Living it Up Above Laramie: Riding Southeast Wyoming, Part 2

Medicine Bow National Forest. Photo: djvass via Flickr Creative Commons:

While the area between Cheyenne and Laramie is an island of terrain in the midst of an endless prairie sea, the area to the west of Laramie is home to a major mountain range, which also hosts expansive, unique, and highly-entertaining mountain biking. After familiarizing myself with all the nearby riding between two of Wyoming’s …

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Wind, Rocks, and Rowdy Singletrack: Riding Southeast Wyoming, Part 1

Some of Curt Gowdy's trails are not for the faint of heart (photo: RoadWarrior)

Between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, there is a mountain bikers playground of land that runs between I-80 and the Happy Jack Road. Here you’ll find tremendous variety in addition to many miles of singletrack. While Cheyenne and Laramie are the state’s largest and third largest cities respectively, their combined populations still fall short of 100,000, so …

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Raleigh Tokul 4130 Long Term Review


Raleigh Bikes and the Tokul 4130 Founded way back in 1885 and having survived countless changes in the market, boom and bust cycles, and shifts in consumer preferences, Raleigh is one of the most venerable names in the bicycle industry.  While Raleigh has enjoyed occasional success at the upper end of the product line, these days …

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Updated: Legislation Aiming to Sell 3.3 Million Acres of BLM Land To Be Withdrawn

Lands within what is now the Bears Ears National Monument in Southeast Utah may be up for sale if House Bill 621 passes. Photo: Bureau of Land Management via Flickr Creative Commons

Update from the Editor, February 2, 10:32am: Apparently between the time this news article was written yesterday evening and it was published this morning, Congressman Jason Chaffetz posted on his Instagram account that he would be withdrawing House Bill 621 today: I am withdrawing HR 621. I'm a proud gun owner, hunter and love our public …

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8 Reasons Mountain Biking Is Better than Skiing and Snowboarding

Miniskibum informed me that both activities are awesome because you can huck in both

Those who have followed my articles know I originally published under the pseudonym “Skibum.” Indeed, I was a downhill skiing fanatic long before I even thought about mountain biking.  In fact, mountain biking was a sport I originally took up to minimize the boredom that occurred between skiing seasons.  But I quickly became equally, and …

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10 of the Best MTB Trails You’ve Never Heard Of

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Usually the most famous trails deserve their renown and respect, as they provide those features most mountain bikers seek for maximum entertainment value. However, for a variety of reasons, some trails remain under the radar despite having excellent qualities. For those of us who like to seek out the trail less travelled and still have an …

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After Yet Another Loss, Montana Mountain Bikers Fight Back With a Lawsuit of Their Own

Just one small part of what stands to be lost to cyclists (photo: Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclists)

Editor’s Note: John Fisch is an avid backcountry enthusiast who hikes, bikes and backpacks at every opportunity. While John is a regular contributor to, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Anti-cycling forces have long used lobbying clout and legal action to close longstanding cycling routes …

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Riding the ol’ 26er: An Ode to the Mountain Bike that Started it All


Author’s Note:  From Interbike and Outerbike through the holidays, we are presented with an onslaught of the bestest, brightest, blingiest new bikes and bike equipment.  New stuff is great, but not everybody wants/needs/can afford all the golden goodies. This article is dedicated to those who ride the relics and still relish every minute of it. …

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