Biking

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Get Out! Breaking out the bike

By Julie Norman

Anticipation. That’s the feeling that comes over me with the first ride of bike season every year. Butterflies start fluttering about in my stomach, and I start thinking about every drop and ledge on the route I’m about to tackle. ...


Learn about our key trails

By Dave Buchanan

Take a walk, it’s good for you and the community. Stride or ride to the Walking and Biking Trails Summit on March 8 to learn more about the key role trails play in our community. The day-long event features presentations on the ...


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Stay in shape with an indoor workout

By Staff

Indoor training. Those two words bring an intense emotional response depicting pure joy, the kind of joy you can only find during a prostate exam or a visit to the dentist. With daily temperatures topping out somewhere between freezing and ...


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GET OUT! Butterknife anything but dull

By Julie Norman

In my quest to cover new territory this bike season I’ve ridden the Palisade Rim trail, the Ribbon trail and now Butterknife. This 13.5-mile trail is located about 5.6 miles up Little Park Road and promises to be one of the most ...


‘Beaver moon’ ride a great time for friends

By Scott Mercier

December, with its short days and cold temperatures, is normally the time of year that the bikes get put away and the skis come out. Although there is still plenty of winter yet, the unseasonably warm weather and lack of precipitation are ...


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GET OUT! Black Friday ideas

By Julie Norman

Let’s face it: Christmas is just around the corner. Soon we’ll all be wandering aimlessly through Mesa Mall trying to find the right gift for every significant person in our lives. To make things slightly easier, here are some ...


BLM extends comment period for Bangs Canyon trails

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period through Dec. 22 on more than 21 miles of new trails proposed for Bangs Canyon. Under the proposal, the BLM would design and construct eight trails available for ...


Taking ride on Rim Rock Drive offers a great escape

By Scott Mercier

The public revelations of doping on a massive scale within the professional cycling peloton have served as a distraction from my favorite activity: Riding my bike! The weather is starting to cool off, and there are not too many nice days for ...


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Getting advanced at the Lunch Loop

By Julie Norman

In my previous column I wrote about some of the most popular trails reached from the main Tabeguache/Lunch Loop parking lot. These trails are great for short loops, an hour to 90 minutes, but for those of you looking for longer or more ...


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Find your way around Lunch Loop/Tabeguache trails

By Julie Norman

The Lunch Loop/Tabeguache trails on Monument Road are a great example of multi-use trails. Without the many hundreds of hours of work by volunteers, COPMOBA, and the BLM, trail users would have to drive out to the edges of the county for an ...


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