Houghton is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the largest city of Copper County. It is also in the list of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. Houghton is surrounded on the east by Portage Township and Pilgrim, on the south by Hurontown and Isle Royale Location and on the west by Dakota Heights. The area is ideal for varied winter as well as summer sports, such as ice hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, mountain biking etc.
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Mountain Biking in Leadville Trail 100, Leadville, Colorado USA
Rich in history and Victorian architecture, the town is designated as a National Historic Landmark District since 1961. Its economy was based on mining but when Climax mine has been closed down, locals took advantage of their beautiful natural surroundings and focused on adventurism. As the place is gifted with rich flora and fauna landscapes and high alpine mountains, it is now the center of many recreational and outdoor activities, attracting tourists from all over the world.
One of the most famous events and a wonderland for mountain bike enthusiasts is the Leadville Trail 100 race or else The Race Across The Sky. Taking place every summer and starting from Leadville’s town, the race follows a 100 mi/161 km long trail, all the way out and back again through the rough mountain, reaching an elevation of 12424 ft/3786 m high. The majority of the trails take you through the forest and onto mountain roads. The terrain is mainly dirt and rocky along with some few sections of pavement.
Everything you want to experience while mountain biking is here. Difficult narrow uphills, steep downhills, high altitude, single tracks through dense forest, long distances, breathtaking views, blind turns and a lot of adrenaline thrills are on for this unbelievable race. Suitable for advanced and in very good physical condition mountain bikers, this marathon is open for all participants over 18 year old.
So wait no longer and start practicing because you will have to face some of the sport’s most fierce competitors as well as your own mental and physical limits. Certainly a mountain bike ride, worth riding!
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