Tag: why we ride

3 Favorite Rides in the Needle Creek Trail Area

hicks downhill needles mountain bike

Once upon a time, my husband Frank and I thought we had ridden everything worth riding in and around Crested Butte /Gunnison. We’d ridden hundreds of miles of trails, and definitely found ourselves off the beaten path on numerous occasions. But, the TrailQuest Challenge showed us that we still had many more miles to explore,… Read more »

Fat Biking Crested Butte & Gunnison – Trails for Every Rider

Fat biking is fun at any time in the Gunnison Valley, but those wide tires really come in handy when winter rolls around. TRAILSOURCE.COM

Disclaimer: Some of these routes pass through or under avalanche terrain and users should review the CBAC report and bring proper gear before venturing into avalanche terrain. Crested Butte is no doubt a mecca of mountain biking. It has been since the very first days of the sport. Sitting at 8,909 feet above sea level,… Read more »

Rider Profile: Rachel Alter

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. A fairly new addition to Gunnison, Rachel Alter has made quite an impact on… 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.

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.

Ride Report: Lupine Trail

The opening of Lupine marks the start of riding on the north end of the Gunnison Valley. With South/Southwest facing aspects, the full exposure of the sun melts off the snow and makes way for flowers. Spring has been super busy for me this year. The chaos of life sometimes blurs what is important. A… Read more »

Rider Profile: Amy Nolan

CB Devo Director Amy Nolan shredding singletrack

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. Amy Nolan is the executive director of Crested Butte Devo, a mountain bike… Read more »

TrailQuest

trailquest screenshot

Announcing the newest version of our free CBGTrails Map App, complete with TrailQuest! Here’s Why We Made This In the Gunnison Valley, we firmly believe that one good ride deserves another. And another. And another. Luckily, we have over 750 miles of singletrack and 150+ mountain bike trails ranging from high alpine singletrack to desert… Read more »

Ride Report: #ThrowbackThursday to Strand with Rhodes

Rhodes posing at the top of Strand Hill

The air was so clear that distant mountains stood right before me. The September sky appeared perfectly blue. Crisp, yellow Aspen leaves colored the hills and mountainsides. The Decision In spite of an overflowing inbox and lengthy to-do list, I said to myself “we’re going for a big ride this evening!” At that moment I… Read more »

Andrew’s Summer Ride List

Summer 2017 marks my 7-year anniversary living in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley.  That being said, I am embarrassed to say, I have yet to conquer some of the valley’s classic rides on my mountain bike. After discussing this, we as a staff thought it would be fun to post our summer bucket lists.  We will… Read more »