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Western Colorado RIDE Guide


Fall in love

By Julie Norman

We’ve been traveling and adventuring fools this bike season, but we’ve still managed to find time for plenty of riding here at home. We’ve been sticking to a routine of ...


New race series to kick off in October

By Staff

The Mountain and Desert Race series, Urban Tread Adventures, is gearing up for the upcoming season, which starts on Oct. 1. This five-race series features cyclocross and running races on ...


Reaching new heights

By Dale Shrull

Noah Spears came zipping down a stretch of singletrack lined with aspen trees and took aim at the center of the rock. The dirt trail went right over the rock, and Spears went airborne. As he ...


Powderhorn’s Mountain Bike Race Series

By Dale Shrull

Scenes and comments from competitors at Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s Mountain Bike Race Series.  ...


How I spent my summer vacation

By Julie Norman

It seems an odd time to be writing this, since it’s only August, but everyone’s kids are back in school and so I suppose a “how I spent my vacation” brief is rather ...


‘A good change’

By Jon Mitchell

The 18 Road mountain bike trails north of Fruita have gotten a lot more attention over the years. Back in 2005, according to Chris Pipkin of the Bureau of Land Management, an estimated 33,000 ...



By Julie Norman

It seems as though we are constantly surrounded by numbers these days. How many miles did you ride? You should exercise 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day! How many calories did you burn? How ...



By Dale Shrull

Rider after rider zipped back to the Flat Top Flyer for another trip to the top. Smiling and excited, riders couldn’t wait for the high-speed lift to whisk them back up to enjoy another ...


Get Out! Not middle of the road

By Julie Norman

We’re lucky folks to live in a state where mountain biking is possible almost all year. Except for January and February (and sometimes even then if you have a fat bike) it’s ...


The downhill thrill

By Dale Shrull

Mountain biking at ski resorts has long been a destination for those looking for high-speed thrills. As summer approaches, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is set to join the list of ski resorts ...


Get Out! Question everything

By Julie Norman

On a recent snowy spring camping and biking trip to Cortez and Durango, we reminded ourselves of this: the main goal of a bike trip is to ride every day. This is often easier said than done as ...


Get Out! The power of pedaling

By Julie Norman

Two years ago, I participated in and wrote about the April 30 Days of Biking Challenge. The challenge is social-media based, though you can “pledge” to do it on ...


Get Out! Basic training

By Julie Norman

Squeeeeeeee. Squeak squeak squeak. Ping! Rattattatatatat! What IS that noise? Many times I’ve had to stop on the trail after asking myself this question. Is it a brake rubbing? A shifter ...


State funds help Grand Valley Ranger District maintain OHV trails in area national forests

By Staff

Your face is dusty, your ATV muddy and your adrenaline is at an all-time high. You have just finished riding one of your favorite trails in Grand Mesa National Forest and couldn’t be ...


Get Out! Some tips to consider for this biking season

By Julie Norman

My dad is fond of doling out bits of wisdom and advice. I’d say I use it about 50 percent of the time. Southern dialect reigns in most everything he says, and it’s especially true ...

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Commuter Routes in Grand Junction

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COPMOBA, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Biking Association, provides information on trail maintenance, building and advocacy. is a great resource for bike maps, trail descriptions and trip reports for Colorado and Utah.


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