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    Boston area mtb

    My wife and I will soon be relocating from the suburbs of Chicago to the Boston metro area. Since your city is so expensive we will be downsizing a little bit, there is less room for our bikes. How are the mountain biking trails out there? Is there any good single track w/i an hour and a half drive from the city? Just have to start thinking about what I may have to sell off if we do not have the room. Just please tell me there is good stuff around.

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    What Area are you going to be looking in , and yes we have lots of good sincgle track with in 1 1/2 hours of Bostons , LOTS !! ( see the picture thread Sticky )
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    There is plenty of riding in the Boston Metro area even closer than 1.5 hours. You're better off if you live closer to the North or the West side of the city as there are more options. Our trails tend to me rockier and more technical than most other places. What we lack in elevation we make up for in pure grit. I live about 40 minutes north of the city along the coast and there are a ton of riding options.

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    Not sure exactly what area of the city we will be living. And there is much elevation here either so that is no loss to me. Thanks for the replies

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    The "rides" page of Greater Boston NEMBA's website has a bunch of links to trail systems in the area. Check it out GBNEMBA rides page

    Also, not listed but I know exists, is Veitnam, which is reputedly one of the best networks in the country. I just moved to town as well and am in the process of getting my feet wet. Hope to see ya out there!

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    West of the city has plenty of riding as well. Vietnam, Ribbon Candy, Upton, Sutton, Rayburn, Leominster, to name a few. Check out my map.

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    NEMBA New England Mountain Biking Association has good maps and info. So does this website. I ride Wompatuck all the time. 5000 acres laced with single track. Rocky rooty wet and FUN. 20 miles South of Boston. Blue Hill is in the Boston city limits, kind of tame. Tons of good stuff. Good luck finding the right place and welcome to Boston.

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    here is a great source for trail maps

    http://www.bikerag.com/bike_trail_maps_text_MA.htm
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    Great I love to hear this! Now its a matter of deciding what bike I may need to get rid of; but they all serve a purpose which is I have them in the first place. Might just have to get rid of the wife's bikes.

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