimo said:
I was going to ride Blue Mountain last summer but crashed near the car park and had to go early. I might go back there this Sunday. :arf: ...
Well go back to Blue then. Great riding there. All the reccos have been great so far, can't disagree with any of them. Mianus is on the smaller (compared to the others) side and not exactly deep woods, but it is fun.
 

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Pics of Blue

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Well go back to Blue then. Great riding there. All the reccos have been great so far, can't disagree with any of them. Mianus is on the smaller (compared to the others) side and not exactly deep woods, but it is fun.
It would be super cool if some one could post some pics of the goods at Blue...! :D
 

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Places to ride close to NYC

My family used to have a house in Ringwood, off of Skyline Drive, and I used to go ride there , and there is some really fun stuff. Lots of rocks, and some good flowing stuff, although you have to keep your eyes open for trails, because its the little ones that are easy to miss that are the most fun. I think its only like 40 miles from the city, and I haven't been there in a number of years, but it use to be a lot of fun.
 

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Slickrock!

fattireb said:
I haven't taken any pics recently from Blue but here are some from the past year -
http://pics.bikerag.com/showgallery.php?cat=861

also goto www.wmba.org and ask people to post em up - Bikezilla has tons... :thumbsup:

FTB
Thanks for posting that link, lots of great shots on that site! All that slickrock is pretty cool and it looks like a good time. :D From what I gather though there isn't a whole lot of flowy singletrack where someone can just pedal, get lots of climbing in and really fly. Please tell me I'm wrong...:eek:
 

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From what I gather though there isn't a whole lot of flowy singletrack where someone can just pedal, get lots of climbing in and really fly. Please tell me I'm wrong...:eek:
You are VERY wrong :nono: . Blue is all about miles and miles of super sweet singletrack. download the map on WMBA and take the day to explore or watch our forum for group rides and be shown the goods. FYI - its tough to do the entire park in one day :thumbsup:

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Music to my ears!

fattireb said:
You are VERY wrong :nono: . Blue is all about miles and miles of super sweet singletrack. download the map on WMBA and take the day to explore or watch our forum for group rides and be shown the goods. FYI - its tough to do the entire park in one day :thumbsup:

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That is GREAT news! I am relocating to the area in the next few months so that couldn't make me happier. Thanks for the straight story. :D
 
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