Oregon has a world-class mountain bike trail system

Oregon has a world-class mountain bike trail system

Oregon's Sandy Ridge mountain bike trail has seen a steady increase in riders each month, attracting bikers across the nation and internationally.

The first year, counters on the trail clocked 10,110 riders, and visitation has grown steadily since then. Last year, 31,350 people rode the trail. Milnor estimates that number will jump to 59,420 by the end of 2013, based on ridership so far.

The trail system now includes 15 miles of trails, with a range of difficulties.

Sandy Ridge is the largest trail built specifically for mountain bikes on federal land in the United States, said Adam Milnor, who oversees the trail for the Bureau of Land Management.

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