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RFTA pedaling toward new rule on e-bikes on its share of Rio Grande Trail

June 14, 2018 — RFTA's board of directors is leaning toward altering the use of e-bikes on the 20-mile section of the Rio Grande Trail that it manages. RFTA currently allows class one and class two e-bikes. The board directed its staff at a meeting Thursday to prepare a

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Scott Mercier: Mind, body, spirit and Pedaleando

May 25, 2018 — Community Pedaleando. When I heard this name I thought, Community Pedaleando? What a great name for an event created to celebrate cycling and health. The second annual Community Pedaleando will take place in the North Face Park in Carbondale on June 10 from 10:30 a.m.

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Glenwood, New Castle could pair to market trails

May 20, 2018 — A growing network of mountain bike trails between Glenwood Springs and New Castle, coupled with a crucial link to better connect them, could add a new pinpoint on the national map of off-road biking destinations. The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association's recent efforts to partner

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Veltus no longer in race for new Glenwood Springs bike park

May 18, 2018 — Glenwood Springs' Parks and Recreation Commission believes a bike terrain park would contribute as a valuable asset to the community, just not in Veltus Park. Originally, the discussion pedaled its way before the city parks commission in February when Rick Fout gave a presentation regarding

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Bikepack pilgrimage: Via wheels, not foot, Frisco’s Zach Husted completes Colorado Trail in 11 days

May 18, 2018 — Five weeks is the average time it takes for a hiker to traverse the entire 485-mile Colorado trail by foot. By bike, Frisco's Zach Husted completed his own 539-mile journey on and around the trail in 11 days. And he did it alone. For the

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Crown parking lot construction near Carbondale to begin soon

May 18, 2018 — Construction of a new parking lot off Prince Creek Road for mountain bikers and others who want to access the Crown trail network should begin by the end of the month, Pitkin County officials said Thursday. The project will hopefully put an end to area

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Sky Mountain Park, Glassier trails open today in Aspen area

May 16, 2018 — The riding has already been great for local mountain bikers and it’s about to get better. Sky Mountain Park and the Glassier Trail open for the season today. The opening of Sky Mountain Park includes the Seven Star Trail on the west side of Brush

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Ride the Pass will help remove old fencing from high peaks east of Aspen

May 15, 2018 — Ride the pass, help a mule. That could be the rallying cry for cyclists participating Saturday in the annual Ride For the Pass fundraiser benefiting the Independence Pass Foundation. One of IPF's major projects this year will be harnessing a U.S. Forest Service mule string

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Reflections of Mother’s Day spent on the Glenwood Canyon trail

May 9, 2018 — One of my favorite Mother's Day adventures was many years ago with our two children, John and Michelle. At the time they were both in elementary school, and for Mother's Day they asked me what I would like to do. We resided in a small ski

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Aspen on the Hill: Birth of a townie bike

May 9, 2018 — A good bike never dies in a mountain town. It lives on – squeakier, rustier, older and weather-beaten – but still well-loved and well-used. After a years-long run of taking me up and down mountains and through slickrock desert trails, my trusty blue Trek has

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New trails in the works for west of Aspen

May 1, 2018 — The city's Open Space and Trails board shared its future priorities with elected officials Tuesday, which are designed to complete several missing links outside of town and the surrounding valleys. "We are at an interesting time," board member Charlie Eckart told members of Aspen City

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Glenwood Springs bike terrain park idea gains traction

April 30, 2018 — An idea to build a new bike terrain park in Glenwood Springs' Veltus Park is pedaling its way before city officials and the public. Currently, the 8-acre public park, more commonly known as Kiwanis Park, sits along the Roaring Fork River at the corner of

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Pedal-assist E-bikes on road to approval in Pitkin County

April 30, 2018 — Based on a survey of nearly 1,000 area trail users, the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails director will recommend lifting the ban on some e-bikes to allow them on paved trails, including the popular Rio Grande Trail. Nearly 70 percent of people who responded

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Scott Mercier: Why do we ride? That’s a fine question

April 20, 2018 — Over the coming months and years, I'll be sharing my thoughts on all things bike-related. It will include stories about rides, people, races and places. I love riding bikes — I hate fixing them — but I love riding them! If you're reading this column

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Trail efforts invite cycling and hiking enthusiasts to pitch in

April 9, 2018 — Mountain biking is a passion, and for many, that goes beyond the time spent on the bike. Join area groups to care for local trails (some of them hiking, not biking) during these trail maintenance days. Keep an eye on area bike groups, as well,

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Show us your favorite cycling trails

April 9, 2018 — What are you going to do with that GoPro footage? Submit it to go@postindependent.com along with your name, the date and location of your ride, and we'll share it at postindependent.com. Want to tell others more about why this ride is your favorite? Visit tinyurl.com/pitrailtalk

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Watch for mud before cycling

April 9, 2018 — This recommendation isn't just about keeping your boots in Instagram-worthy shape. Hiking and biking in mud can damage trails. When users walking or riding around muddy sections, trails become wider, Red Hill Council President Davis Farrar told The Aspen Times. This also results in trampled

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What’s the deal with ebikes in Colorado?

April 9, 2018 — Ah, that question seems so simple. The answer is not. Here's where things stand: Colorado trails that are authorized for bicycle use are, by default, open to e-bikes. However, local jurisdictions can prohibit them. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, which manages a portion of

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Efforts to connect Glenwood and New Castle trails could make the area even more bike friendly

April 9, 2018 — A growing network of mountain bike trails in eastern Garfield County, and a crucial link to better connect them, could add a new pinpoint on the map of Western off-road biking destinations. In recent years, the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association has partnered with Glenwood

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An increasing number of trail networks earns Roaring Fork Valley cycling an A-plus

April 9, 2018 — The number and diversity of mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley has exploded over the last decade — thanks to in large part to riders finally forming a sort of political peloton. New trails from Aspen to Glenwood Springs are thanks in large part

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