Pedal Adventures is a collection of stories about cycling, life, family, road schooling, and a nomadic travel lifestyle. We're a nomadic family with a basecamp in Colorado. In search of singletrack, smooth roads and occasional surf. Living an imperfect life perfectly.
On December 8th 2016 we officially became nomads when we sold our home in Ridgway, Colorado for life on the road. It was actually quite anti-climatic since we’ve been part-time nomads since 2012 but still pulling the plug on a home base is a huge leap. What’s Next? Long term answer is we don’t know but short term we have more plans in 2017 than we’ve had in years. Part of this is a request from Kalden to do more bike races. Bike races take planning and staying in places longer than a week. In December we based in Newport Beach so he could ride
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As our departure from Sun Valley approached we had a decision to make. Should we go back through Park City, Utah, a comfortable route for us and one we’ve done several times, or head over through Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We had met a family back up in Whitefish Montana who had a boy near Kalden’s age and they hit it off. That and the fact we hadn’t been to Jackson in over 15 years helped seal the deal, we were heading to Jackson Hole. Our first day out of Sun Valley we drove for about 4 hours to Rexburg, ID. I had looked this little
Our next stop on the way back south to Colorado was Sun Valley, ID. This is our 4th visit here so we’ve got the place pretty dialed in now as far as dispersed camping, access to necessities (water, trash, etc) and trails. We camp just NW of Sun Valley. Heading out on Sun Valley Rd it soon changes to FSR51. There is dispersed camping all along there and it’s only 10 minutes from town. This location also gives you great access to the upper part of Corral Ck trail which you can then link to the White Cloud Trail. Also while in the area be
Crossing back over from Canada to the USA couldn’t have been any easier. We made a brief stop before the border to get rid of some fruit and eggs that were not allowed then got in line to drive over. We pulled up to the guard and after a few quick questions then some talk about bikes and trails we were off! Our first stop was the Whitefish Bike Retreat just North of Whitefish, MT. This place opened in 2013 by Cricket Buttler. She had dreamt of a place where cyclists could come together and enjoy the best Montana has to offer and have access to