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20.5-mile bike journey from Community Center in Mesa to top of Grand Mesa tough

By Bill Haggerty

What a difference a day makes. Twenty four little hours….. “What a difference a day made” was a popular song originally written in Spanish by Maria Mendez Grever, a Mexican composer, in 1934. Originally, the song was known ...


Ocean-going bird makes rare Grand Valley stop

By Dave Buchanan

It’s the rare day a Red Phalarope comes to town. While large numbers of this Arctic breeding bird are seen along the coasts during its migration to and from its winter waters in southern oceans, it’s rarely seen inland. And Mesa ...

Lifetime parks pass for seniors available Nov. 1

By Staff

The new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass, available to Colorado residents ages 64 and older, will go on sale Nov. 1. That is two months earlier than initially planned, according to Colorado State Parks. The new passes cost $175, are valid for ...

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Yoo-Hoo for ‘Rollers’: A great road bike trip starts near Glade Park Store

By Bill Haggerty

“Yoo-Hoo!” screamed Dave Von Borstell’s cycling jersey as he flashed by on his Giant 24-gear, two-wheel road-racing machine. With a keen eye on a tiny rear-view mirror attached to the visor of his Bell Helmet, he announced, ...

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Riding the right way: James Wilson hosts clinic to help individuals improve form, skills

By Patrick Bahr

James Wilson is teaching what he knows and loves. Wilson hosted an informational clinic Tuesday about improving mountain biking skills at MTB Strength Training Systems, 573 S. Commercial Dr., Suite 5. “You can learn how to apply your ...

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Ride the Rockies cyclists to experience natural wonders in Colorado National Monument

By Staff

Have you noticed a few extra cyclists in town this weekend? They’re here for the start of “Ride the Rockies.” This year’s Ride begins today, right here in the Happy Valley and wraps up June 19 in Salida. In celebration ...

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2010 Fruita Fat Tire Festival

By Robert Garcia

A weekend of mountain biking fun, and scenes from the singletrack around Fruita.  ...

Back Forty added to 18-Hour Trail

By Dave Buchanan

Even if you can’t (or don’t care to) ride a mountain bike for 18 hours straight, you can enjoy the same scenery without the blisters, thanks to some new trails at Highline Lake State Park. The park recently opened a new trail, a ...

Visitor center open house Saturday at Highline Lake

By Dave Buchanan

The staff at Highline Lake State Park is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the park’s new visitor center. Funded with Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado Lottery dollars, the building offers a new ...

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White Rim Biking Adventure 2010

By Robert Garcia

Cyclists tackle one of the more popular biking destinations at Canyonlands National Park.  ...

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