If you're putting together a list of the best places to go mountain biking in 2019, Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge belongs on the list, according to a new Singletracks article.

The story focuses on "12 of the Best MTB Destinations to Visit in 2019" and Roanoke is highlighted, in large part due to the region's recent designation as the East Coast's first IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center.

The following is an excerpt from the section on Roanoke:

"Mountain bikers will find shaded trails in the woods with rocks and roots that create challenging lines. Roanoke was named an IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center last year following an application and assessment of the city. This means that Roanoke has an extensive network of well-rounded trails, from the 280-mile RockStar bikepacking route to flow trails like the one found at Mill Mountain."

The article showcases destinations around the world for mountain biking, with Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge being mentioned alongside places like Peru, British Columbia, and Italy. Coverage like this helps the region continue to grow an international reputation as a premier location for mountain biking and cycling.

See the complete list on the Singletracks website >

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge also hosted Singletracks writer Patrick Goral this past summer, who wrote about his experience with a list of Must-Ride Trails in Virginia's Blue Ridge >

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