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The town of Ely, located near the state’s eastern border, is a crossroad for anyone traveling west to Northern California, east to Utah and Colorado, or south to Las Vegas. Formerly a mining town, Ely is enjoying a new boom—an economic one fueled by visitors seeking out its world-class mountain biking. Joining the trend of similar Mountain West meccas, Ely has chosen to embrace its miles of raw singletrack, marketing them to bikers throughout the country in search of a new setting, something off the map, and free from all the crowds. In this video, Beta magazine, the Outside+ authority on all things mountain bikes, takes you on a hot lap around this hidden gem. Check it out!