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2011 Ride Events Calendar

By Staff

March 12-15 ~ Moab Skinny Tire Festival Routes through the famous landscapes of Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. This ride benefits cancer survivorship organizations. Registration info: skinnytireevents.com March 30 ...


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The Cat’s out of the Bag

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Mountain biking isn’t just a macho thing for guys. Many women find an inner peace and joy in riding a full-suspension bike over rugged terrain. ¶ It gives 37-year-old Cat Morrison of Grand Junction an inner freedom she ...


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All that glitters is gold with this group of riders

By Special to the Sentinel

The Glitter Girls’ group rides for women only have a couple of rules. First, nobody gets left behind. Second, guys are welcome to join, but they have to wear a skirt (a small price to pay to ride with some of the area’s best women ...


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The Western Rim: One woman’s favorite ride

By Special to the Sentinel

If I had to pick just one local ride then Western Rim would be it. With incredible scenery and a fun roller-coaster singletrack, it’s a canyon country classic. I like to start in the Rabbit Valley parking lot before the road dips down ...


Joe Rusk

Three for the road less traveled

By Special to the Sentinel

For a sport with a history of only 35 years or so, mountain biking has an amazing number of tribes: cross-country, endurance, singlespeed, freeride and downhill. A look around any trail head will confirm the stereotypes. Lycra-covered ...


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Trail Etiquette 101

By Special to the Sentinel

By Ashley Jordan Some of our trails are for everyone and some are for bikers, hikers and horses.  As mountain bikers we have an amazing amount of love for our sport and what better way to show that love and passion than to simply ...


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Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour to make a stop at The Ranch in May 2011

By Special to the Sentinel

Matt Bollig and the gang from Grassroots Cycles, 401 Colorado Ave., are bringing the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour to the Grand Valley this spring. The annual Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival has become one of only three stops in the ...


John Hodge

A man and his mapping mission

By Andy Smith

The man pictured at left is John Hodge, an avid road cyclist who’s made it his mission to help other skinny-tire enthusiasts discover the wonders of traversing Mesa County’s highways and byways on two wheels. Hodge, a geologist by ...


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