Tag: tips & tricks

Best Gunnison Valley Trails if You’re Visiting From Sea Level

Mountain Biker climbing up rock feature at Hartman Rocks, Gunnison

The high elevation of Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley is a blessing, and a curse. We have relatively cool summers, beautiful mountain vistas, and Colorado’s best wildflowers. We also have a lot of vertical relief, making for epic mountain bike descents. But, that elevation also makes it challenging to visit from sea level and… Read more »

TrailQuest So Far: The View from the Top

Screenshot of app homescreen with settings

I’m #1 on the TrailQuest Leaderboard (when published on June 26, 2017– Graham will probably pass me soon and you’ll see that below…). TrailQuest is a game to see how many unique single track trail miles we can log in a season, or in multiple seasons. Bike, run or hike.

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 »

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 »