Something New in Crested Butte

After two rides in Crested Butte this past weekend we stopped in at our friend T’s house to bum some showers and hang out while the afternoon rains passed overhead. T lives in CB and was eager to bike with us that weekend. “What’s something you guys haven’t done? Have you done Farris?” “Yep, done …

My Local Trails, Season 2: The Return

I took you on a tour of my local trails last season, sharing why I think these trails are so special: close to home, pedal-in convenience, that particular knowledge of the fast spots, feedback on your fitness and technical abilities, and the unique opportunity to smoke your out-of-town buddies when they come to visit. Allow …

New and Improved Grand Junction MTB Trails

Making use of rollers on the PBR trail at 18 Road in Fruita, CO The Colorado Plateau Mountain Biking Association and a local group called Fruita Singletracks has been working to build new trails at 18 Road. There are some riders who say 18 Road is “too easy” or “boring,” but I love the swooping, …

Biking the Emerald Mountain Trails in Steamboat Springs, CO

Downhill MTB banner in Steamboat Springs. Despite living in Colorado four years and spending part of the past three summers there, I had never visited the town of Steamboat Springs. Well known as a ski destination, Steamboat Springs also claims more than 500 miles of singletrack in the area and is home to Moots mountain …

Shredding the Classic Downieville Downhill in California

When you roll into the town of Downieville, California you can just feel it in the air: you have arrived at a true mountain bike destination. “Destination” is definitely the operative term. Located over an hour up into the mountains on winding two-lane highways from the closest interstate, Downieville isn’t a town that you pass …

Turkey Flats Trail: The Third Ride is the Charm

The first time I attempted to ride the Turkey Flats trail near Glade Park, CO, I made it about half a mile down the trail before I collapsed in a heap and declared the ride over. The second time I headed up there I dragged several friends with me. We suffered through the 10-mile trail …

Mountain Biking the Tahoe Rim and Flume Trails

When we rolled into South Lake Tahoe, I was totally unprepared and had no idea what to expect. Tahoe hadnt originally been on my to-do list, but thanks to Jeffs recommendation and the availability of additional time to spend, we decided to stop in and see what the area had to offer. At first we …

If You Only Have Two Days to Bike in Moab…

Yes, I know: I desecrated mountain bike mecca by breezing in and out of Moab in just two days. Moab has enough mountain bike trails to fill a month of vacation time and that month would have to be jam-packed with riding seven days a week, sunrise to sunset. Just look at all of the …

I Ate The Whole Enchilada in Moab

As my wife and I travel the nation, stopping at some of the best mountain bike trails in the country between Georgia and California, I just had to spend a couple days riding in Moab, Utah. Having never made the pilgrimage to mountain bike mecca before, I wanted to make the most of the short …

Riding the “World’s Greatest” Mountain Bike Trail

Most mountain bikers probably don’t know this but the “World’s Greatest” bike trail is located in Eagle, CO, less than 30 minutes from the well known ski resorts at Vail and Beaver Creek. What’s the name of this magical trail? I already told you: World’s Greatest. Before heading to Eagle I picked up a map …

IMBA Receives 4-star Rating From Charity Navigator

The latest IMBA Trail News report featured a short note about IMBA’s 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and supporting charts and graphs showing how the organization is funded and where those funds end up. I’m always interested in this stuff so I thought I’d share for those who missed it. Where does IMBA’s money come …