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White rim Trail

Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail: Forget what you think you know about a multi- day mountain bike trip through some of the most rugged terrain in the world. You can do this. In fact, you just might love every minute of it. Story and photos by Brandon Mathis When we arrived at Western Spirit…(Read More)

camp dance

Camp dance party

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We like a nice impromptu camp dance parties in the middle of the desert to stay warm on cold nights. Turns out that a little Saturday night fever can generate quite a lot of heat, considering that the energy expended can burn up to 450 calories per hour. On a chilly night 40 miles outside…(Read More)

Outer bike

Outerbike Moab: Switch out your ski boots for bike shoes and hit the trails. “Between riding these incredible bikes and riding these incredible trails, it knocks your socks off,” said Ashely Cornblatt, co-founder of Outerbike and owner of renowned mountain bike outfitter Western Spirit Cycling. For years Outerbike has been the premier trail-side…(Read More)

Nestled on the southern edge of Canyonlands National Park, Needles District is a land that, until recently, was hard to tell where you were. Today, this is the crack climbing promised land. By Luke Mehall Even five years ago there were no signs for this place that is now known world wide as Indian Creek…(Read More)

These hand-picked rides capture a cross section of terrain, scenery and culture from bedrock desert to alpine mountains and everything in between. Welcome to the Southwest, where strips of pavement unfold like ribbons to Heaven across the landscape as far as the eye can see. If you have your road bike, get ready to…(Read More)

Ben Gavela Dropper Post Moab

Thinking about pulling the trigger on a $300 seat post?  Maybe this will help. We look at how the dropper post will change the way you ride. Although remotely adjustable seat posts, also called dropper posts, have seen a resurgence over the last several years on the mountain bike scene, they’ve actually been around…(Read More)

Full Suspension Trail Bike

A full suspension mountain bike glossary of terms: To many mountain bikers, full suspension is full of questions. It’s unfortunate to just forget about it and go, but the reality is that many riders are missing out on the advantages of the suspension they paid for when they bought their bicycles. For answers, we…(Read More)

Golf Bar rim, Mag 7, Moab, Utah

It’s all good, but these trails, the best of Moab, Utah’s renowned Mag 7, are a must. A network of seven trails and counting, the Magnificent 7 vibe ranges from fast and smooth to downright lethal. We drop in with a few locals and see what this mega ride is all about. You…(Read More)

plus size tires Moab, Utah

The mountain bike industry wants to reinvent the wheel. What gives? Moab, Utah: Where mountain bike tires go to die. “The sandstone wreaks havoc on rubber,” says Chad Guyer of Poison Spider Bicycles in Moab, Utah. He should know. Since transplanting from the tacky dark and deciduous forest trails of northern Michigan, he’s gained…(Read More)

mountain biking Moab

Camp at Gold Bar Rim Campground 10 miles down Potash Road, and nab a spot on the Colorado River. Take a hike at dusk to the incomparable Corona and Bowtie Arch, using ancient Moki steps carved into the sandstone by ancestral Puebloans centuries ago. Back at camp watch the aerial acrobatics of little brown Myotis…(Read More)