Summer in Steamboat, Part 2: Bike Town, USA

steamboat bike park

What do skiing families do when the snow melts? They bike. As skis are to winter, bikes are to summer, especially in Steamboat. Already known as Ski Town, USA, Steamboat is well on it’s way to becoming Bike Town, USA. When we visited with little kids, we rented bikes and spent a morning riding the […]

I’m Not a Super Cyclist, But I Still Enjoy Spinning My Wheels

cycling with friends on colorado national monument

I’m a cyclist, but not a very good one. I’m a pretty strong rider, but not a very consistent one. Last summer, when I told friends that I’m training for the Venus de Miles Century, some looked at me as if I was crazy and others asked me technical questions about the training. I’m way […]

Stage Your Own Multi-Day Bike Trip

murphys hogback white rim

Last October, I was inspired. I was inspired to outfit the family and venture on a multi-day point-to-point backpacking trip. I even went so far as to buy a book on the Colorado Trail. Unfortunately, with a late wet spring, our window of opportunity closed before it even opened. My inspiration failed to become a […]

Downhill Biking: Is Dirt the New Snow?

pump track bike snowmass

More and more ski resorts have added dedicated downhill biking trails to their summer offerings. It’s no surprise because downhill biking is surprisingly like skiing. It’s 70 degrees on a clear blue day and I’m sweating – a lot. Dressed in head-to-toe body armor, my family and I board the Elk Camp gondola at Snowmass […]

How A Nonprofit With A Funny Name Drives Mountain Biking in Western Colorado

lunch loop pump track

Last fall, I was asked to choose one non-profit organization for a magazine profile. It was a beautiful fall day, so after checking my email, I went mountain biking with a friend at Lunch Loop, a system of trails at the north end of the Tabeguache Trail that links Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado. The […]