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    Best riding in Germany?

    Was wondering where the best mtb trails are in Germany.

    I know this is subjective, but I was hoping to get a big selection or responses from people in different areas of riding, from XC to FR and DH.

    Pictures are welcome!

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    For sweet XC singletrack Rodalben and the nearby areas rock!!! The F trail is very sweet!

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    Good job!

    Hi, I'm from ilmenau. that's in the middle of germany. We have very nice hills to ride. For XC are the best conditions, but where are also good spots for Downhill activities. Ilmenau itself has its own DH-Track. here is a link to my homepage:http://mtb-ilmenau.de
    In the south of germany, in the german alpes are also very good trails. technical trails, flow-trails and panorama-tours you can find everything where.
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    Where is some good riding around Kaiserslautern? I heard around the Vogelweh area but I wanted to see if anyone else had any other input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX2ning
    Where is some good riding around Kaiserslautern? I heard around the Vogelweh area but I wanted to see if anyone else had any other input.
    Rodalben is not that far.... let me know what you find... KL is not that far away from where I am at..

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    There are some

    marked trails in the Plazerwald Mountain bike park. They number 1-5 and all are marked and depending of how familiar you are with the forrest you can ride anywhere from 30-80k. Some of it is good, some not so good, some just kind of is there to ride. It is mostly forest road, and fire road mixed in with singletrack. If you need anymore info do a google search for the Pfalzerwald park and there are, I believe, downloadable maps. Not the greatest, but as most of the trails are marked you really don't need much else. Rodalben is "off limits" to bikes, but be nice and friendly, give way to hikers and normally they are happy to see you. If get on the email list you will get notice about the RACC rides. Show up and ride, normally a friendly ride, although depending on who arrives a bit quick. They are no drop, meaning someone will wait at the turns for the last rider so no one gets lost. Hope to see you, Ed

    I will try to post when the next ride in on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarkinsmel
    marked trails in the Plazerwald Mountain bike park. They number 1-5 and all are marked and depending of how familiar you are with the forrest you can ride anywhere from 30-80k. Some of it is good, some not so good, some just kind of is there to ride. It is mostly forest road, and fire road mixed in with singletrack. If you need anymore info do a google search for the Pfalzerwald park and there are, I believe, downloadable maps. Not the greatest, but as most of the trails are marked you really don't need much else. Rodalben is "off limits" to bikes, but be nice and friendly, give way to hikers and normally they are happy to see you. If get on the email list you will get notice about the RACC rides. Show up and ride, normally a friendly ride, although depending on who arrives a bit quick. They are no drop, meaning someone will wait at the turns for the last rider so no one gets lost. Hope to see you, Ed

    I will try to post when the next ride in on this thread.
    Here's the link to the park's site
    http://www.mountainbikepark-pfaelzer...e/en_index.php

    Yeah, I had heard that Rodalben is off limits, but as you say if you are courteous and avoid high traffic (like afternoons on weekends), nobody will complain.

    Good tip on the RACC rides.. i will check that out..

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    Come on, there has to be more German riders out there! Let's see some pics, too!

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    Just a quick update

    For those interested and in the area the Ramstein Area Cycling Club will be meeting on Vogelweh air base 1300 in building 2039. After the meeting there will likely be a short mountain bike ride. The building is behind the bowling alley. Have a good day, Ed

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    Lots of Bike Parks worth looking at in D-land. Todtnau by Stuttgart has a killer DH course probably the gnarliest ive ever ridden...ever. Winterberg is also definitely something to check out, really nice designed stuff DH, FR, north shore, six cross etc. (opens in 5 weeks!!!!!) Those are the only two i have ridden so far. This summer ill be making the 5 hour drive to Sallbach and Leogang in Austria, im stoked. Oh almost forgot, theres Burg Frankenstein by Darmstadt. Its got some nice FR trails.
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    todtnau is near freiburg, not stuttgart. bad wildbad is near stuttgart. both are top dh tracks, but i like more riding in the alpes. parks like oberammergau or livigno (italy) are my favourite. also the arlberg region in austria. at the sonnenkopf ski resort (www.sonnenkopf.com) are some nice trails and the season card is very cheap (36eur).

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    i always mix those two up...damnit!
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    Best riding in Germany

    Like was said earlier, it is all up to interpretation. I live in Schweinfurt and have riden here and Wuerzburg. Haven't had much time to check out other destinations in the past and transporting the bike was always a pain without a proper rack. There are nice trails in both towns. Towards the end of last year I also went to Steinach (Thuringen), to the Silbersattel Mountain www.silbersattel-bikepark.de/. The people there are friendly and me and my friend were the only two on the mountain when I went, what a blast. It is a new downhill park and I had a blast there. It is scheduled to open on 6 Apr. The lifts are adequate and prices are good. I think it was like 10 euro for three hours or something. It didn't matter because they let us stay there the whole time they were open. I am just getting into DH/FR and it's me new love. There are some pics of Silbersattel on their site, but they ain't that good. Anywho, enough babble, here are some pictures from area's around here.







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    Looks beautiful out there. I get the impression that just about everywhere one goes in Germany, there's decent elevations to ride through, even on the most basic trails.

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    Ist gute fahrrad Pfads in die Westen? Nahe Hamm/Koln/Dusseldorf?

    Mein Deutsche ist nicht gute, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Ist gute fahrrad Pfads in die Westen? Nahe Hamm/Koln/Dusseldorf?

    Mein Deutsche ist nicht gute, sorry.
    Not bad at all (My German is not that good either )

    Sorry I have no experience in that area

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    What time are you thinking?

    I rode there last Thursday. The trails are in excellent shape. If you want some company, either PM me or just post here. Have a good day, Ed

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    Um, well, I haven't decided yet. However, it occurred to me that since friday is good friday, the place is probably going to be crawling with hikers and other assorted slow-moving objects. I usually try to hit the F-trail when it's a holiday for me, but not the germans.

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    if the weather is nice

    it will be packed. I think I may be going to Hberg to do a ride with a couple of friends. We will hopefully have a local guide to show us the "hidden" trails. If you have any interest I will post ride time here. I will be heading out to the PflazerWald today to ride trail 2 and maybe parts of 3. I need to get ready for the Kellerwald Marathon, better late than never.

    A link to races here in Germany and some other places:
    http://www.mountainbike-marathon.com/

    Hope it works. Enjoy the day, Ed

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    Hmm, if you're coming to heidelberg, there's definitely things afoot. A guy I ride with now and then has a buddy coming into town to do a singlespeed tour of H'berg. Say, that's not you is it?

    I haven't decided if I'm going along yet, but I'd sure like to find some of that hidden singletrack.

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    I believe it would be me

    But don't be surprised by my massive lack of fitness. I think Marty has a local guy for a tour through the area around the Castle. Last time I rode there it was far from what I had expected. It is rocky, fast and steep, pretty good riding. Hope you make it out, I think it will pretty mellow, I hope. Ed

    Also not sure how "hidden" the trails are, but they are marked hikers only. Last time the hikers seemed to know there would be bikes and were friendly to us on the trails.
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    There are a couple of sweet sections across the river from the castle, but most of the single track on the Konigstuhl side is unimpressive to me. I don't like riding uphill for an hour to go down for 20 minutes I'm looking for nice rolling terrain like Virginia. The Kellerwald certainly looks promising.

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    Ist gute fahrrad Pfads in die Westen? Nahe Hamm/Koln/Dusseldorf?

    Mein Deutsche ist nicht gute, sorry.
    You have the same problem that most americans have with German-Direct translation. The sentence structure is diff. Anyway I live around wuerzburg. I ride the M trai Mainwandernweg. It goes all the way to frankfurt. Real kick ass singletrack. I live in Güntersleben-right on the trail!

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    Hey trailsnail you ride in Schweinfurt? I didn't know there were any trails. I live in Guentersleben right by the M trail. Zell in Wuerzburg has some really great trails. Are you racing in the Armed forces mtb race series?

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    Spent today in Bike Park Boppard close to Koblenz. There is only one trail and two dirt lines but the trail has some really nice flow to it. Lots of kickers, drops, and some North shore mixed together. Its free if you dont mind pushing your bike back up the trail (takes about 30 minutes)...if not, the lift costs like 4.50 per run or 20 for a tageskarte. Definitely worth checking out if your in the area.
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    Are there any trails near Geilenkirchen? I'm moving there this summer and hoping to find some good biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richde
    Are there any trails near Geilenkirchen? I'm moving there this summer and hoping to find some good biking.
    I used to live just across the border from GK while stationed at Brunssum. The Dutch side has several good routes. I think the Brunssumheide is about 8 minutes from the back gate of GK airbase. There is also typical german forestroad type riding all around the base. the Aachenwald area around where the dutch, german, and belgian borders meet is also interesting. see my post in the riding in the netherlands thread above for more info.

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    Landstuhl

    There are some good singletrack trails around Landstuhl. They are labeled as "walking" trails but I usually don't see any people when I ride so it's not a problem. If anyone wants to ride on em then feel free to pm me.

    Has anyone ever ridden any good singletrack down near the bavarian alps? I always hear people say that they have sweet trails down there but I am not sure if that means singletrack or fireroads. I still don't understand the Germans love for fireroads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN
    There are some good singletrack trails around Landstuhl. They are labeled as "walking" trails but I usually don't see any people when I ride so it's not a problem. If anyone wants to ride on em then feel free to pm me.

    Has anyone ever ridden any good singletrack down near the bavarian alps? I always hear people say that they have sweet trails down there but I am not sure if that means singletrack or fireroads. I still don't understand the Germans love for fireroads...
    Hi! I might Pm you to ride together near Landstuhl.. as posted above..I am about 1 hour away...


    On the bavarian Alps.. I went riding near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, towards the Zugspitze..and while a lot of trail was double track, there were some nice sections of singletrack.... lost of fun..

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    Yeah I just did a 40k race in my town (though I wasn't really racing) and it was more like a cyclocross race. Nogt much single track. On the tricky single track I had to pass a lot of people but on the hill I was gettin stomped. Most of the riders were afraind to go fast in the tech. sections. I have a huge map of the alps. I'll try and upload it one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Hi! I might Pm you to ride together near Landstuhl.. as posted above..I am about 1 hour away...


    On the bavarian Alps.. I went riding near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, towards the Zugspitze..and while a lot of trail was double track, there were some nice sections of singletrack.... lost of fun..
    Sounds great! Maybe we could meet up at Rodalben too. I have only ridden half of the trail so far and I am itching to see how the rest of it is.

    Great info about the trails down south. As soon as I can get some time off from work I plan to head down there for about a week. I want to see the sites and do as much riding as possible. Me and some buddies have been thinking about going to Les Gets bikepark in France. It is geared towards the dh/fr guys but they have xc trails too.

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    Wasgau Marathon

    which is a "fun" marathon takes place the 13th of October. Pretty fun, but the courses are
    way off for distance, which makes it a bit more fun. They are longer than posted by far. Ed

    Link (obviously)
    http://www.wasgau-mtb-marathon.de/

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarkinsmel
    which is a "fun" marathon takes place the 13th of October. Pretty fun, but the courses are
    way off for distance, which makes it a bit more fun. They are longer than posted by far. Ed

    Link (obviously)
    http://www.wasgau-mtb-marathon.de/
    what a coincidence.. a friend and I were talking about this one this morning...he raced the St. Wendel / St. Ingbert 30k mini-marathons and was think about doing this one.. looks like a cool track..

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-stein
    Lots of Bike Parks worth looking at in D-land. Todtnau by Stuttgart has a killer DH course probably the gnarliest ive ever ridden...ever. Winterberg is also definitely something to check out, really nice designed stuff DH, FR, north shore, six cross etc. (opens in 5 weeks!!!!!) Those are the only two i have ridden so far. This summer ill be making the 5 hour drive to Sallbach and Leogang in Austria, im stoked. Oh almost forgot, theres Burg Frankenstein by Darmstadt. Its got some nice FR trails.

    Do you have directions to Todtnau? I live near Stuttgart and am looking for good places to ride.

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    St. Ingbert is a fun race

    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    what a coincidence.. a friend and I were talking about this one this morning...he raced the St. Wendel / St. Ingbert 30k mini-marathons and was think about doing this one.. looks like a cool track..
    If you guys decide to ride Wasgau is pretty fun course with good feed stops. They seem to always be backed up with people eating way too much. Hope to see you guys there, look for the one of the only 29ers and a guy with a beard and that will likely be me. Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray_coach
    Do you have directions to Todtnau? I live near Stuttgart and am looking for good places to ride.

    Matt
    http://www.mtb-fun-park.de/
    click on "Anfahrt"
    Todtnau is in the southern black forest, far away from anything by german standards. It's worth the drive, but do it in the summer.

    Bad Wildbad is somewhat closer than Todtnau.
    http://www.northwave-bikepark-bad-wildbad.de/
    The track(s) is even gnarlier - steep, seriously rocky, but with less elevation gain. Super fun but bring all the body armor you have. I live in Oregon now and the main track at wildbad is still the gnarliest track I've ever ridden by a really long shot.

    There are a bunch of people from Stuttgart riding there all season (lift - or rather: train-assisted off season riding is possible year round), you can find them in the stuttgart local board on mtb-news.de:

    http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=94
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    I think I found the right forum to post in...

    There are a few of us who live on Vogelweh MFH side of base that will be riding out of the Getleswoog parking lot (past Hoenecken) each weekend from now until Jan; a couple of us have 125 day vacation.

    For those familiar with the RACC Thursday rides, we are going to start in the parking lot as usual. As a matter of fact one of the guys is picking his new bike up today and we will be riding from the Getleswoog parking lot at 1400.

    If you are interested give me (Rick) a call on my cell 01515-327-7383 or e-mil bcane98@gmail.com

    Looking forward to the Wasgau ride as well...

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    Erlangen=Sweet single track. But mums the word, you gotta know how to get them, put up with plenty of pavement and dirt road to get them, but once you find them.....
    "Show em how we do it in the 505, show up late and leave early!" -Pete

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    Erlangen is one of the places on our list to move to.

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    I'm always down for a road trip. I live in Landstuhl but would be willing to drive to check out some good trails. You guys wanna get a group together sometime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN
    I'm always down for a road trip. I live in Landstuhl but would be willing to drive to check out some good trails. You guys wanna get a group together sometime?
    that would be cool

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN
    I'm always down for a road trip. I live in Landstuhl but would be willing to drive to check out some good trails. You guys wanna get a group together sometime?
    Love to. I'm also looking to put together a Eurobike trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Love to. I'm also looking to put together a Eurobike trip.

    so, JC.. do you now have a short list of the possible places to move?

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    It will still be up in the air for some months more, it appears. Too many factors coalescing right now.

    Can I move in with you? I could rub in how much tire clearance I have in my rear tri while you rub in being 25% lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    It will still be up in the air for some months more, it appears. Too many factors coalescing right now.

    Can I move in with you? I could rub in how much tire clearance I have in my rear tri while you rub in being 25% lighter.



    now seriously, let me know if there's anything I can help with

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    Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Thanks a bunch.
    No biggie!

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    I would love too meet up, but Im all the way up in Grafenwoehr, Germany

    Anyone else over here with me in Eastern Germany?

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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?

    Later,
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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.

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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...


    PRESIDENT'S HOLIDAY TRAINING RIDES: 13:00 Saturday, Spang Loop Sprint. 10:00 Sunday, casual group ride. 13:00 Monday, 30km Speicher-Kyll-Auw endurance ride.

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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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