Two MTB Trails, One Day: Enjoying my Fall Break

My college gives us one day off for “Fall Break.” I’m not sure how a 3-day weekend qualifies for a vacation, but apparently it does! I decided to make the most of this precious time, so I hit the road and drove over to Ellijay, Georgia to investigate a couple of trails I’d never ridden …

Dream Ride Week #2: White Rim Trail

Preface: I spent 9 incredible days of riding in back-to-back exotic (for me) locations famous for their mountain bike trails. Ill lay them out in the manner that makes sense to me with liberal bragging thrown in for good measure. Week 1 was in Copper Harbor, Michigan for a work retreat that included daily riding. …

Report From the Field: Outerbike 2011

For most of the country the first week of October is usually knee deep into fall and everyones MTB season is slowly switching gears. If you’re in Anchorage, fall has all but landed on the ground and old man winter is charging down that newly cut singletrack like an angry Grizzly. “Outerbike in Moab? Sign …

Dream Ride Week #2: Moab, Utah Part 1

Here is part two of my mountain bike immersion experience from last month. As I posted previously I spent a week in Copper Harbor Michigan for a work retreat and riding extravaganza. Before I left for that trip I had to pack up all my gear for a trip to Utah, since I was scheduled …

Mountain Biking Quebec: Vallee Bras-du-Nord

MTB Bridge Crossing

After a rough day of riding at Mont Sainte Anne, I was a bit worried that I would be embarking on more rocky trails for my second day of mountain biking in Qubec. The 1 hour, 15 minute drive from Qubec City through small towns, corn fields, and eventually gravel roads was actually quite nice. …

Mountain Biking Mont Sainte Anne & Quebec City

Mont Sainte Anne Gondola Ride

Qubec is famous in the mountain bike world for hosting the challenging UCI World Cup Downhill race at Mont Sainte Anne, a ski resort just 40km – about a 30 minute drive – from Qubec City. I had just one afternoon to spend at Mont Sainte Anne, so when I arrived my guide, Christian, had …

Ride Report: Dyke Trail, Crested Butte, CO

After an mellow morning ride on the Lower Loop in Crested Butte, we returned to our campsite at the Oh-Be-Joyful campground for some lunch and a well-deserved break. Since it was our first full day in Crested Butte, I wasn’t about to let a full afternoon go by without getting at least one more ride …