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I don't remember there being any trails there (could be wrong), but even if you just stick to the roads the scenery is pretty fantastic.

Remember, they drive on the left side of the road there!
 

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I spend a week on St John and St Thomas every winter. No trails on St Thomas. Riding on the road is suicide. St John is 60% national park with several trails. I have hiked most of them. Mountain biking would be tough. My suggestion is to take the week off from the bike and enjoy the snorkeling, diving and hiking. If you are staying on St Thomas, make sure you take the ferry to St John for at least one day. You can take a taxi to the Nat. Park beaches. Waterlemon Cay and Francis Bay are wonderful. Nothing like them on St Thomas.
 

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Thanks....

Getalife said:
I spend a week on St John and St Thomas every winter. No trails on St Thomas. Riding on the road is suicide. St John is 60% national park with several trails. I have hiked most of them. Mountain biking would be tough. My suggestion is to take the week off from the bike and enjoy the snorkeling, diving and hiking. If you are staying on St Thomas, make sure you take the ferry to St John for at least one day. You can take a taxi to the Nat. Park beaches. Waterlemon Cay and Francis Bay are wonderful. Nothing like them on St Thomas.
Guess I'll jet rent a sea kayak and go putzing around. ....or hang out by the beach bars.
 

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..take a water taxi to Virgin Gorda, BVI...all you want, mon.
 

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st. thomas is pure heaven. i spent a week there in the 90's while i was in the navy.trails for mtb's im not shure but the wind sufing in magens bay is the best i've i ever seen. plus the coldest beer at the beachside bar and a mean pineapple chicken dinner :thumbsup:

i'd agree with road riding there it would be a full contact sport (with you losing).

st croix or st john was destroyed by hurricane hugo just weeks before i got there so did'nt get to go to those,no info for them from me sorry . have fun!!!!
 

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Hi YaMon,

I just saw your USVI post... I've lived here for a few years now, and while no trails (single or double track) exist on STT, the riding can be very satisfying. While I tend to stay off the main roads, many side roads through neighborhoods or just through no-where start at one point and loop around to end at another. Most of the roads will vary from bad cement to bad asphalt to dirt to sand and back again. The hills (up AND down) can be killers on your legs/brakes/drivetrain. I have a regular route I ride with all types of "obstacles" to try to keep/improve my skills and also to not become bored with "the same 'ol thing". My ride is a bit of overkill for here (FS Trance 4 with upgrades to front fork, brakes, shifters and drivetrain), but I didn't want to go "cheap" or have anything too needy in the way of maintenance.

A lot of people ride bikes out of economic necessity (K-Mart specials). The PD just bought some Treks and had formal training in police-use riding but they're primarily downtown where the tourists hang around to shop/eat/drink. There are surprisingly quite a few "roadies" out there but as previous posters suggested, they're taking their lives in their own hands.

Overall bikes are appreciated by everyone here, but they're more task/need-specific than on the mainland, with more recreational uses.
 

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We spent a day in St. Thomas while on a cruise. We had a group of 12 and when we needed a cab to return to the ship, it almost started a riot. All the cabbies wanted the big group and started fighting. I found a woman cabbie with an open truck and stuffed everyone in it and we took off while the others threw rocks and acted like the third world losers they are. I'll never go there again. I would certainly never bring my bike there.
 
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