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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 ...

Demo Days - Bike Shop

Buying the mountain bike best suited for you

By Special to the Sentinel

Story and photo by Keith Kitchens, The Bike Shop It’s time for a new mountain bike. How do you get the best bike for you? With so many choices on the market today it can be overwhelming. By breaking down the options your final choice ...

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Ready to race?

By Sparky Moir

So, you’ve decided that you want to compete in a bike race. Awesome! Racing is a wonderful way to progress as a rider, to see how your bike handling skills and fitness stacks up against others and to meet new people who share your ...

The 2015 RIDE guide is here!

By Julie Norman

The 2015 Edition of RIDE magazine, produced by The Daily Sentinel is here! This year’s “How-To” theme means our magazine is filled with articles on: How to get started mountain biking How to get started racing How to find ...

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Let’s get started!

By Julie Norman

Chances are if you’re thinking about mountain biking it’s because you already know someone who does. If that’s the case, then getting started will be a little bit easier. If you DON’T know anyone, however, and just have ...

COPMOBA offers trail building and bonding

By Special to the Sentinel

By KRISTINA KITTELSON COPMOBA Coordinator The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Inc. (COPMOBA) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization of volunteer mountain bikers dedicated to advocating for, building and maintaining ...

Preserving open space key to new trails

By Special to the Sentinel

By LIBBY COLLINS, Mesa Land Trust There is no doubt about it, fabulous trails and scenic vistas are attracting more and more people to ride on the Western Slope. Trail use continues to grow because the landscapes are beautiful, the sunsets ...

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 ...

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