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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX2ning
    I would love too meet up, but Im all the way up in Grafenwoehr, Germany

    Anyone else over here with me in Eastern Germany?
    I'm actually coming out your way the Monday after next. I was thinking about bringing my bike but I'm not sure if it is worth it. Any good trails out there??? If so maybe we can meet up for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray_coach
    I found Bad Wild Bad...it is only 30 minutes from my house and it looks nice. I havent ridden it yet, but look forward to it. does anyone know if they have some XC stuff there too?
    My buddy and I went out to Bad Wildbad when I was stationed in Stuttgart in 01. The MX course is a lot of fun, but I'm not much of a jumper. We did ride several miles of the xc type trails out there. Starting from the cafe at the top of the slalom run there are tons of options for typical german forest road type riding. Careful though, because the trails actually cross the DH and MX courses in a couple of places, so you want to watch for cross traffic.

    I've been meaning to get up to L'stuhl for a while now. I want to hit that trail that starts at Gate 3, but never seem to find the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN
    I'm actually coming out your way the Monday after next. I was thinking about bringing my bike but I'm not sure if it is worth it. Any good trails out there??? If so maybe we can meet up for a ride.
    There are a few great trails out here depending on what you like and what skill level you may be at. I have one in mind that has a a good amount of technical sections (nothing crazy) that you can walk if you want or ride it out that is about 20 minutes from Graf.

    Definetly bring your bike though. BTW, what are you rdiing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX2ning
    There are a few great trails out here depending on what you like and what skill level you may be at. I have one in mind that has a a good amount of technical sections (nothing crazy) that you can walk if you want or ride it out that is about 20 minutes from Graf.

    Definetly bring your bike though. BTW, what are you rdiing?

    Later,
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    I really enjoy technical rides(roots, rocks, small drops). Any trail like that I would most definitely be down for. I'm riding a Ells Epiphany. I'll send you a PM too

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    Haha, now Munich is on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    My buddy and I went out to Bad Wildbad when I was stationed in Stuttgart in 01. The MX course is a lot of fun, but I'm not much of a jumper. We did ride several miles of the xc type trails out there. Starting from the cafe at the top of the slalom run there are tons of options for typical german forest road type riding. Careful though, because the trails actually cross the DH and MX courses in a couple of places, so you want to watch for cross traffic.

    I've been meaning to get up to L'stuhl for a while now. I want to hit that trail that starts at Gate 3, but never seem to find the time.

    Are you still in Germany?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN
    I really enjoy technical rides(roots, rocks, small drops). Any trail like that I would most definitely be down for. I'm riding a Ells Epiphany. I'll send you a PM too

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    Hey Ben,
    Are you riding with Brian from Minnesota in K-town. Brian works for me, anyhow I am looking for some folks to ride with that are a little more my style. I live in HD now, I have been trying to get the BOMB group to come and ride this great section of trail near Neustadt. It has some of the best downhill I have ridden in Germany, over two miles of it. It has probably 20-30 12-24" drops. Its probably too much trail for many of the BOMB guys.

    Shoot me a message if you are interested in riding. I ride all through the winter. Mark
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    I thought i'd revive this blog. I live in gelnhausen, germany. Its in hessen, apr. 30 northeast of frankfurt. Anyways, in the hills around here the riding is great. Mostly dirt roads with single track action. The forrests are really pretty in the spring, summer and fall. Bring rain gear though.
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    Now Dresden is becoming a consideration. Haven't heard too much about trail riding out there, nor of the lifestyle in the former Eastern section.

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    @ Jerk_Chicken

    Dresden is a nice town. There is a lot of pubs, bars etc.
    In this town is a big university. In the south are the saxon sandstone mountains. This is a good area for climbing and also for biking!! The mountains are very close to the town, so you can go directly with the bike there. If you want to find trails there, the best way is to go in a bike shop and ask. There you will find some bike freaks.

    Here is a link to a side where you can find a lot of tracks in Germany and Europe.
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    At the right top corner you can choose the language.
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    Thanks for the posting. In choosing where to go, I need to balance professional life and recreation well. Luckily, just about every major city has some riding nearby, but if the riding has to be reached by car with the expensive fuel prices, it might not be so nice.


    Seems to be a popular region on this forum. Wondering if I should ask for a forum for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (and neighboring).

    Any thoughts? We'd likely have to collect some input first and maintain an events database.

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    You can try this forum: www.mtb-news.de/forum
    Look under sub forum "Sachsen und Vogtland", there you can ask. Dresden is the main city from Saxony(Sachsen).
    At this forum you get also info for Austria and Switzerland. Maybe you will find also some fellows for riding together the trails.
    In Dresden you can use the tram to reach these mountains, directly from the center. Or you can use the normal train too or with the ship on river Elbe But not in winter. The ships are closed. Too less tourists. With the train is not more then 5 stations about 20-30min. But there you can ask the tourist info in Dresden. They will help you to find the right train. The costs are not expensive at the weekend. I think something arround 5,-Euro.

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    Thanks, well aware of mtb-news, the only problem is my German is still in the works. I can read and understand some, but not a great amount just yet. That is my project for the next four months.

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    No problem, I know German is not easy! Especially if you hear the different dialects.
    But you can ask in English. You will get an answer. In this sub forum is not many traffic. It could be possible that you have to wait....

    Where are you in Germany? Do you travelling arround and have to work for your company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray_coach
    Are you still in Germany?

    Yes. Well, I'm back again. Now in Heidelberg.

    Has anyone ridden out at Sankt Wendel? I'm eyeballing destinations for this spring, and probably the marathon there later in the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi
    Yes. Well, I'm back again. Now in Heidelberg.

    Has anyone ridden out at Sankt Wendel? I'm eyeballing destinations for this spring, and probably the marathon there later in the fall.
    I live in Saarbrücken and have ridden a couple of times there...and my buddy Adrian (macadam in mtbr) raced last year's marathon there...

    I don't know the trails there..but could go exploring

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    Saber Mountain Bike Team
    The Saber Mountain Bike Team meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Spangdahlem Air Base visitor’s center parking lot for a one or two hour ride. If you have a bike, check it out. Outdoor recreation has a rental fleet of top-notch bikes if you don’t have one. For more information, visit http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...inbikegermany/

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    cool, zenkem!

    would be cool to join for a Sunday morning ride one of these weekends

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    Kewl, sign up to the groups to keep tabs of what is going on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkem
    Kewl, sign up to the groups to keep tabs of what is going on....
    will do

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    Hurray!

    It's great to find this thread. My family is from Dagersheim & karlsruhe Germany. I'm visiting for 3-4 weeks from July 22- Aug 24 this summer. I hope to ride with you guys. Now, should I bring my Titus Racer X or my El Guapo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnz2Sea
    It's great to find this thread. My family is from Dagersheim & karlsruhe Germany. I'm visiting for 3-4 weeks from July 22- Aug 24 this summer. I hope to ride with you guys. Now, should I bring my Titus Racer X or my El Guapo?
    I'm mostly an XC rider and have only been with this group a short time. Sign up to the yahoo groups (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...inbikegermany/) and have the other riders chime in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkem
    Saber Mountain Bike Team
    The Saber Mountain Bike Team meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Spangdahlem Air Base visitor’s center parking lot for a one or two hour ride. If you have a bike, check it out. Outdoor recreation has a rental fleet of top-notch bikes if you don’t have one. For more information, visit http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...inbikegermany/
    Hey!!! Look what the Saber Bike Team is up to on President's day week end...come join us if you can...


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    Change in plans for Sunday:

    SUNDAY GROUP RIDE: Sunday, 17 Feb, 09:00 at Outdoor Rec if you need a bike, coffee or a ride to Bekond. Or meet at 10:00 at the visitor's center at the main gate.


    Come out and join us...

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    Eifel-Mosel Cup Locations/Dates

    Bekond am Sonntag, 13. April 2008

    Minderlittgen am Sonntag, 27. April 2008

    Mehren am Sonntag, 04. Mai 2008

    Finale Zell am Pfingsmontag, 12. Mai 2008


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    hi there

    I'm in Amsterdam but it seems like Germany might be the best place for some biking - Ive heard about Winterberg bike park. does anyone know much about it, or when it opens this year?
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    Hey richjar,

    Winterberg is probably Germany's best bike park. Definitely worth checking out. The park will most likely open up around easter weekend.
    Wait until Spring Bandini

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    @richjar,


    here some more links to bikeparks in germany:

    www.racepark.de ->near Goslar
    www.bikepark-winterberg.de
    www.edg-mountainbike-arena.de ->near Dortmund
    www.bikepark-bad-wildbad.de/ ->black forrest north
    www.mtb-fun-park.de ->black forrest south
    www.fichtlride.de ->Bavaria
    www.bikepark.net ->Bavaria Geiskopf
    www.bikepark-lenggries.com ->Bavaria
    www.bikepark-hindelang.de ->Bavaria

    The list is not complete, there are more. But these are the bigger ones.

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    thanks guys. Need some definite good riding so cant wait till they open!
    cheers

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    Hi, I have just moved to Darmstadt from the UK, have found the trails around frankenstien castle, looking for other rides in the area and people to ride with

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    Hey richjar,
    i definitely second Winterberg. Even if it doesn't have big elevation changes and isn't too challenging, it's still a very flowy and fun DH track. If you're also into non lift assisted riding, there are plenty of locations with great trails closer than Winterberg. I'm located in Wuppertal (20 km east of Düsseldorf), and as soon as you past Düsseldorf there are tons of hills and forests for riding (check out the map, Winterberg is where the B marker is set).


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    I'll be in Hamm for several months starting in May, so it looks like it will be a good bet. Then I move to Dresden, where the riding is still undetermined.

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    hi Santino

    thanks v much for the info and map. I actually drove down that way a few weeks ago and found some forest but not much biking. I think you really need to know exactly where the best trails are. Is there any way to point me to a few good bits of singletrack?

    gratefully received!

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    My favoured track ist Steinach: http://www.silbersattel-bikepark.de . It`s just a small park with lift and 2 DH Tracks. There are many stones (for a middle german DH).
    There aren`t many rider there just up to 15 or 20. So if you come alone ist could happend, that it stay so.

    For riding DH it`s ok if you live not so far away. For having fun for a few days Winterberg will be better.

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    Sorry for the late reply, i'm not on mtbr that often. It's tough to say where the best trails are, but something you might wanna check out is the "bike arena sauerland", sauerland being the forest region around towns like winterberg and willingen. They have a lot of designated trails for different skill levels, and both Willingen and Winterberg offer lift assisted riding. Since you have a long trip from Amsterdam this might be right for you; unfortunately they don't have any english information on their site (http://www.bike-arena.de), but here is a flyer that should give you some idea of the area: http://www.bike-arena.de/content/dow...yer_2006-7.pdf

    If you are ever in the cologne/düsseldorf region i could definitely point you to some good singletrack since this is where i grew up. The elevation changes aren't very big and neither are the forests, but there is plenty of good riding there. Solingen is a pretty good place to start, with plenty of both technical singeltrack and wide fireroads. Glüder (in Solingen) is pretty easy to find and a good place to start your ride:


    If you should ever consider coming there let me know and i get you more detailed info.

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    thanks alot Santino. I really appreciate your help. I'll definetly be going to Winterberg when it opens but also want to do some trail riding as soon as the weather gets a bit better so will be heading down that way.
    thanks again

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    I'll be in Frankfurt the weekend of April 26th and 27th and hoping to hit some XC or DH. Anyone interested in riding Manderscheid, Darmstadt, or anything else? Can you point me to a good bike rental place? Thanks

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    Southern Germany: Frankfurt or Munich?

    I'll be in Frankfurt (or Munich) the weekend of April 26th and 27th and hoping to hit some XC or DH. Anyone interested in riding Manderscheid, Darmstadt, or anything else? Can you point me to a good bike rental place? Thanks

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    Moving to Stuttgart

    Moving to Stuttgart in June and want to keep hitting the singletrack. Are there decent places to ride (weekends and for worddays)?
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    I'm heading to Heidelberg in May and wondered if there are any regular riding groups there?

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    Definitely. I think there's a great bike shop in town, although the name escapes me. My gf rode out there for a couple years in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GargoyleUSMC
    Moving to Stuttgart in June and want to keep hitting the singletrack. Are there decent places to ride (weekends and for worddays)?
    I live south of Stuttgart and there are nice areas to ride.
    Quite close is a large forest called "Schoenbuch" south of Boeblingen wich has some trails.
    Other excellent and close locations are "Schwaebische Alb" (~ 45 minutes away by car, e.g. near Kirchheim/Teck down to Reutlingen) and the northern Blackforest (e.g. Bad Wildbad has great trails and a bike park with a rocky DH as well).
    Hint: there's a local bike forum for that area - people there usually don't post GPS tracks (by law, cyclists are banned from paths/ways with a width < 2m) and detailed descriptions but these locals can show you some good areas/trails.
    http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=94
    Off course its in german but don't hesitate, english should not be a problem.

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    Smile Awesome!

    My sister and brother in law live in Dagersheim,..next to Boblinger. They have a dog and do a lot of walking, but not so much biking. I found some trails myself when I visited for 3 weeks and rode with AFDC a lot, but I love singletrack and downhill. Any of you been to Diablo in New Jersey?
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    Hi, I'm from Dresden. that's in the south-east of germany. In the the near of Dresden, we have the Saxony Switzerland with beatifull Mountains, upside trails and big panoramas.
    The same area is protectet by nature fonds, but single trails we can riding.

    Ride on! Lars

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    Can't belive nobody mentioned the Harz Mountains yet! Right in the middle of Germany.

    And an open secret: the 100km around Jena is one of the best trail riding in Eastern Germany.

    try this for Harz: http://www.eingangrad.de/wbb/thread.php?threadid=14179







    Jena

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    Have fun!

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    @ Pooh Bear

    nice pictures
    Jena: Horizontale!! Does the hiking course 100km arround Jena still exist?
    The first picture is near Brocken or Thale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hufi
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    nice pictures
    Jena: Horizontale!! Does the hiking course 100km arround Jena still exist?
    The first picture is near Brocken or Thale?
    Jena: It still exists, but you need a good map. It's marked with a red dash if I remember correctly (it's been a while).

    The first picture is near Brocken: Eckerloch, I believe (I didn't take this picture, just linked it.)
    Second is the Teufelsmauer, near Quedlinburg.

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    hi all
    i'm heading down to winterberg this weekend for a few days- is it worth stopping off at willingen? Does anyone know much about it eg is there an uplift? is it open every day? hows the track/s? I cant seem to find much out about it....

    thanks!

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    Willingen is supposed to be the best. Currently, I'm quite close, but the last time I had a chance to check it out, they had some event that was supposed to have something like 20k people in attendance.

    Don't pass it up. I might be out there next week.

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    I will be over at RAB for a couple days later in July. Anyone here willing to take me out on the trails on a Thursday or Friday night if I bring my bike over? I here there are some fun trails over at Landstuhl.

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