Tag: photo essay

#OneGoodRide Instagram Roundup August 2017

Summer has blown by and in the morning there’s a hint of chill in the air signifying the approach of fall. The wildflowers are still on point with huge blooms of fireweed and handlebar-high segments still holding strong in the alpine but time is running out to get some rides in before flower-season winds down and… Read more »

Ride Report: The Iconic 401

The iconic 401, a mountain biker’s dream! The scenery on this trail will definitely take your breath away (if the elevation and climb haven’t already done that). Mind-blowing vistas and wildflowers as far as the eye can see are what you should expect from this classic Crested Butte ride.

Ride Report: Matchless+Dr. Park

The day didn’t start as planned. My buddy Shaw met me at my house in CB South at 8am with the initial plan to ride Crystal Peak/400/Block and Tackle/Doubletop/Hunter Creek. I figured this was my best bet to rack up a ton of Trailquest miles. 45 minutes after we left my house Shaw came to… Read more »

#OneGoodRide Instagram Roundup July 2017

The alpine season is finally here in full force. Yes, we know that the 401 still has limited access, but limiting yourself to this ride is limiting your imagination for everything else there is to ride in the Valley. Case in point, this month’s #OneGoodRide Roundup features photos from some of the lesser-known trails in the… Read more »

Ride Report: Green Lake Trail

Green Lake Trail is one of the closest trails to the town of Crested Butte. Access is directly behind the Big Mine Ice Arena at the end of Belleview Ave. Be prepared for a long and arduous uphill battle. Starting at 8890’ in town, winding switchbacks with a consistent pitch take you up to 10600’… Read more »

#OneGoodRide Instagram Roundup June 2017

Another busy month has come and gone in the Gunnison Valley. Some highlights include The Original Growler over Memorial Day, a 64 mile race won by 1 second; the release of our new map APP CBGTrails which includes Trailquest, a game that challenges you to ride all 750 miles of Gunnison Valley singletrack; and the… Read more »

Ride Report: Cement Creek

view from 409, walrod cutoff intersection

Cement Creek is often one of the first north valley locations to melt out during the summer. Due to its location a few miles south of the main range, it generally receives less snow than other areas even just a little bit north. This past year has been a bit of an exception though. At… Read more »

Ride Report: Aberdeen Loop

Tom climbing up Bambi's Trail at Hartman Rocks, Gunnison

Going into the summer, I had a few rides on my bucket list. Aberdeen was one of them. In late May, I started to hear the flowers were going off down there so it moved to the top of my list. Aberdeen is much more remote feeling than a lot of the riding at Hartman’s…. Read more »

#OneGoodRide Instagram Roundup May 2017

It’s that time of year again. Hartman Rocks has been open for over a month; snow is starting to melt out in places like lower Cement Creek and the Upper Loop. We may not be setting any PRs on Strava yet, but you can bet we’re out on our bikes every chance we can get…. Read more »

Ride Report: Fat Bike Hut Trip

maroon hut fat bike trip night

Having grown up in Southwest Colorado I am no stranger to winter hut trips. Gather up some friends, food and backcountry gear and spend some time disconnected and enjoying the outdoors. I have done countless winter hut trips with skis and snowboards, so when the opportunity to do one with fat bikes arose I immediately jumped… Read more »