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Autumn mountain bikers?

Hi there, I just moved to Zurich with my husband. We are both English but have spent the last 3 years in Vancouver where we caught the mountain biking bug!

Just wondering if there was anyone out there who would be interested in meeting up for a weekend ride before the weather turns bad. Our bikes arrived last week so we can't wait to go for a spin. We will probably try out Uetliberg this weekend if its not pouring with rain.

I tried some of the meetup groups but undrstandably the events seem to have tapered off into autumn. So if anyone can point me in the direction of a group or wants to join/show us where to go we would really appreciate it!

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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

Why not "suggest" a ride on the Swiss Alpine Adventure meetup group.
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

Autumn is my favorite time to ride my bike. There is something magical about blazing down a trail covered in leaves. I too suggest the SAA group, they do winter activiteis as well. My suggestion is to buy a hiking trail map or a garmin then head out to the alps and have a blast. A pleathora of great trails awaits you there.
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

Thanks for your replies. I didn't realize I could suggest rides on Swiss Alpine Adventure. Maybe I will give that a go. Thanks!
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

They have very nice bike trails (for both mountain bike, or just biking).

Check this website:
http://www.veloland.ch/en/cycling-in-switzerland.html

All routes have numbers and it's quiet easy to follow

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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

I would be interested in a mountain biking group!
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Thanks for your replies. I didn't realize I could suggest rides on Swiss Alpine Adventure. Maybe I will give that a go. Thanks!

Dave (from SAA) is always thankful if someone else organizes a ride.
I think ideally, you would have ridden the suggested trail before, so you can actually "lead" a group.
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I would be interested in a mountain biking group!
In your area, I would try the local skiing-club.
They usually do mountain-biking in the summer.
But if you organize rides in Wallis, I'm sure you will have lot's of people to join from the rest of CH.
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

I up for hitting the zurich or surrounding trails, planning to go out tomorrow saturday :-)
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In your area, I would try the local skiing-club.
They usually do mountain-biking in the summer.
But if you organize rides in Wallis, I'm sure you will have lot's of people to join from the rest of CH.
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I shall do so - anybody interested in riding now?
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I shall do so - anybody interested in riding now?
You should announce it on the SAA meetup (or in their meetup-forum).
Few people are going to see it here.
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

It would be great to have a good of us gathering on weekends or evenings

The meet up forums seems very hicking focused

Keep me in the loop
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

And before the snow comes!
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

Who would be interested in riding this weekend?
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

Next weekend for sure in Uetliberg.... calling numbers :-)
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

Anybody up to hit some nice trails in Valais?
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

You've got some brilliant trails around Visp. A friend of mine is always raving about them. I've not gotten to ride too much down there yet.

I've heard that Dave from SAA has been doing a lot of exploring down there too. Maybe get in touch with him and see if he knows anyone riding down that way.
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You've got some brilliant trails around Visp. A friend of mine is always raving about them. I've not gotten to ride too much down there yet.

I've heard that Dave from SAA has been doing a lot of exploring down there too. Maybe get in touch with him and see if he knows anyone riding down that way.
Let's not talk too much about the trails around Brig or Visp, Not worth it IMO. Trails around Aargau are much better.
Actually Switzerland is littered with great trails everywhere, one just needs a topo map to pick out which ones are worth riding or not.
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

I would love to go with you sometime. I am getting ready to go back to the states for a few weeks and if the weather holds up as it has, we could take a ride after Nov. 15th. I'll check in when I am back.
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Re: Autumn mountain bikers?

You really missed a great ride today 1500 m downhill

If there is no snow Jeizinen is so dry you can always bike there ... http://www.gps-tour.info/en/tracks/detail.98944.html
Just let me know if you want to hit these trails - I am always up for biking
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