Get off the road and on the trail with one of these great fall mountain bike rides.
Knobby Tire Ride and RollSept. 24, 2016; St Carlisle, Mass. 1 of 9
If you're still a little shaky on the trail, this ride provides a great way to gain confidence in the saddle. The five-hour ride is guided and, if need be, all equipment is provided. All you have to do is show up, ride and enjoy a barbecue dinner afterward.
The Gold Rush MTBSept. 25, 2016; Granite Bay, Calif. 2 of 9
With single and double track trails that wind through beautiful oaks and picturesque lakes, this is one of the most scenic rides you can do. And, almost as important, the ride comes with some pretty sweet swag to boot.
Creature from Carvins CoveOct. 2, 2016; Roanoke, Va. 3 of 9
A ride that combines endurance, a difficult single track and an urban legend? Count us in. As the leaves turn color, you'll ride 17 miles through Virginia's dark backwoods in search of a local monster said to be lurking.
Sawtooth Mountain ChallengeOct. 22, 2016; Marais, Minn. 4 of 9
Whether you're a noob or a skilled mountain biker, this ride offers everything. And, if you're the competitive type, custom birchbark awards go to the top finishers. But the biggest prize? Everyone gets to go home with a taste of Marais' finest local beer.
Fair City EnduroOct. 22, 2016; Perthshire, United Kingdom 5 of 9
If you have the itch to take your fat tire across the Atlantic, we recommend checking out this awesome enduro. But, if you're planning on doing some sightseeing during this ride, you'll have to see everything under the cloak of night.
Pisgah Double Dare Mountain Bike RaceOct. 29, 2016; Pisgah Forest, N.C. 6 of 9
If one day simply isn't enough to get your mountain biking fix, this two-day event should be right up your alley. Teams of two riders tackle single track while trying to reach up to 10 checkpoints each day. Expect 80 miles of riding if you reach each checkpoint.
12 Hours of FuryNov. 19, 2016; Fort McDowell, Ariz. 7 of 9
How many times can you complete a 15-mile loop in 12 hours? In mid-November, you'll have the opportunity to test your mountain biking skills on a smooth, fast and fun course through the Arizona desert. While this is a competition, stragglers are more than welcome.