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Salty Treads race tests cyclocross ‘frienemies’

By Dale Shrull

With a twisting, turning course that went from grass to dirt with big and little obstacles, it was cyclocross racing at its best. Saturday’s Salty Treads race was the fifth of six races in the Mountain and Desert Racing ...


Haggerty giving proceeds from book to Riverfront Trail Project

By Staff

Bill Haggerty loves the outdoors and has the worn and tattered boots to prove it. When it comes to hiking in the Grand Valley, Haggerty is the go-to source for hitting the region’s trails. The former Colorado Division of Wildlife ...

Rider and the Wolf

By Dale Shrull

Long before anyone even thought about taking to the mountains on a bicycle, Mike Rust was building mountain bikes. Through the 1980s, he welded and molded bike frames to be durable enough to withstand the pounding of off-road riding. Norman ...

COPMOBA meeting a wealth of information

By Julie Norman

I mountain bike two to three times per week most months of the year. I write this column, which is almost exclusively dedicated to biking, and I help produce our RIDE magazine each year. Yet, until Aug. 10, I had never been to a Colorado ...


Get Out and ride

By Julie Norman

I thought about titling this, “How I spent my summer vacation,” but then I realized our trips this year started back in May, which is technically spring. It’s been quite the season of touring and checking out new bike trails ...


Trail ready for riders

By Dale Shrull

Bob Nicholson and Terry Klishbaugh looked perplexed. It was a puzzle and the piece wasn’t quite fitting like they hoped. The piece in question was a large flat rock, and the puzzle they were working would be a rocky stretch of a trail ...

Get Out! Brain games reinvigorate tired trails

By Julie Norman

Do you find yourself in the doldrums of summer riding the same trails over and over? Have you ridden Horsethief Bench or Pet Y Kes so many times you start to wonder if you could, in fact, do it with your eyes closed? If so, you need to try ...


On a quest for the perfect trail

By Dale Shrull

Where to ride? It’s the question every mountain biker has asked. Great trails and fun riding is always the quest. It’s the equivalent of an angler’s favorite fishing hole, but for mountain bikers, they seem to be less ...

Get Out! A few places to go for longer rides, fewer people

By Julie Norman

When we’re planning weekend or after-work rides, one of two questions often pops up: How can we avoid the crowds? Or, how can we make that ride longer? Here are several ways to do both. At Kokopelli Trails If you’re looking to ...


Five ways to get out and ride

By Julie Norman

Spring has sprung, with windy days and unpredictable temperatures. None of that, however, will keep us dedicated mountain bikers and hikers off of the trails. We’ll be out there, wind or no, every weekend from now until it snows again, ...

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