This week Singletracks ranked the 10 Best Colleges and Universities for Mountain Bikers, which included the University of Montana in Missoula.  The colleges were ranked using a number of factors including on-campus and near-campus singletrack for students without transportation, the quality of the singletrack in the general area, and the quality of academics.

Been enjoying time back on two wheels after a long stretch traveling without a bike. #mtbmissoula #rattlesnake #fenceline @cory.kaufman

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Boasting 106 different trails which are all accessible within a few miles of the Missoula city limits.  

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Mountain biking in Missoula is a favorite local activity.  From easy trails and family outings to competitive races there is a mountain biking event for every type of rider.  There are weekly group rides with Mountain Bike Missoula.  MTB Missoula is currently working on the newest addition in Missoula, a public downhill bike trail with features, which should be open before the end of the 2017 season.

Do you love trail? Join me tonight for @bigskybrewing annaversary party at Caras Park! All beer sales go to @mtbmissoula to build new trail! I will be slinging brews from 4-10pm. #thanksBigSkyBrewing, #alesfortrails, #mtbMissoula, #bigskybrewing, #singletrack, #mtb, #traillove

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Most of the list included colleges in the Rocky Mountain Region but there were schools represented from coast to coast across the, with the University of Montana, in Missoula, at #7!