MOAB, UT – Desert season. It happens twice a year in Moab—ask any mountain biker. The shoulder seasons, spring and fall, when the surrounding mountain locales—including bike parks—are buried, cold, wet and otherwise miserable, there's a magic time when Moab's higher elevation is dry and its desert floor isn't too hot. Contributor Nancy Kim recently met up with MTBparks founder Michelle Good et al for some desert shredding, and decided to share her recipe for success, aka 'Porcupine Stew.'
MOAB, UT – The 2017 Moab THAW hosted by Poison Spider Bicycles will be held March 10 through 12 in Moab, UT, and feature demos, organized rides, parties—and even bowling. The annual spring event—now in its 7th “official” year run by Poison Spider (the event was previously a Yeti Cycles spring demo)—is gaining momentum as an annual tradition kicking off the mountain bike season in Moab.
MOAB, UT – The 11th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike and Film Festival is set to kick off October 27 through 30. The annual bike festival and Halloween bash has become a beacon of fall in the desert, and this year's will be no exception with an enduro race, jump jam, skills camps, group shuttles, bike movie and—of course—a costume party.
MOAB, UT – The 10th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike and Film Festival is set to kick off October 22 through 25, and the official course maps and stage info for the enduro has just been revealed. The enduro enduro Enduro Race will be held entirely on the Amasa Back trail system! Yeow! Race stages will include Lower Ahab, and Old School Amasa Back.
MOAB, UT – The 10th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike and Film Festival is set to kick off October 22 through 25. The annual mountain bike festival and Halloween bash has become a beacon of fall in the Southwest, and this year's will be no exception with an enduro race, jump jam, skills camps, group shuttles and—of course—a costume party.
Located a short drive south of Moab, just outside of town, Susie's Branding Iron is one of Southern Utah's best-kept secrets for feeding hungry mountain bikers. From BBQ to ribs, steak and burgers, Susie's serves up heaping helpings of homecooked comfort food and cold beer in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
If you've ever finished the Whole Enchilada trail in Moab, it can be anticlimactic—and exhausting—to grind the six plus miles back to town, or farther depending upon where you are spending the night. It can be equally daunting to roll into Moab late at night after hours of blurring yellow lines and have to figure out a place to stay. Enter: Moab Valley RV Resort and Campground.
MOAB, UT — The smell of freshly roasted espresso invades your nostrils along with a hint of grease as you're handed a steaming mug. You take a sip and attempt to snap out of your morning haze as shop owner Tracy Reed explains the best trail options for your first ride of the day.
The Magnificent 7 or "Mag 7" is a series of trails that create a 26-mile point-to-point route. The loop is closed by shuttling Highway 191 and 313 (or making a long pavement return). There are actually nine or 10 trail segments, depending on how you're counting. The key players are Bull Run, a bit of Gemini Road, Arth's Corner, Little Canyon, Gold Bar ST and upper Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, the north end of Poison Spider and the infamous Portal Trail. This system of trails/roads currently has two exit options: Using the Portal Trail to end at SR-279 or Using the Poison Spider 4x4 road as the exit to SR-279.
Amasa Back and its surrounding trails are Moab staples that should be checked off your list, providing plenty of ledgy technical fun, exposure and incredible views. The typical ride on Amasa Back is up Amasa Back four-wheel-drive road or the new Hymasa singletrack alternate, to Pothole, out to Pothole Arch, back to Rockstacker, over Rockstacker to Jackson, and then down Jackson to the Kane Creek parking area. Another popular shorter ride option is going up Hymasa and down Captain Ahab.