With three weeks (or hopefully less) to go what the heck are we doing camping and mountain biking! Well…my Doctor and hospital is a 2 hour + drive from our house. And I have a history of very fast labors. Lucky for us, Fruita and all it’s glorious single track and road bike riding is only a 15 minute drive to the hospital. So we are currently on and off again ‘residents’ of the BLM land and campgrounds around Fruita. So yes we are mountain biking and camping until the baby arrives. Seems appropriate for us. And since our camping includes a comfy bed, heat, water and
One of the down sides of living in a small town in SW Colorado is the proximity of races and biking activities for kids. We have a few options with Fruita, Durango and Grand Junction within a 2 hour drive but none of these are on the scale that you find on the the cycling crazy front range of Denver. A while back while scanning the internet we came across a listing on USA Cycling for a BRAC Jr road camp. It was being held at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. Not exactly close but it seemed worth the 6 hour
What do you think of when you envision riding with your entire family? The dream is that you will all be in a state of family bliss, riding along together at the same pace, wind at your back, kids smiling, and lots of family bonding. The reality is that while that can happen, you need to plan and work at it. And don’t be discouraged when the first (or two or three) rides seem overly rough. As you all fall into a routine it will get easier and it will be fun. Assuming you are already an avid rider I’ll spare you the most basic
Some say it’s about the journey not the destination. That’s great when you’re alone and have time to explore, but when you are riding with a six year old wandering aimlessly is not an option. Or almost worse, choosing a trail that is too advanced which can cause a tantrum in even the most patient kid (and parent). These are the top 3 ‘family friendly’ riding areas in Moab. These are beginner and lower intermediate rides and great places to take your kids mountain biking. And these are actual trails, not jeep roads or dirt paths. Real mountain biking for your little rippers. If you
*Updated 09/16 Some say it’s about the journey not the destination. That’s great when you’re alone and have time to explore, but when you are riding with a six year old wandering aimlessly is not an option. Or worse, choosing a trail that is too advanced which can cause a tantrum in even the most patient kid (and parent). These are the 3 ‘kid friendly’ trails in Fruita. These are beginner rides. If you have a gravity grom on your hands head over to the 5 Best Rides in Fruita page. Each trail has extensive information, maps, pictures and even virtual tours brought to you by
“Dad, I really want to win this so I’m gonna have to DIG DEEP” Those were Kalden’s exact words on our training ride 2 days before his time trial around Fiesta Island in San Diego, CA. I thought it was great, seeing him light up with excitement to once again be racing his road bike, but my goals were a bit more modest for him. 1) Stay on course and don’t miss your one and only turn (a fork in the road going right. 2) Hold your line as the adults blow by you on their TT bikes so you don’t take them out! In
I get asked a lot about how we got Kalden into biking and how he has gotten so good. Our secrets? Practice and Passion So…really we don’t have any secrets at all. We have always given him the opportunity to ride and he has always brought along his passion. I know practice and passion can sometimes be a rare combination in today’s society but I believe it’s what we all need for ourselves and our children. If you love it and you do it enough, you’ll be happy and succeed. Last week our friend shot some footage of Kalden biking in Fruita on Horsethief Bench.