Why Winter Riding in Israel is Awesome

Why Winter Riding in Israel is Awesome

Israel’s winters are mild, with average temperatures hovering around 15 degrees Celsius. Most of the rainfall in the country occurs from December to February, which allows the land to recover from the long and dry summer. Riding conditions are optimal as the ground dries quickly, and the abundance of rad trails put on their prettiest … Continue reading »

New Ride: HaZore’a Trail

New Ride: HaZore’a Trail

HaZore’a is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the west of the Jezreel Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Megiddo Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 901, and as of 2014, it is also home to two new purpose-built mountain bike loops. We went out to discover both, adding … Continue reading »

Trailbuilding Season is Here!

Trailbuilding Season is Here!

Only a few days ago, we went riding in the desert, under blue skies and the warm sun. Since then, winter has finally arrived, and with it the first big rainstorm of the season. Since it hasn’t really rained here since May, it’s safe to say that we were happy to see the skies finally … Continue reading »

All Mountain Sprint League 2013 – Misgav

All Mountain Sprint League 2013 – Misgav

The final round of the KTM All Mountain Sprint Cup season was held on the 21st of November in the forest of Misgav, one of the best riding areas in the country.  It was dry and dusty and the racing was hot! Enjoy a selection of shots from the day: [Show slideshow]

Yaar Ofer November 11, 2013

Yaar Ofer November 11, 2013

Yaar Ofer is a well-known riding destination situated about 40 minutes north of Tel Aviv. It sits atop the Carmel Mountain Range, and offers a rich selection of singletrack in a fairly mountainous setting. The climbs are not too long, but can be a bit sharp. The trails are mostly technical in nature, with great … Continue reading »

Carmel Mountains November 2, 2013

Carmel Mountains November 2, 2013

The Carmel Mountain Range is situated in the Northern part of Israel, along the Mediterranean coastline. It reaches over 500 meters in height, and offers a great playground for mountain bikes, with its many trails. I made a solo loop of 2 of the more well-known singles in the area, the “Alon” and “Shokef singles. … Continue reading »

Mishmar Haemek

Mishmar Haemek

Mishmar Haemek is a kibbutz situated about 40 minutes north of Tel Aviv, on the eastern slopes of the Carmel mountain range. The area features hills or small mountains approx 300 meters high, most of which are covered by a forest. There are a multitude of singles criss-crossing the entire domain, and the riding here … Continue reading »