"The key to surviving in the city is to discover nature," says author and veteran mountain biker Michael Margulis. Upstate New York lures riders compelled to escape the pressures of urban life, the stress of commuting to work, and the strain s of working long hours. A myriad of trails awaits mountain bikers in New York. The last two hundred years have left a network of logging, mining, carriage, and old forest routes. Enjoy the state's wealth of wild lands and the soulful high of silently gliding on pristine trails from Long Island, Harriman State Park, and the Westchester area to the Shawangunk, Catskill, and Adirondack mountains.