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    Moab Brand Trails well suited for every skill level

    Moab Brand Trails has been touted as one of the best on public lands in a statement the Department of the Interior released for National Bike Month.
    Photo by Leslie Kehmeier, International Mountain Bicycling Association

    Moab Brand Trails was the first bike trail listed in a recent Department of the Interior press release regarding National Bike Month.

    “It’s National Bike Month! Public lands are some of the best places to enjoy the outdoors while holding on to your handlebars. With trails suited for every skill level and winding through breathtaking landscapes, these parks, refuges and recreation areas offer all the two-wheel fun you can handle,” wrote a spokesperson for the department.

    Here’s what they said about Moab Brands Trails: Imagine yourself riding through a red rock landscape of rugged canyons and dramatic mesas. The Moab Brand Trails in Utah offer 31 miles of dedicated bike trails in which beginner, intermediate and advanced riders can enjoy a wide variety of challenges. Many of the trails provide outstanding views of Arches National Park and thrilling rides with steep climbs and sudden dips. Two other excellent bike trails – Klondike Bluffs and Captain Ahab – are in the area and draw riders from around the world. Altogether, that’s more than 120 miles of mountain bike fun! Summer riders: remember to carry plenty of water and snacks.

    Other trails listed include the Rim Road at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon; J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida; Black Canyon Trail in Arizona; Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia; Paradise Royale at King Range National Conservation Area in California; Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail in Wyoming; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washington; Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma; Meadowood Trail in Virginia; White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, and Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.

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