Men's Journal

POWER PLAY

E-mountain bikes don’t make squats obsolete, but they do open new territory for riders.

- by KELLY BASTONE

SLAUGHTER PEN AND BLOWING SPRINGS

Bentonvill­e, Arkansas

The Slaughter Pen system includes rollicking downhill flow lines (Boo

Boo and Choo Choo) and chundery Schroen Train. The Razorback Regional Greenway to the Blowing Springs network has cliffy drops and waterfalls.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK AND PRESERVE

Phoenix

Towering saguaro cacti surround these 70 miles of blocky-rocky singletrac­k where Pivot Cycles developed and tested its Shuttle E-MTB.

THE WHITE RIM

Moab, Utah

This 100-mile route showcases scenery in Canyonland­s National Park. On E-MTBS, cyclists can complete it over three days (rather than the usual four) and float up the final 1,500-foot climb.

GREENHORN GULCH

Ketchum, Idaho

Smooth, flowy ribbons of decomposed granite wind through thickets of wildflower­s, grasses, and ghost forests scorched by wildfires. E-MTBS let you see it all on the 23-mile loop combining the Cow Creek/mahoney/greenhorn/ Imperial trails.

BIG BEAR LAKE

San Bernardino, California

You can load an E-MTB onto the lifts at Summit Bike Park, or stitch together routes on 100 miles of cross-country and gravel trails. The six-mile Cactus Flats loop threads through Joshua trees, while the more technical 15-mile John Bull loop challenges riders with ledges and slickrock.

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