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Outside briefs, Aug. 26, 2017

By Staff

Former CMU rider Skarda off to world championships Alexis Skarda of Grand Junction was recently selected by USA Cycling to represent Team USA at the 2017 Mountain Bike World Championships. Skarda, a former Colorado Mesa rider and ...


Downhill trending up

By Dale Shrull

One by one, mountain bikers cruised down a trail named Pinball Alley. There were whoops and hollers, groans and profanities uttered as the riders weaved and zipped to the bottom. Once they reached the end of the trail, some stuck around to ...

Expanding 18 Road bike system on hold, not forgotten

By Jon Mitchell

Efforts to improve the trails and facilities at the 18 Road bike systems north of Fruita haven’t wavered despite recent obstacles that have put things on hold. Ture Nycum, parks and recreation director for the city of Fruita, confirmed ...



By Julie Norman

We’ve been out exploring campgrounds and new bike areas this summer. One great new spot we discovered is Redstone Campground. A few weeks ago Joel Evans wrote about fly fishing on the Crystal River, so consider this a follow-up on ...


Pearl Lake has views, camping

By Julie Norman

We recently took a few days off to head for cooler temperatures and higher ground in Steamboat Springs. Looking through our 100 Most Scenic Campgrounds in Colorado book, we discovered Pearl Lake campground, 23 miles north of Steamboat on Elk ...


Get Out! In with the new

By Julie Norman

New trails seem to be popping up all across western Colorado. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had time to test them out with a few friends. It takes quite a bit of time, money, and lots of effort to create these trails and any new trail ...


Outdoors Briefs:  June 11, 2017

By Staff

Mountain Biking Fourth downhill trail debuts when 
Powderhorn Bike Park opens June 24 The Powderhorn Bike Park opening day is scheduled for June 24. There will be a new green downhill trail joining the three existing trails for the ...


The need for speed

By Julie Norman

Purpose-built, fast, flowing trails and hero dirt just call out for speed. Lately, I’ve found myself with more confidence when it comes to speed. I’ve been lucky enough to get to blast down some great trails over the years and ...

Outdoor briefs, May 14, 2017

By Staff

GJ Off-Road race set for this weekend The Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race is set for this weekend starting on Friday with the event’s downtown fat-tire criterium. Off-road racing begins Saturday with the amateur races. ...



By Dale Shrull

Strategy, strategy, strategy — that’s what the bike racing is all about. Colorado Mesa had a good strategy on Sunday, but the result wasn’t quite what the Mavericks wanted. As the women’s Varsity riders at the USA ...

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