4 Benefits of Lunchtime Mountain Biking

I’m lucky enough to work 6 minutes from the Lunch Loop Trail System here in Grand Junction.  As the name indicates, when people began adding loops to the Tabeguache trail system out there, they wanted loops short enough to be ridden on a lunch break. They got their wish, and then some! The Lunch Loops …

My 5 Mountain Biking Goals for 2015

Recently we posed the question on Facebook, “What mountain biking goals are you setting for yourself this year?” Answers ranged from “bike more” to “carbon everything” and “avoid more trees and/or cars.” Of course all of these answers got me thinking about my own goals for the season (though it is only January and I’m …

13 Questions Beginning Bikers Ask

If you’re just getting into mountain biking, you probably have lots of questions about the sport.  For example, what kind of bike do I need? Why do I need gloves? How do my experienced biker friends go so much faster?  Hopefully the questions (and answers) below will help you to improve your biking skills, and …

Ride Report: Moab’s North Klondike Trails

In their quest to continue expanding bike trails for forever and ever, Moab has added new trails to the Klondike Bluffs area.  Along with a new trailhead, the “North Klondike” trails have greatly expanded the area of trails northeast of Moab, Utah. The original Klondike Bluffs trail head and trails are still accessible, but for …

Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Lesser-Known Local Trails in Fruita

Recently my riding partners and I have been branching out from our favorite rides in order to check out some new or lesser-used trails in the Grand Junction/Fruita area.  While we love the ones we ride most often (why else would we ride them?) sometimes we just want a change of pace.  Here’s what we’ve uncovered: …

Trail Report: Moab’s Mag 7 Trail System

I am in love. Its name is the Mag (or Magnificent 7) trail system and it lives in Moab, UT. Yes, I do live in Grand Junction where our singletrack trails are fast, flowing, and mostly-awesome, but that doesn’t matter! Right now my latest love is 90 minutes away and I’ll do whatever I can …

“It has nice views!” Why we bike boring trails.

“Well that trail has great views,” I tell people.  “Honestly, it’s one of the most spectacular views I’ve seen,” I say.  “But the trail? Oh a large portion of the trail sucks.” I won’t mention what specific trail I’m referring to, but it involves steep climbing on single track through the woods at about 11,000ft …