Bike Mag’s “Best Trails of 2009”
Bike magazine is turning to its readers to help pick their favorite trails in North America and beyond. We came up with 15 categories (listed below) that run the gamut of trail types, and we're asking you to step up nominate your favorite trails in each category.
The winning trails will be featured in Bike's annual Trail Guide, which hits newsstands this March. Even better, readers have a chance to win lots of incredible prizes. We're still gathering them up, but expect an announcement with a list of prizes soon.
Readers can nominate as many trails as they like, in as many categories as they want. Trails can also be nominated in different categories, if applicable. Nominations should include a brief 200- to 300-word description of the trail and why it deserves recognition. We also encourage nominations to include photos, videos, GPS data and anything else that shows why that particular trail rocks. Hell, draw on a napkin if you have to. The more creative, informative and fitting the nomination is, the better chance it has of winning.
All nominations need should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
by October 7. And check back to bikemag.com for more updates on the process, prizes and a list of current nominations.
Best Lift-Accessed Trail
Hardest Technical Trail (XC)
Hardest Technical Trail (DH)
Best Tight and Twisty trail
Best Dirt Jumps
Best Hometown Trail System
Best Fully Committed/No Turning Back Trail
Best Shuttle Service
Favorite Mountain Bike Destination
Trail you've never ridden that you'd most like to
Best All-Day-Suffer-Fest Trail
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