Tag: tips & tricks

Leia’s Summer Bucket List

sunset at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, CO

Overnight on the bike I’ve been riding in the Gunnison Valley for about 15 years and have had many epic days on long, grueling rides with scenery and terrain that literally takes my breath away. One of the greatest parts of living in the Gunnison Valley is that I can access thousands of acres of… Read more »

Spring Outerbike Report

orion coolers and mtbhome at outerbike spring in moab

This past weekend marked the passing of another successful Spring Outerbike in Moab. Three times a year the folks at Western Spirit Cycling organize “the best bike demo event in the universe.” During the spring and fall, the location is in Moab. During the summer, the event will take place in Mt. Crested Butte for… Read more »

First-Timer’s Guide to Crested Butte


  Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley have over 750 miles of singletrack. Let that sink in for a moment. There are very few places in the world that have the trail network that we have, and that includes Moab, Whistler, and Pisgah. Want to ride it? Here’s how to start planning.

The 2016 Riding Season is Officially Here: Hartman Rocks is OPEN!

The 45th(ish) mountain biking season in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley officially kicked off at 4 PM on April 6th with the opening of Hartman Rocks. It’s only open north of the power lines, but this includes the Growler course. Those of you coming out to race can start getting some practice on the actual… Read more »

A Clean Bike is a Happy Bike

sponging down the frame.

By: Dan Crean and Double Shot Cyclery How to Wash and Clean Your Two-Wheeled Friend A good bike wash starts with the proper tools. A set of brushes will help reach into all the nooks and crannies that bikes have to offer. Be sure to have a specific brush that you ONLY use on the… Read more »

Spectator’s Guide: Enduro World Series Crested Butte

Big Mountain Enduro is bringing the Enduro World Series here to the Gunnison Valley and we couldn’t be more excited. The world’s best mountain bikers are coming here to ride the world’s best mountain bike trails. It’s just over a week away, with three days of racing taking place July 31-August 2. We’ve put together… Read more »

5 Reasons You Should Do A Clinic

“It’s just like riding a bike.” We’ve all heard that before. If you’re like me, it may have tricked you into believing that mountain biking is easy to pick up. But as I’ve learned over the last 5 years, there’s quite a bit more to being able to ride technical mountain biking trails. I have… Read more »

Biking with Kids

mountain biking with kids in the Gunnison Valley

by Jason Lakey I love riding bikes with kids. It’s such a fun way to get out and explore the spectacular landscapes of the Gunnison Valley. When riding with kids I get to be a kid again and see through the eyes of a person that just wants to have fun and go on an… Read more »

6 Must-Haves for your Gunnison Valley MTB Ride

cbgtrails mountain bike map

You’ve made it to the Gunnison Valley and now you’re ready to get out and ride. Let us help you fill your pack with the right gear to make sure you have a great adventure out on the trail. You should have these things pretty much no matter where you’re going. You can probably get away… Read more »