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‘Beaver moon’ ride a great time for friends

By Scott Mercier

December, with its short days and cold temperatures, is normally the time of year that the bikes get put away and the skis come out. Although there is still plenty of winter yet, the unseasonably warm weather and lack of precipitation are ...


GET OUT! Black Friday ideas

By Julie Norman

Let’s face it: Christmas is just around the corner. Soon we’ll all be wandering aimlessly through Mesa Mall trying to find the right gift for every significant person in our lives. To make things slightly easier, here are some ...

BLM extends comment period for Bangs Canyon trails

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period through Dec. 22 on more than 21 miles of new trails proposed for Bangs Canyon. Under the proposal, the BLM would design and construct eight trails available for ...

Taking ride on Rim Rock Drive offers a great escape

By Scott Mercier

The public revelations of doping on a massive scale within the professional cycling peloton have served as a distraction from my favorite activity: Riding my bike! The weather is starting to cool off, and there are not too many nice days for ...


Getting advanced at the Lunch Loop

By Julie Norman

In my previous column I wrote about some of the most popular trails reached from the main Tabeguache/Lunch Loop parking lot. These trails are great for short loops, an hour to 90 minutes, but for those of you looking for longer or more ...


Find your way around Lunch Loop/Tabeguache trails

By Julie Norman

The Lunch Loop/Tabeguache trails on Monument Road are a great example of multi-use trails. Without the many hundreds of hours of work by volunteers, COPMOBA, and the BLM, trail users would have to drive out to the edges of the county for an ...


Get Out! Enjoy a ride down 
Wasatch Crest Trail

By Julie Norman

We recently returned from a giant road trip that included the Loneliest Highway in America, Lake Tahoe and Salt Lake City. Once in Salt Lake, our goal for Saturday was to bike the Wasatch Crest Trail. While my boyfriend had ridden the trail ...

Evidence against Lance Armstrong can’t be ignored

By Scott Mercier

Secret payments to Swiss shell companies, lies upon lies and fraud and deception on a massive scale. No, we’re not talking about politics or Wall Street, but rather the past decade and a half of professional cycling. The ...

Final 2012 Colorado showing of ‘Reveal the Path’ coming to Mesa Theater

By Dave Buchanan

The first real adventure bicyclist I met was Mike Curiak, the Grand Junction resident who in 2005 raced and won the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational bike race (three days, six hours) while living on Clif bars. And you thought riding up ...


Get Out! Autumn is a good time to return to long, scenic rides

By Julie Norman

Fall is in full swing on the Western Slope. Leaves are turning, falling and skittering across parks. Morning temps are requiring me to wear actual shoes instead of sport sandals during my bike commute, and pumpkins are everywhere. For me this ...

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