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 …

Mountain Biking Ireland: Ballyhoura

When I first heard that the 2011 Singlespeed World Championships (SSWC) would be held in Ireland, I immediately marked down the date on my calendar hoping to make it to the race during my European tour. Unfortunately, I was unable to make the schedule work for the race, but I still wanted to go ride …

Ride Report: Lower Loop, Crested Butte, CO

I’m not sure if you know this, but Crested Butte is a long way from the Front Range of Colorado. It took us hours of driving (with a few stops thrown in) to make it to Crested Butte and we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening running various errands in town, finding a …

Ride Report: Foothills Trail in Fort Collins, CO

This summer I was blessed enough to take a week-long vacation to Colorado with my wife and a couple of our friends. Over the next few weeks I will be writing about all of the amazing singletrack I got to shred while I was out there. We spent a couple of days in Loveland while …