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Buy the right road bike pic

Bike fit most important when buying

By Special to the Sentinel

Story and photo by BRYAN MIICK, The Bike Shop So you have decided that you want to try road biking but you don’t know which bike to buy. You’ve been to the bike shop and looked around and saw bikes from $900 to $10,000. They all ...

CMU training center

Cutting-edge resources for Colorado’s cycling enthusiasts

By Special to the Sentinel

By: Jill Cordova, CMU department head for kinesiology Nestled on the northwest corner of Colorado Mesa University’s main campus sit two hidden gems that are making the institution the envy of other schools and an exceptional resource ...

A biker’s guide to avoiding crossfit training injuries

By Special to the Sentinel

As we roll into 2015, thousands of individuals are making goals for the New Year. Getting into shape has always been a favorite for those who have strayed from their workout routines, and 2015 is sure to fill the local athletic clubs. For ...

bmx pic

World-class BMX track being built

By Penny Stine

While the Grand Valley’s growing reputation for mountain biking is well-deserved, there’s another riding style that will soon be featured on a national stage. Mesa County Fairgrounds has been working with Grand Valley BMX to ...


Get Out! The end of a season

By Julie Norman

The end of mountain biking season is upon us. Sure, there might be days in December when we can ride, but soon the snow will fall and the temperatures will drop, and only those crazy few (or those with fat bikes), will still be out ...

A perfect bike ride is un-bear-able

By Dale Shrull

It was the perfect day for a quick bike ride. But really there’s no such thing as truly perfect. Cooler temperatures, very little wind, not a lot of cyclists out and a bear on the trail. What? Cooler temperatures this time of year, ...


Get Out: Biking for 30 straight days a good, tough challenge

By Julie Norman

In April, myself and other bikers all across the country took part in a 30 Days of Biking Challenge. The rules were simple: Ride your bike every day for 30 days. There were no guidelines for distance or type of riding. Just get ... on ... ...


It’s tourist biking season

By Julie Norman

Spring biking in the valley can get crowded. Out-of-towners head here to get away from the muddy, thawing trails of mountain towns. Locals are just happy to have warm, long days for biking after work. Both groups flock to Fruita for the Fat ...

2014 Calendar of Bike Events

By Staff

March 8-11 — Moab Skinny Tire Festival Routes through the famous landscapes of Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. The ride benefits cancer survivorship organizations. Register info: Call ...


There’s an app for that

By Special to the Sentinel

Strava Free (Premium membership $6.99/mo) Strava is the best known app among mountain bikers — spend five minutes in the Lunch Loops parking lot and you’ll no doubt see bikers pressing start/stop on their phones before/after their ...

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