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    DH close to Halifax?

    I may be travelling up to Halifax this summer for work and was wondering if there is any lift assisted riding within a couple hours. Trying to decide if I should bring the highline or the preston.

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    Yes and no. The only place that close to Halifax is Ski Wentworth (1.5 hours). The lifts don't run on an daily, or even weekend basis. They normally offer a couple shuttle weekends where the trial builders will rent a truck or two and drive people to the top both Sat and Sun for a nominal price. Usually if there is a DH race weekend, often Saturday is open for practice and people can come and access the trucks as well. This might apply to a couple of the other DH events in the area. The trails on the slope at Wentworth are completely off limits if there is not an organized race/shuttle day.

    There is some awesome aggressive XC trials in and around Halifax. The kind of trail where riding a 6x6 fs bike is funnest.

    Check out ecmtb.com, the forums are filled with good people who will help you out.

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    great. thanks capt. been living in north carolina the last few years and really miss good old northeast east technical trail riding...

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    Talk to the guys at Cyclesmith bike shop in Halifax on Quinpool road. They are a great group and tend to bring people on rides. I found a nice trail Fitspatrick mountain close to Pictou. It is about 1.5 hours from Halifax though. You need to climb to the top but the ride down in awesome.
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    thanks TR. got the pm too. i'll look them up when i get up there.

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