Biking

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Ride the Rockies starting in GJ this summer

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The beginning to the annual summer bike tour “Ride the Rockies” is going to have a tough start this June. The bike race sponsored by The Denver Post begins on Sunday, June 13 with the 23-mile Rim Rock Drive through the Colorado ...


Cyclists set for events in Moab, Palisade

By Allen Gemaehlich

Thousands of cyclists are expected to join cycling icon Bob Roll this weekend for the Moab Century Tour. Roll is a retired professional bicyclist and a current color commentator on VERSUS, a cable television station. The event begins with a ...


Mnt Bike trail file vert 9-9-9

Trail association honored for work

By Allen Gemaehlich

Outside his family and his job, Bill Harris has dedicated his life to mountain biking. The 61-year-old Montrose registered nurse was one of a few people who started the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA). Since the ...


061409 8d OUT top of the wo

Make your knees weak’ views on Moab bike trail come at physical challenge

By Ann Driggers

I have oft wondered what it would be like to stand on the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. So when I found out that the Top of the World is not far away in the Himalayas, but is a mountain bike trail just this side of Moab, ...


Ross Schnell Mnt bike 6-5-9

GJ native Schnell venturing into new territories on a bike

By Allen Gemaehlich

Ross Schnell finds himself in the unusual situation of looking for something to do. That’s usually not a problem for him. The Grand Junction native has become a popular and successful mountain bike racer, but sustained an avulsion ...


Bicyclists can ride under Moab moon

By Staff

One of the bicycle rides during the Skinny Tire Festival in Moab is a ride to Dead Horse Point State Park. The event organizers are putting on another event June 6-7 featuring that particular ride itself, but this time in the late ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 17, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

If it wasn’t for that 1,800-foot climb within the first six miles, riding my bicycle across Colorado National Monument would have been a breeze. Actually, that first four miles — from the east entrance of the monument to Cold ...


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Bicyclists pedal through drizzle in annual competition

By Staff

Rain and hail Saturday afternoon didn’t stop 85 teams at the fifth annual 18 Hours of Fruita endurance mountain bike race at Highline Lake. The race ended with one racer finishing his final lap with seven seconds to spare and several ...


041509 OUTSIDE 18 hrs

OUTside Connection April 15, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

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041209 White Rim 2

Gemaehlich, biking buddies make most of White Rim trip

By Allen Gemaehlich

It was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. The thought of my first mountain bike ride on the White Rim trail in Canyonlands National Park was excitement enough. Completing the 85-mile trek with a group of eight others in the ...


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