The old fashioned winter ski-resort of Cortina d’ Ampezzo, in Veneto region becomes Cortina d’ Ampezzo Bike-resort during summer season. The Dolomites offer so many itineraries and trails that make the area a real paradise for the sport's fans. Cortina is a regular meeting point every year among visitors from all over the world. The most important bike event taking place annually here, is the famous ‘’Cortina – Doddiaco MTB Race’’, at the end of July, which is one of the most popular and important races in the Dolomites out-door activities scene.
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Mountain Biking in Sure Would Trail, Houghton, Michigan USA
Sure Would Trail starts at the Tech Trails main trailhead. The first 322 m/1056 ft of downhill are modulated as a dual slalom race course, complete with starting ramp at the top. An easy grade of small berms and roller gaps and then transition to larger table tops, as the pitch slightly increases. As Sure Would Trail crosses the ski trail, it changes into a singletrack and pops over the old railroad grade at the pipeline, beginning its second descent. This intermediate segment is all about maintaining your speed and flow.
When entering the Portage Loop ski trail, the grade doubles and the decent starts to become more challenging. You have reached the advanced segment and you are about to face 1.12 km/0.7 mi of fierce gravity, compression and air through giant white pines, mature oaks and lacy hemlocks. Now it is all about controlling your speed and you will have to be good to make it through and hit the gabs.
After some berms, a big step up and a final drop, you will reach the bottom, where you will have to decide whether to turn left and get back to the top or continue on the Hillside Trail and explore some more trails. If you are a nature and mountain biking fan, this is the right place for you!