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  1. Next time you’re in Phoenix, let me know and I can show you around the new stuff at and around FINS, or just about any trail and then some on your list. Always looking for another female MTB enthusiast and adventure to ride with. And definitely join us for a ThNR!
    Happy adventuring!

  2. Hi Becky,
    I love your great descriptions, recommendations, photos and trail tips!
    A couple of us bikerchixs are heading (from Canada) to your area to mtb next month.
    We are super-excited to check out the trails. 🙂

  3. I agree with the top 5, but would have a different ranking. Hawes is #1 because of the new trails and general trail variety (flowy blues to true blacks). I love Gold Canyon because the trails are chunky technical and designed and built, albeit illegally, by mountain bikers. So when you’re on the K Trail and you dropped into and out of the same wash 10 times you know the trail was built for fun. Brown’s Ranch is great because you can pull 30 miles in 3 hours on a single speed and have a great time. And finally, SoMo is great for the pure challenge, especially on National where line selection is the key.

  4. You got the top 5…but just reverse them. Sorry, South Mtn for the average trail rider looking forward to blue and light black, would be last on the list. (IMHO)?

    1. Hi Tom, thanks for your comment! I actually didn’t mean for the five networks to be ranked in any way, but I do see how South Mountain (at number one) could be taken to mean ‘the best’ place to ride. I agree with you that it’s not the best for intermediate riders – although I do love National! I’ll update this post as soon as I can and rank each network according to difficulty/fun factor.

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