51 Capitals Picked by Popular Mountain Biking Website
(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with the organizers of the Maah Daah Hey 100, are pleased to announce that Medora has been named the Mountain Bike Capital of North Dakota according to singletracks.com.
Medora was chosen as North Dakota’s Mountain Bike Capital based on analysis of singletracks.com’s massive mountain bike trail database, survey data from its users across the U.S., and the expertise of its editorial team.
Nick Ybarra, organizer of the nationally-known Maah Daah Hey 100 mountain bike race, says, “They simply could not have picked a better place! Medora is the only town directly on the
Maah Daah Hey Trail, which is some of the best riding in the world, let alone North Dakota.
I grew up in this state, and there are a lot of awesome places to mountain bike here, but the Maah Daah Hey is the only trail that is on a ‘world-class’ level.”
Medora, which features numerous Maah Daah Hey trail heads is also the gateway community to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and is located right in the heart of the North Dakota Badlands.
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation marketing and communications director, Justin Fisk says, “While we are honored to be named the Mountain Bike Capital of the state, it isn’t a surprise to folks who have experienced the Badlands and Medora for themselves.
Whether enthusiasts want to hike in Theodore Roosevelt national park, golf the Bully Pulpit, or hit some amazing single track on the Maah Daah Hey or Buffalo Gap Trails, they are in for an experience unmatched anywhere in the region.”
In addition to the world-class mountain biking available on the Maah Daah Hey, there are many opportunities to explore the badlands and Mountain Biking Capital of North Dakota this summer.
This year’s Badlands events include
- May 29 – Badlands Gravel Battle
- June 3 – The Bully Run – 5K Fun Run & Walk
- July 15 – Medora Fossil Dig
- August 6 – Maah Daah Hey 100 Mountain Bike Race
- August 20 – Maah Daah Hey Trail Run – 5k/10k
- August 25 – A celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks System
- September 10 & 11 – Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally & Badlands Kite Fest