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RIDE 2015 Let’s Get Started pic

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 ...

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 ... ...

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