Bikepacking the Dixie 170

Bikepacking the Dixie 170

I had been riding since 6:00 am, and had just completed a massive push from the flow of Thunder Mountain, through the barren tablelands of the Hatch-to-Panguitch ATV trail, and over the riddle of Rock Canyon.…

Making Utah a Mountain Bike Mecca

Making Utah a Mountain Bike Mecca

Is Utah a Mountain Bike Mecca? “Not quite” is the conclusion reached during a presentation on the topic at the 2011 Utah Bike Summit hosted April 29th by Bike Utah (bikeutah.org).…

A Women’s Guide to Utah’s Mountain Biking

A Women’s Guide to Utah’s Mountain Biking

Utah has been known for its superlative mountain biking for some time and while our state’s beloved slickrock is famous, awesome mountain biking trails can be found within just a few miles of most of our cities and towns. From island trails surrounded by the blue waters of the Great Salt Lake, to mountain singletrack with top-of-the-world views and group-friendly doubletrack near the Pink Cliffs of Dixie National Forest, Utah has some amazing places for an adventure on two fat wheels.…

Ride Don’t Slide – Snow Biking in the Wasatch

Ride Don’t Slide – Snow Biking in the Wasatch

In recent years snow biking has taken winter by storm. Now the desperate cyclist who spent their winter on two wheels indoors; a slave to the trainer, finally has another option. It’s not a day in the dirt but it’s a heck of a lot of fun, and much better than listening to the hum of your rollers.…

Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival to be held January 25-27 in Island Park, Idaho

The 2nd Annual Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival, January 25-27, 2013, will be the premiere fat bike gathering in the West for both land managers and fat bike enthusiasts. Based on the highly successful inaugural Summit from January, 2012, the 2013 Summit and Festival has been expanded beyond a one-day meeting to include product demos, races, group rides, and Saturday evening bash for fat bike enthusiasts.…

Park City Trails Report

Happy late fall/early winter 2012 to everyone. This is always such a wonderful time to be using the trails in and around Park City and this year was no exception. A reminder to all that the wildlife are in migration mode….many sightings around the basin and specifically a family of moose along Armstrong Trail. Users are reminded to be please be kind and give some distance, and also keep dogs on a leash.…

Try Wide, You Won’t Go Back

Try Wide, You Won’t Go Back

Mountain bikes have evolved quite a bit on the past ten years. The brakes, shifting and suspension are in a different league compared with the early 2000’s. But it is not unusual to see someone on a mostly modern bike tooling around with narrow bars. There has been a dramatic change in bar-width over the past decade, and few riders who have made the change are willing to go back to their narrow ways.…

33 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. Racing the Tour Divide…On a Fixed Gear Mountain Bike

33 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. Racing the Tour Divide…On a Fixed Gear Mountain Bike

An estimated 954,782 pedals strokes, 3 dead chipmunks, 3 sets of brake pads and 2 pairs of pedals is what it took for Fixie Dave Nice to pedal from Antelope Wells, New Mexico to Banff, Canada. Fixie, as he his known throughout the cycling universe, was the first rider to finish the Tour Divide on a fixed gear bicycle. Yup, you read that right. Fixie rode the entire 2745 mile route without coasting and only with a front brake.…

An Argument for Less

An Argument for Less

I used to hate to ride Prospector to Church Rocks. I found nothing interesting about the trail. It was slow, sluggish and made me tired without giving anything back. I would pedal to the top of one of the hills only to slowly coast back down. And then repeat. I avoided the trail almost as much as I now avoid Paradise Canyon. It was boring.…

19th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride To Be Held on July 6, 2012

Antelope Island State Park will be the venue for the 19th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride to be held on July 6th at 10:00 PM. This popular non-competitive bike ride is open to participants of all ages and starts at the Antelope Island Marina. The half way point is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch where refreshments are served and prizes (including a new bike from The Biker's Edge) are awarded.…

New Additions Highlight the 3rd Annual TVTAP Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival – July 27th-29th Teton Valley Idaho

Teton Valley Trails And Pathways (TVTAP) announces the 3rd Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival. The event takes place July 27, 28 and 29th at multiple locations throughout the Teton Valley of Idaho and Grand Targhee Resort. Registration is filling up now at TetonBikeFest.org. All net proceeds benefit TVTAP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.…