Tag: mtb events

Why is Outerbike the Best Bike Demo in the Universe?

Outerbike vendor village in Mt. Crested Butte as shot from the air.

Our partners over at Outerbike use the tagline “the best bike demo event in the universe.” We think they are spot on and here’s why: Outerbike is the only mountain bike demo event that is explicitly designed to allow you to test as many bikes as possible on some of the best trails in the… Read more »

5 Reasons to Attend Outerbike in Mt. Crested Butte

Outerbike participants riding the chairlift up to test bikes

Outerbike in Mt. Crested Butte is just a few short weeks away. Arguably the best bike demo in the universe, it’s also a great weekend to explore the mountains of Crested Butte. Here are our top 5 reasons to make tracks for Mt. Crested Butte August 17-19, 2018.

Ride Report: Evolution Bike Park/ Outerbike Test Trails

Evolution Bike Park has over 30 miles of singletrack in one of the tightest networks in the valley. Not only are many of the trails built specifically for riders, but many options exist with uphill trails, lift-served cross country, and several good options for flow. With Outerbike coming to town tomorrow through Sunday I figured… Read more »

Rider Profile: Ashley Korenblat

Group of riders in Utah

Over the course of the summer, we’ll be doing a series of blog posts profiling our local riding heroes. These are the people who inspire us to be better mountain bikers ourselves and we look to them as mountain bike role models. Ashley Korenblat is owner of Western Spirit Cycling and mastermind behind Outerbike, the… Read more »

How to Buy a New Mountain Bike

Maybe you’ve been a mountain biker for years, or maybe this is your first new bike purchase ever. The most important thing is that, at the end of the first season, you don’t have buyer’s remorse in regards to your new investment. The world of mountain bike tech has changed significantly in the past few… 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 »

10 Reasons to Come to One Good Weekend

Crested Butte pays homage to its mountain biking heritage with ONE GOOD WEEKEND—a celebration of bikes, bands, craft beer, and chili—September 9-11, 2016. Here are the top 10 reasons to experience ONE GOOD WEEKEND. #1 BIKES Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley has 750+ miles of singletrack more than anywhere in the world. Festival passes… Read more »

Neil Beltchenko Instagram Takeover

neil beltchenko cloudy lupine trail

Neil Beltchenko is our first Instagram Takeover of Summer 2016. We’re looking forward to seeing his photos of Growler Weekend, one of his favorite Gunnison Valley events. Neil is a graduate of Western Colorado State University and has lived in the valley since 2008. On top of that Neil is an expert on bikepacking. His passion… Read more »

7 Reasons to Come to Fat Bike Worlds

Fat Bike Group in Crested Butte

We are giddy over the prospect of hosting the first annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships presented by Odell Brewing Company this year (January 27-31). It’s not just the event that makes us happy, it’s everything that comes along with it. Here are seven reasons you should make tracks for Crested Butte at the end… Read more »

Grand Traverse Triple Crown

by Drew Holbrook Success in the Grand Traverse means that you finished in one piece, even if you are a seasoned veteran. The legendary backcountry ski race starts at midnight, often in extreme weather with sub-zero temperatures, and travels nearly 40 miles over the Elk Mountains between Crested Butte and Aspen with 7,800 vertical feet… Read more »