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
Most adventures start with a “great idea.” Ours did as well. Let’s take the truck and camper over to the San Juan Islands for a few days and check things out. Well, a quick check of the pricing to get something of that size over on the ferry squashed that idea quickly. Next it was, let’s just take the Land Rover and borrow our friend’s tent for a weekend. This was much more affordable of course but then the winning idea hit us. Let’s bike pack it! With the mode of transportation set for the weekend we now needed to decide which Island to visit.
Our day started in Caspar Beach where we packed up the camper, hooked up to the truck and set off for stop number one, the supermarket down the road. We pulled in and a guy came up to us and said the bike rack on the back of our camper didn’t look right. I went back to have a look and sure enough the pin that allows the rack to move into a upright stored position or the down/loaded position had broken and the rack was hanging low! Luckily the camper is high enough the bikes did not drag on the road. With that discovery I
Ok I admit it, we are singletrack snobs. Having lived in Colorado for so long we’ve ridden some of the sweetest trails in the continental US. Areas like Crested Butte, Fruita and even Moab are less than 3hrs away. So it seems every year when we haul our MTBs out to California we are dissapointed with the trails here. So much so that this year we considered not even bringing them, they just sit on the back of the camper for a few months getting trashed waiting for us to head home via Sedona, AZ. Boy are we glad we changed our minds. We had
I was 6 miles into a 30 mile day with Kalden (10) when there was a whole bunch of whining, crying and throwing of water bottles. This was not the scene I expected on a beautiful Sunday in the woods. Granted the trail was tough and was testing everyone’s skills but this behavior? Meanwhile, Kalden and I were grinning ear to ear as we dug deep into The Whole Enchilada… The plan was to ride the Magnificant 7 trails on Sunday but as I was picking up a rental bike for the day at Moab Cyclery we found out that The Whole Enchilada trail was
I love the sound of rain and thunderstorms in the distance when we’re camping. It’s soothing knowing we are tucked warm inside the camper. But Kalden and I had a big ride planned from the top of Kennebec Pass down into Durango on the Colorado Trail the next morning. When you have a ride in the high mountains with your 10 year old booming thunder and intense rain all night are not the best signs. But by morning all was clear in Durango and the radar showed no activity until late afternoon. So we packed up and started the long car shuttle up to the
These are the 5 ‘must ride’ trails in Moab based on the amount of time you have away from the family. They are intermediate to advanced rides. Of course these are subjective and Moab has been building new trails like mad-so feel free to comment below about your 5 must ride trails. Also check out the Moab Trail Mix page for the latest trail building news. Each trail has extensive information, maps, pictures and even virtual tours brought to you by the MTB Project. MTB Project is built by mountain bikers. Their data comes from dedicated riders like you — including IMBA Chapters, Clubs and Patrols