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Get Out! No powder to ski? Take your mountain bike to Moab

By Julie Norman

If you aren’t a skier, you might not understand how obsessed we become with snow. Starting around the first of November (while we’re still out biking), we keep a careful eye on meteorologist Joel Gratz’s forecasts on ...

Moab: new trails, old favorites

By Julie Norman

Not surprisingly, Moab made’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations list a few weeks ago. A few others on the list are Fruita; Crested Butte; Whistler, British Columbia; Downieville, Calif.; and Sedona, Ariz. It’s a ...


Here, you eat and ride

By Bill Haggerty

SANTA FE, N.M. — “Don’t drink and drive,” warn numerous highway signs between Grand Junction and Santa Fe, N.M. None of them, however, ever mentioned not eating and riding. The fourth annual Santa Fe Gourmet Classic ...


Get Out! Park City has plenty of bike trails to explore

By Julie Norman

If you’re looking for a great getaway with plenty of biking, hiking and spectacular views, put Park City, Utah, on your short list of options. My boyfriend and I recently spent a week in the Park City area, and it’s quickly become ...

Cyclists beware: Strava is addictive, and fun

By Scott Mercier

Strava? What the heck is Strava? I had seen ads during the Tour de France about Strava, but it wasn’t until I was riding Slumgullion Pass outside of Lake City that I had a direct experience with it. Tom Suplizio and I had ridden to the ...


Get Out! There are plenty of good places to ride in our own backyard

By Julie Norman

Let’s face it: We can travel to all sorts of places for new biking adventures, but in the end, we have some of the best singletrack bike trails in the country right here. I’m sure other places would beg to differ, but when Bike ...

Trail hands needed, bikes included on Mesa Top Trail

By Dave Buchanan

Volunteers are requested this weekend to help finish the proposed Mesa Top Trail, a “Quiet Use” singletrack trail from Colorado Highway 65 to Flowing Park reservoir and the Indian Point/Flowing Park trail loop. Sponsored by ...


Redemption ride

By Scott Mercier

Lance Armstrong. Few athletes elicit more controversy than Lance. The world was graced for nearly a decade with the story, a fairy tale really, of this white knight overcoming cancer and winning; not just winning, but dominating the most ...


Get Out: Mesa Top Trail offers beautiful view, trails

By Staff

A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I got up at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday to join the Singletrack Sisters, COPMOBA and volunteers for a trail-building day on Grand Mesa. We were getting a chance to help with an extension of the Mesa Top trail, and ...


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 — ...

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