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It’s tourist biking season

By Julie Norman

Spring biking in the valley can get crowded. Out-of-towners head here to get away from the muddy, thawing trails of mountain towns. Locals are just happy to have warm, long days for biking after work. Both groups flock to Fruita for the Fat ...

2014 Calendar of Bike Events

By Staff

March 8-11 — Moab Skinny Tire Festival Routes through the famous landscapes of Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. The ride benefits cancer survivorship organizations. Register info: Call ...


There’s an app for that

By Special to the Sentinel

Strava Free (Premium membership $6.99/mo) Strava is the best known app among mountain bikers — spend five minutes in the Lunch Loops parking lot and you’ll no doubt see bikers pressing start/stop on their phones before/after their ...


Tips and tricks for mountain biking

By Staff

By Julie Norman and Sparky Moir The Daily Sentinel Some people learn best by taking the hands-on approach. They’ll just jump on a bike and rely on trial and error. Others prefer establishing a theoretical base of knowledge before they ...

The Daily Sentinel’s 2014 Ride Guide

By Julie Norman

The Daily Sentinel’s annual RIDE magazine is now available!  All articles will appear online shortly, and you can always access our FREE E-Edition of the magazine by clicking here.  This year’s magazine features articles ...


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 ...

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