This morning’s installment of Weekend Snapshot finds readers around the world enjoying low-key miles with friends, combining bikes and skis, and taking on challenging new routes. Find a collection of community-sourced scenes from Maine, New Zealand, and Arkansas here…

Our latest batch of Weekend Snapshot vignettes highlights a diverse mix of ways to get out and ride. From cruising on your basket bike, to piecing together demanding new tracks and trails, to portaging your bike on your back just because, our worldwide readers show us that there’s no wrong way to enjoy the weekend on two wheels. Find three fresh snapshots below, then use the form at the bottom of this post to share a photo from one of your recent rides.

Orono, Maine

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By Christopher Brahan

Videos of bike portaging across the Grand Canyon on the Arizona Trail had me wanting to do a bike portage of my own. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Grand Canyon in Maine, but we have lots of snow. With some ingenuity and straps, I was able to strap my skis to my bike, bike to the nordic trails, and transition to have my bike on my back as I skied on the XC trails. It was lot of fun; just wish I had used a a backpack with an internal frame.

New Zealand

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By Bart Wallbank

A shot from a loop linking together part of the Alps to Ocean Trail and some stunning gravel roads resulted in a rather chunky three-day trip. Great weather and company made the trip a winner of a weekend.

Bentonville, Arkansas

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By Mer Wilder

In response to the upscale bike scene in our city, we’ve created a new ride focused on inclusivity. From classic 26ers with baskets to Miyatas with sweeping bars, all are welcome. Last weekend, we explored the hills and hollers of the Ozarks’ terrain, enjoying a mix of trails and good times. Photo by Brett Pitts.

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We’ll be selecting three photos per week to feature in Weekend Snapshot. Send yours along for consideration, and if it’s selected, we’ll be in touch! Note: We prefer 3:2 ratio landscape-oriented photos.

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