As summer rolls in, the planning and partaking of epic mountain biking trips must begin. Before heading out into the sandstone red yonder, take a few minutes to inform yourself about the nasty things you might encounter when visiting one of the many meccas of mountain biking: Moab, Sedona, Winter Park, Mt. Tam, and Crested Butte.

Read about mountain biking meccas’ dirty little secrets.

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