WASHINGTON — I was riding some fairly famous singletrack out West when I came across a couple of locals on a long climb. At the top, we sat on some weathered logs in the shade and chatted for a few minutes. When I mentioned I was visiting from Indiana, I could see their slight, crooked smirks, followed by a barely stifled guffaw and the snide question, “Do you actually have mountain biking in Indiana?”
Yes, we have singletrack in the Hoosier state. But Indiana isn’t alone in being underappreciated by the national mountain-bike community; there are dozens of other trail networks across the country that you’ll likely never see etched onto someone’s singletrack bucket list.
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