Tag: why we ride

Let the 2017 Mountain Biking Season BEGIN!

riding Josho's Trail at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison

Hartman Rocks Opening today– April 13, 2017   Yeehaw! It’s officially mountain biking season in the Gunnison Valley. Gunnison Trails reported this morning that the BLM has officially made the call to open Hartman Rocks north of the Powerlines today, April 13, 2017. There are a few temporary closures in place. Get the full scoop… 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 »

Daniel’s Summer Ride List

Summer is right there, just around the corner. It won’t be long, especially with this warm weather, before Hartman Rocks has melted out and the summer ride training can start. The anticipation is killing most of us, and while the trips west to Moab, Sedona, and Fruita are great, they just can’t live up to… Read more »

Thanks, Outside Magazine!

The heritage of mountain biking runs deep in the Gunnison Valley, especially Crested Butte. Since the early 1970s, Crested Buttians and visitors from out of town have been exploring our Valley on two wheels: building new trails and racing down them (both formally and informally). The history of the sport of mountain biking is inextricably… 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 »

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 »

Ride Report: Roaring Judy, Eccher Gulch Loop

cliff move on Roaring Judy

Earlier this summer when I did my first mountain bike clinic, my coach was a contractor my husband Tom has worked with on a few jobs around the valley. Jason and I discussed my desire to improve so I could join in on some of Tom’s big rides including Tom’s current favorite: Roaring Judy to Eccher… Read more »

Cocktails and Bike Trails

Graham had me over for drinks and conversation late this afternoon. Graham is a cocktail mixologist who enjoys sharing cocktail knowledge. He had a clean bar when I arrived; when I departed several hours later thirty bottles littered the counter. I tasted Chartreuse for the first time, a liquor distilled by Carthusian monks in the… Read more »

Death on the Course

Will Olson from Eagle, a competitor in our Enduro World Series, the biggest mountain bike race in the US this year, crashed and died close to the end of Stage 3 up the Cement Creek valley on Saturday. Stage 4, scheduled right after Stage 3, was cancelled immediately. Stages 5 through 8 scheduled for 403… Read more »