A few weeks ago a bike rental customer, Darrel McGuire, posted a short video of his experience mountain biking in the Makawao Forest Reserve on the slopes of Haleakala. The reserve is about halfway down the dormant 10,000 foot volcano on East Maui. As the short video demonstrates, the Makawao Forest mountain bike trails provide plenty of excitement for even the most avid mountain bike rider. Watch the video below and then take a look at a couple images from last weekend's TriLanai Triathlon over on the island of Lanai. Next time you plan a mountain biking vacation on Maui, think about spending a couple days exploring the bike trails on Lanai too.
We want to extend a special Thanks to Darrel for the complimentary comments he left on his Vimeo page along with his mountain bike video:
What a Great Day riding some excellent single track in the Makawao Forest in Hawaii...:)
Special Thanks to: "West Maui Cycles" for the maps, info, and a well tuned Specialized StumpJumper, to explore the up Country on Haleakala's slopes.... Aloha & Mahalo !!!
After you watch the video be sure to head over to Darrel’s Vimeo page http://vimeo.com/77105642 to leave a comment to let him know you liked it.
Ever thought about mountain biking on Lanai and wondering what sort of MTB trails are available? Watch the XTERRA Adventure video below for a glimpse into a few of the mountain bike trails on Lanai ranging from the lush green Munroe Trail to dry dirt trails closer to shore. The video starts with a short segment spotlighting a local TriLanai participant from Lanai. As riders interviewed in the bike video explain, there is something for all types of mountain bike riders on Lanai! From the most adventurous looking for heart pumping challenging bike trails to the first time mountain bike riders, biking on Lanai provides something for everyone! Congrats to Specialized team rider Conrad Stoltz for repeating as 2013 TriLanai Champion!
And check out the bike jersey on that TriLanai participant pictured. West Maui Cycles is not only proud to be a sponsor of the TriLanai triathlon, we are always pleased to see riders sporting our bike gear in competition!
NOTE on schedule for next year: Next year’s TriLanai has already been moved from it's traditional weekend after the XTERRA World Championship on Maui. Next year, the 2014 TriLanai will be held the weekend following the Ironman competion over on the Big Island of Hawaii and the week before XTERRA on Maui. Take a look at more photos on the TriLanai Facebook, too!
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