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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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