Heil Valley Ranch photo by Rebus.
Next week I’m heading out to Colorado for the first of two trips to the state this summer and I’m getting super stoked! Trip #1 takes me to Boulder and the agenda is looking pretty tight so far.
- Mountain biking @ Trestle Mountain Bike Park, Winter Park, CO. On Tuesday morning we’ll be hitting the slopes at the Trestle Mountain Bike Park which just opened for the season last weekend. We’re told all the trails aren’t quite open yet (target July) but I know we’ll still have a blast riding sick DH bikes on the slopes.
- Visit with Spot Brand Bikes in Golden, CO. I got a chance to demo the Spot Longboard 29er mountain bike with carbon drive at Interbike this year and I immediately realized these guys were onto something. With much of their production still taking place in Colorado I’m excited to get a look behind the scenes to see how mountain bikes are made and to learn more about the carbon drive system. Fingers crossed for another demo ride with some of the guys after the tour.
- Singletracks group ride @ Heil Valley Ranch, Boulder, CO. Friday at 5:30 some of us will be meeting up for a group ride at Heil Valley Ranch near Boulder. I’m super stoked because I haven’t ridden here before but the reviews I’ve read sound promising. Give us a shout on the forum if you think you can make it, should be fun to meet offline.
We’re also hoping to hit Boulder Indoor Cycling to check out the indoor mountain bike circuits, though it does seem like a crime to ride outside during the amazing summer in Colorado. 🙂 There will also be plenty of Colorado beer sampling, including a few delicious mountain bike themed brews.
Our overall summer riding calendar is jammed and the trip to Boulder is just the beginning. In July I’m heading to Northstar Resort at Lake Tahoe for a Beer, Bluegrass, and Biking trip (though not necessarily in that order) where I’ll be checking out the slopes and hopefully picking up some basic DH skills. Then in August it’s back to Colorado for a week-long, hut-to-hut mountain biking trip from Durango to Moab which promises to be epic. Closing out the summer will be Interbike in Las Vegas where I can’t wait to get back out on the trails at Bootleg Canyon.
Look for plenty of pics, videos, and articles covering all our MTB adventures this summer right here on the blog. See you on the trail!