The International Mountain Bicycling Association has posted an overview of up-and-coming mountain biking destinations in Northern California.

If these areas are not already on your radar, then they really should be: Groveland, East Bay Area, Susanville, Weaverville, and the Eastern Sierra. While there is no magic formula for producing the next “great” mountain biking destination, these areas all have real potential based on multiple factors including incredible public lands, supportive land managers, active mountain bike clubs and IMBA chapters and a myriad of other intangibles.

Time to add to your road trip bucket list.

And while we’re on the topic of road trips, you might want to check out’s round up of five Utah rides worth a visit.