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How Fruita, Moab began to draw mountain bikers

By Jeff Caspersen

One’s an old uranium-mining town. Another rests smack dab in the middle of oil and gas country. From unlikely blue-collar roots, two of the planet’s premier mountain biking destinations took form. In 1983, the Groffs — ...


Utah city markets self 
as multisport playground

By Jeff Caspersen

As Moab nears in the distance on U.S. Highway 191, the billboards advertise adventures of all sorts. One peddles skydiving, another hot air balloon rides. Off to the right, dirt bikes kick up clouds of red dust. Mountain bikes and ...


Moab, Fruita successful 
in building global brands

By Jeff Caspersen

Marian DeLay sits at her desk and clicks open a photo file on her computer. It’s a bus with a Moab advertisement plastered across the side. That bus is in Portland, Ore. DeLay and the four-person staff at the Moab Area Travel Council ...


Big city, great riding

By Staff

Denver, our state’s capital, has become a vibrant city with excellent opportunities to enjoy world-class culinary, artistic and sport offerings. Like many of us on the Western Slope, I periodically travel to Denver for work and ...


How to beat the heat while recreating this summer

By Julie Norman

Some recent forecasts have called for it to hit 100 degrees, and although we didn’t attain triple digits, we’ve reached the upper 90s. And July is coming soon. With temperatures like this, getting outside for a bike ride or hike ...


Mastering Moab

By Staff

Training camps were always some of my favorite times as a professional cyclist. It was a time to hang out with your teammates and ride a bike for five to eight hours a day without the stress of racing. Last weekend, some local friends and ...


Get Out! Bringing the essentials in a pack an important part of riding

By Julie Norman

One of the first things I grab before any bike ride is my backpack. I fill the hydration bladder with enough water to get me through the ride, plus a little extra. This usually means one liter for a short, after-work ride, or at least two ...


Collegiate cycling can last a lifetime

By Scott Mercier

Today is the final race for the Colorado Mesa University Class of 2013 Cycling Team. Patric Rostel is the last of the four-man dynasty to graduate. With Conor and Kevin Mullervy, Richard Geng and Patric, the team won back-to-back team time ...


Trail work to open new multiuse loop

By Dave Buchanan

Take a hike, build a trail, feel good about yourself. Do all three Saturday and Sunday by volunteering to work on a new loop trail in the Bookcliffs area north of Fruita. The trail is planned as an alternative ride for mountain bikes, dirt ...


Get Out! If local bike trails are loaded, try these road trips

By Julie Norman

Spring is here, and the local bike trails are packed with riders. Locals, tourists, beginners and experts are out enjoying sunshine and singletrack. In these early spring months when bike trail traffic is at its peak, we like to take a break ...

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