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Etiquette foot

Trail etiquette tips for mountain bikers

By Julie Norman

1. Yield to uphill riders.  It’s easier for you to stop and get started again than it is for someone climbing. 2. Yield to hikers and horse riders.  Often hikers will yield to you, but you should still be prepared to stop for ...

Triathlon Photo

Triathlon Racing: How to get started

By Special to the Sentinel

How to get into Triathlons (tri-ath-lon) By Adam Sczech, LTR Bike Shop, Grand Junction, CO Triathlon races consist of three different sports: swimming, running, and biking. They are a not only a good time but also a good way ...

CMU Cycling Team is on the right path

By Special to the Sentinel

Colorado Mesa’s cycling team heads into the spring road cycling season in position to win another USA Cycling national omnium championship. The Mavericks are currently in first place through three disciplines with two more to go. They ...

All about Fat Bikes

By Special to the Sentinel

by: Brad Stewart, Bicycle Outfitters, Grand Junction, Co There is a new distraction for bikers.  It’s an untraditional alternative to mountain biking, the newest experience in thrill!  Enter: The “Fat Bike!” Fat ...

Burn Lap

How to Pack for the trails you’re riding

By Special to the Sentinel

by: Keith Kitchens, The Bike Shop, Grand Junction, CO Ready to hit the trails? Here are a few suggestions for what to take with you on a variety of rides: BURN LAP – tube, CO2 canister and head, Quik Stik and water bottle. No ...

Rustler’s Loop photo

Advanced biking tips: steep rollers, drops, rock gardens and switchbacks

By Julie Norman

Mastering various bike skills takes time and patience, and sometimes even a little blood.  Hopefully our tips and the videos we’ve linked will help you advance your own skills without leaving too much skin on the trails. Below ...

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A Bicycling Classic

By Special to the Sentinel

By John Hodge The Grand Junction area offers a variety of good road cycling routes, but the crown jewel has to be Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument. Around here we think it’s one of the best, if not the best road ride in the ...

Stagnant singletrack

Has some of your singletrack become stagnant?

By Julie Norman

Have you ever found yourself riding the same trails over and over? Sometimes we do this because we just really enjoy a particular ride (Lion’s and Mack Ridge for me). Other times we find ourselves just repeating the same rides every ...

Mary Thom ride photo

How to get your significant other to mountain bike

By Special to the Sentinel

By Heather O’Brien Photos courtesy of Heather O’Brien I am nuts about biking. I’m so nuts that I, a teacher, spend my summer vacations working at The Bike Shop because I love helping people find the perfect bike, and also ...

Pic biking with kids

Tips for a successful mountain bike ride with your kids

By Julie Norman

1. If you have very small children, consider investing in a Strider bike. Strider bikes don’t have pedals, so kids can push along with their feet, but can also pick up their feet in order to learn balance. These bikes also help to ...

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