Search and Rescue: When the Unthinkable Happens

The peace and beauty of a backcountry ride is a mountain biker’s dream. Hitting up iconic routes like Colorado’s Monarch Crest is a bucket list item for many riders. For the vast majority, the Crest provides a mountain adventure replete with gorgeous scenery, sweet alpine singletrack and gnarly descents. For most, the adventure is followed …

Winter Bikepacking, Backcountry Hut-Style

For anyone curious about winter bikepacking, but not quite ready to rough it, there is a perfect solution in Gothic, Colorado. The Maroon Hut, operated by Crested Butte Nordic has been a winter overnight destination for skiers and snowshoers for many  years. Now, thanks to Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA), blessed with US Forest …

Wydaho in the Winter, Part 2: Fat Biking Teton Valley

The Teton Valley embraces cycling in any and all forms, so it’s no surprise that fat bikes are everywhere. After riding the nordic trails and singletrack at Grand Targhee Resort the previous day, we had to make choices for the next two day’s rides. Andy Williams was gracious enough to spend more time with us, …

The First-Ever Fat Bike World Championships: Part 1

In 1976, Crested Butte inadvertently played a pivotal role in the history of mountain biking with the first “Annual Pearl Pass Tour.” Solidly entrenched in the mountain bike culture, Crested Butte has now positioned itself in the forefront of fat bike fever with the first-ever rendition of Fat Bike Worlds. My photographer husband, Scott, and …

How to Raise A Mountain Biker

You are a mountain biker. You ride as often as “real life” allows. Initially, “real life” limits are things like school, job, finances, and proximity to trails. If you’re lucky, you add a significant other/spouse to your life. If you’re really lucky, that person loves to ride and you have a life-long riding partner. After …