Adventure West

Moab Mountain Biking Guide

July 18, 2019

For Beginner and Low-Intermediate Riders Beginner Trails Bar M Trail Head: Get ready for a wonderful introduction to Moab mountain biking. Moab Brands Trailhead 10.6 miles from town. Drive north on Hwy 191, turn right at sign for Moab Brands, follow gravel road to large parking lot with pit toilets. Distance: 8.8 miles in a… Read More »

How To Not Die In The Desert

June 20, 2019

(hint: drink water… lots and lots of water) While visiting Moab, especially during the hot summer months when temperatures commonly spike north of 100 degrees, the effort to keep your body adequately hydrated can be a real chore. It can also be the difference between a pleasant hike and a trip to the hospital. Some… Read More »

The Whole Enchilada in Bites

June 4, 2019

(with a side of The Big Burrito “coming soon”) The Whole Enchilada is famous. It is ranked the number one mountain bike trail in the world by Singletracks.com. And yet it isn’t actually a “trail” at all, but rather a route that involves linking together six distinct trails back-to-back. Writers have described it as “iconic,”… Read More »

Front Wheel Lifts or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rocks

April 23, 2019

Mountain biking in Moab could be described in one word: rocky. Whether they are smooth or chunky, sloped or ledgy, our terrain is pretty much the rockiest stuff out there. Navigating all these rocks can be a challenge if you are new to it, but with a couple small tricks in your kit, you can… Read More »

Mountain Biking in Moab: Questions Frequently Asked

March 27, 2019

During your trip to Moab, if you’re considering a mountain bike ride — especially if it might be your first time on a mountain bike, or just your first time riding in Moab — you will probably have questions. Maybe you’ll have LOTS of them (people often do.) Here at Rim Tours 435.259.5223 (and also… Read More »

Spoke and Words: Mtb Adventure from Alaska to Argentina

February 20, 2019

Rim Tours backcountry and day tour guide Scott Pauker set out to circumnavigate the world by bike. His focus was on generosity.  He started out at the end of May, 2014 on a ferry from Bellingham, WA  heading to Alaska, By April, 2017 he’d ridden all the way to Prudoe Bay and from there, all… Read More »

Mountain Bike Tour Packing List

February 18, 2019

Photo credit eatrunsee.com Preparing for a multi-day camping-based mountain bike tour means you need a great mountain bike tour packing list. The following packing list has been developed and refined over two decades, based on what our guides at Rim Tours have learned from taking thousands of riders on multi-day, camp-style mountain bike tours. Have… Read More »

Pre-season Tune-Up Tips

January 23, 2019

Rim Tours guide, Reid Bakken, tunes up a bike during an early spring guided mountain bike tour in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Spring is around the corner, so it’s time to get ready for a new season of riding! Whether you haven’t seen your bike since you stored it in the garage on Halloween, or you’ve… Read More »

Winter Training: 20 Minute Workout for Mountain Bikers

December 19, 2018

Winter has set in for Moab, and that means off-season! While enjoying it being quiet in town, I love having more time to work on my fitness and mobility, off the bike.  However, I’m not much of a gym person so I sometimes struggle to follow a routine. Previously I have been a runner, gone… Read More »

Winter Mountain Biking in Moab?

November 20, 2018

Yes … but only when trail conditions permit If you search the internet for information about mountain biking in December, you’ll probably come across an article in the online magazine Singletracks: “The 9 Best Winter Mountain Biking Destinations in the Southwest.” It features the following map showing average snowfall across the US (for this article,… Read More »

Bar M Trail

Moab Mountain Biking Guide

By Franklin Seal | July 18, 2019

For Beginner and Low-Intermediate Riders Beginner Trails Bar M Trail Head: Get ready for a wonderful introduction to Moab mountain biking. Moab Brands Trailhead 10.6 miles from town. Drive north on Hwy 191, turn right at sign for Moab Brands, follow gravel road to large parking lot with pit toilets. Distance: 8.8 miles in a… Read More »

Drink Water When Visiting Moab

How To Not Die In The Desert

By Franklin Seal | June 20, 2019

(hint: drink water… lots and lots of water) While visiting Moab, especially during the hot summer months when temperatures commonly spike north of 100 degrees, the effort to keep your body adequately hydrated can be a real chore. It can also be the difference between a pleasant hike and a trip to the hospital. Some… Read More »

The Whole Enchilada in Bites

By Franklin Seal | June 4, 2019

(with a side of The Big Burrito “coming soon”) The Whole Enchilada is famous. It is ranked the number one mountain bike trail in the world by Singletracks.com. And yet it isn’t actually a “trail” at all, but rather a route that involves linking together six distinct trails back-to-back. Writers have described it as “iconic,”… Read More »

Front Wheel Lift MTB How To Technique

Front Wheel Lifts or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rocks

By Reid Bakken | April 23, 2019

Mountain biking in Moab could be described in one word: rocky. Whether they are smooth or chunky, sloped or ledgy, our terrain is pretty much the rockiest stuff out there. Navigating all these rocks can be a challenge if you are new to it, but with a couple small tricks in your kit, you can… Read More »

Mountain Biking in Moab: Questions Frequently Asked

Mountain Biking in Moab: Questions Frequently Asked

By Franklin Seal | March 27, 2019

During your trip to Moab, if you’re considering a mountain bike ride — especially if it might be your first time on a mountain bike, or just your first time riding in Moab — you will probably have questions. Maybe you’ll have LOTS of them (people often do.) Here at Rim Tours 435.259.5223 (and also… Read More »

Mtb Adventure from Alaska to Argentina

Spoke and Words: Mtb Adventure from Alaska to Argentina

By Franklin Seal | February 20, 2019

Rim Tours backcountry and day tour guide Scott Pauker set out to circumnavigate the world by bike. His focus was on generosity.  He started out at the end of May, 2014 on a ferry from Bellingham, WA  heading to Alaska, By April, 2017 he’d ridden all the way to Prudoe Bay and from there, all… Read More »

Packing for a trip

Mountain Bike Tour Packing List

By Franklin Seal | February 18, 2019

Photo credit eatrunsee.com Preparing for a multi-day camping-based mountain bike tour means you need a great mountain bike tour packing list. The following packing list has been developed and refined over two decades, based on what our guides at Rim Tours have learned from taking thousands of riders on multi-day, camp-style mountain bike tours. Have… Read More »

Rim Tours guide, Reid Bakken, tunes up a bike during an early spring guided mountain bike tour in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.

Pre-season Tune-Up Tips

By Franklin Seal | January 23, 2019

Rim Tours guide, Reid Bakken, tunes up a bike during an early spring guided mountain bike tour in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Spring is around the corner, so it’s time to get ready for a new season of riding! Whether you haven’t seen your bike since you stored it in the garage on Halloween, or you’ve… Read More »

Winter Training: Standing

Winter Training: 20 Minute Workout for Mountain Bikers

By Reid Bakken | December 19, 2018

Winter has set in for Moab, and that means off-season! While enjoying it being quiet in town, I love having more time to work on my fitness and mobility, off the bike.  However, I’m not much of a gym person so I sometimes struggle to follow a routine. Previously I have been a runner, gone… Read More »

Snow on Lazy, Moab Mountain Bike Trail

Winter Mountain Biking in Moab?

By Franklin Seal | November 20, 2018

Yes … but only when trail conditions permit If you search the internet for information about mountain biking in December, you’ll probably come across an article in the online magazine Singletracks: “The 9 Best Winter Mountain Biking Destinations in the Southwest.” It features the following map showing average snowfall across the US (for this article,… Read More »

Slickrock Trail | The Shimp Rocks

The Slickrock Trail

By Franklin Seal | October 19, 2018

Why it’s so attractive… and why it’s not for everyone Photos by Rim Tours guide Marla Bailey Deservedly, or not, The Slickrock Trail is, hands down, the most famous mountain bike trail in Moab (and perhaps the world.) The following photos taken by Rim Tours guide Marla Bailey during a recent tour she led, perfectly… Read More »

UPS Drop Orange Jacket Fall Light (800w)

Moab’s Most Popular Fall Mountain Bike Trips

By Franklin Seal | August 16, 2018

Fall has always been super popular for Moab visitors, especially for those who are mountain biking. So, we here at Rim Tours thought it would be interesting to see which mountain bike day tours are the most popular during the fall season. Seasonal Shifts While almost all of Moab’s 150 miles of singletrack mountain bike… Read More »