“At a high level, what we’re really measuring is how many people ride a given trail, and how highly they rate the trail,” states the article on the mountain biking site.
It was the sixth year in a row that Galbraith was recognized as the most popular place to ride mountain bikes in the state, according to Eric Brown, the executive director of the WMBC, a trails advocacy group that has for more than 30 years served as the stewards of the network of trails on the mountain just east of Bellingham.
Up to 65 miles of trails are on Galbraith, all of them built and maintained by the nonprofit Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and its volunteers.
Galbraith has long received attention from riders far and wide and has garnered attention for being a world-class destination.
On Monday, Brown said that five of the top six trails in Washington state, according to mountain bike app and website Trailforks, were on Galbraith.