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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: skinnytireevents.com 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 ...


Rediscovering Lunch Loop through Three Sisters and the Bookends Expansions

By Special to the Sentinel

By Chris Muhr and Libby Collins COPMOBA/Mesa Land Trust Lunch Loop is known to many of us for its rugged and wild mountain bike terrain. Yet, the land on which that trail system traverses is loaded with history. When a local paleontologist ...


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 ...


Valley served by three main trail systems

By Special to the Sentinel

By Dennis Jones Ride contributor Riding in the Grand Valley is, in a word: awesome.  The terrain, scenery, and trails are unlike anywhere else and make this a popular destination for mountain bikers from all over the world. The bulk of ...

Mountain bikers to celebrate new trail at 18 Road

By Duffy Hayes

Another season, and another new trail is planned at the popular 18 Road system north of Fruita. The mountain bike community will converge at 18 Road on Sunday to officially name and cut the ribbon on the latest addition to the network. This ...


Want some real riding action? Head to Palisade

By Special to the Sentinel

By Scott Winans Special Ride Contributer Palisade has been the fruit and wine nexus of the Grand Valley for years now, with the well deserved reputation as a gorgeous place to road ride and enjoy the views.  Growing over the past ...

Introducing the Grand Valley Trails Alliance

By Special to the Sentinel

The reality of reduced funding and staffing for public land management agencies means the process of managing the trail proposal and approval process has to change. About a year ago, a group of land managers and trail user groups started ...

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