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    Oaxaca de Juarez Trail Guides

    Other than the bike guides (e.g. mtboaxaca.com) in town, what resources are available for finding singletrack trails around Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico?

    I'm trying to find trail guides, either print or online, that would make the exploration and riding of the area around the city easier.

    The only thing I can find online (other than one route here at MTBReview) are the routes posted here, none of which are singletrack:

    Find Bike Routes / Cycling Routes in Oaxaca, Mexico, Search for Bike Maps on MapMyRIDE

    A buddy and I have started finding stuff north of town and getting tracks on GPS. I plan to post whatever we find online but don't really want to waste a bunch of time creating maps and such if it's already available and I overlooked it.

    In the absence of existing resources, is there anybody who wants to help map routes here in Oaxaca or share their knowledge of singletrack here?

    Here (attached upload) is a few trails we've discovered west of San Felipe del Agua - many of which have evidence of MTB activity (i.e. tire tracks everyday). The names we've come up with aren't intended to override any already existing ones but in the absence of such "local" info, something is better than nothing (żalgo es algo?)

    Thanks!
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    Some OAX rides on WikiLoc.com

    Here is a site that has a few rides for Oaxaca, though I wouldn't call them real MTB (i.e. singletrack) trails. But at least somebody is already posting stuff. Kudos to Ramirojr & Ridox.

    Wikiloc - GPS trails and waypoints of the World
    Last edited by DeronDilger; 12-10-2011 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Correct Rideox to Ridox

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    We've been gathering additional trail info for around Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico.
    See OaxacaMTB.org - Home for more info.

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    Your better source of information for trail names and directions are the locals. Ask local riders or better yet, peasants (campesinos), that you would find along your way. Most mtb I know from Oaxaca (and for that matter from Mexico) would not carry a GPS with them, unless they go into very long or entirely new routes.

    I've never been riding around Oaxaca City so I cannot help you on that, but I know several amazing routes in the Sierra de Juarez (some 70 km north of Oaxaca city deep in the mountains). If you are interested drop me a line. Good luck!
    "My future involves more biking, some ups, some downs, then death" Adam Billinghurst - Just Some Guy That Rides Bikes

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    More Trails for North of Oaxaca de Juarez (city)

    We've updated the site and added many more trail maps. See the list of trails (and links to their map/info pages) here: Trail Info | OaxacaMTB.org

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    I'm heading down to Oaxaca with my family to hook up with my in-laws for a week in February. I believe they've got a place north of the city. Never been down there before and I can't ship down a bike so I'm looking for a good guide service that does rentals as well. I'm happy to XC and just enjoy the scenery -- which sounds pretty rad -- but I'd also love to get some gravity. Anyone have a recommendation and/or experience they can share?

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    @GeePhroh - see this page for links to guides & bike stores here in Oaxaca:

    Links | OaxacaMTB.org

    Of the resources linked to on that page, for a bike rental your choices here are: Zona Bici, Mountain Bike Oaxaca, and Pedro Martinez's Tour Guides.

    For XC type rides with a guide, I recommend Mountain Bike Oaxaca (Carlos Silverberg) or Pedro Martinez Tour Guides. For "gravity" (which I assume means downhill), I recommend Mountain Bike Oaxaca (Carlos Silverberg).

    Additionally, if you end up staying due north of Oaxaca de Juarez, you'll probably be in my neighborhood - San Felipe del Agua. See the following links for collections of trails & rides in the area close-by and surrounding the city:

    Ride Routes | OaxacaMTB.org

    Trail Info | OaxacaMTB.org


    Feel free to join us for a ride. E.g. Events | OaxacaMTB.org

    Holler if I can be of assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeronDilger View Post
    @GeePhroh - see this page for links to guides & bike stores here in Oaxaca:

    Links | OaxacaMTB.org

    Of the resources linked to on that page, for a bike rental your choices here are: Zona Bici, Mountain Bike Oaxaca, and Pedro Martinez's Tour Guides.

    For XC type rides with a guide, I recommend Mountain Bike Oaxaca (Carlos Silverberg) or Pedro Martinez Tour Guides. For "gravity" (which I assume means downhill), I recommend Mountain Bike Oaxaca (Carlos Silverberg).
    Thanks, Deron!

    Just set up a trip with Carlos -- gonna ride "Oaxaca Flume" and something else.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeronDilger View Post
    Additionally, if you end up staying due north of Oaxaca de Juarez, you'll probably be in my neighborhood - San Felipe del Agua. See the following links for collections of trails & rides in the area close-by and surrounding the city:

    Ride Routes | OaxacaMTB.org

    Trail Info | OaxacaMTB.org


    Feel free to join us for a ride. E.g. Events | OaxacaMTB.org

    Holler if I can be of assistance.
    The OaxacaMTB.org site is a great resource -- props for putting it together! I am staying out in San Pablo Etla. I'll see if I can finagle myself out of some family stuff -- love to join you guys on the Thursday 2/7 am ride. We'll see what The Management (aka my wife) has to say about it.

    Thanks again for the 411!

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