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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 »

Five Quick Questions to Test Your Utah Bike Safety Knowledge

By Franklin Seal | August 14, 2018

A super quick quiz: do you know Utah biking safety laws?

If You Think Bikepacking Sucks, Try A Guided Trip

By Leslie Kehmeier | August 8, 2018

Words and Photos by Leslie Kehmeier [Original article appeared on Dirtrag.com, August 8, 2018] “Time doesn’t really matter now – we just talk about lunch time, dinner time…” says Beth Roberts. Her tone is soothing. Beth is a guide for Rim Tours, a mountain bike outfitter based in Moab, Utah. She’s leading us on a… Read More »

A Feast for the Eyes, Heart and Stomach: the Desert Sunrise Mtb Tour

By Franklin Seal | July 17, 2018

Visiting Moab in August and looking for an activity that won’t involve being out in the blazing sun at high noon? How about a beginner/moderate-level mountain bike tour that starts at 6:00 AM (6:30 beginning September 1) and includes a delicious, fresh and wholesome breakfast table spread, served by your guide, while you relax in… Read More »

Surviving Moab’s Triple Threat Environment

By Franklin Seal | June 20, 2018

Dry Air, Bright Sun, and Intense Heat I love the desert. I love dry, crystal clear air, bright sun, and warm, warm, warm. It is the direct polar opposite from the mild climate I grew up with on the West Coast. That’s one of the many reasons I fell in love with canyon country. But… Read More »

In Canyon Country, A Paper Map Can Save Your Life

By Franklin Seal | May 22, 2018

Heading out into the canyon country desert, for mountain biking, hiking, jeeping or canyoneering?  It can be tempting to rely solely on an electronic map for navigation, but take a paper map with you. You’ll never regret having it. And on the other hand, you very well might regret not having it. Batteries can run… Read More »

The White Rim Trail, Island-In-The-Sky District — A Truly Special Place

By Franklin Seal | April 19, 2018

The White Rim Trail, located in the Island-In-The-Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, is a true back country escape into desert wilderness. It features breathtaking views, massive red cliffs, sweeping arches, ancient Indian granaries and endless exploring opportunities. There are many ways to experience The White Rim. The easiest way is to view it from… Read More »

Stop and Smell the Flowers

By Franklin Seal | March 20, 2018

A Wildflower Guide for Moab Mountain Bikers Springtime in Utah’s high desert is about wild weather, wind, and wildflowers! When mountain biking, you can’t avoid confronting the wind and wild weather that arrive each spring, but it’s easy to completely miss the wildflowers as you fly down the trail. We here at Rim Tours, would… Read More »

DIY Ride or Guided Mountain Bike Tour?

By Franklin Seal | February 16, 2018

The Pros and Cons Guided tour on Amasa Back’s Captain Ahab Trail near Moab, Utah Whether you are visiting Moab for your very first time, or are getting a refresh on your Moab fix, mountain biking should be top of your must-do adventure list. The real question is, should you venture out on the trails… Read More »

Tips for Mountain Biking in Winter Moab

By Franklin Seal | December 19, 2017

Moab is not known for its winter season but it can be a great time for outdoor recreation and cycling — if conditions permit and you make necessary preparations. Most Moab winters see fairly cold overnight temperatures, but mid-day highs can often climb into the 40’s or higher. The biggest factor that can impede winter… Read More »

Mountain biker leans into a fast turn on the downhill slickrock section of the Porcupine Rim Trail, part of The Whole Enchilada

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 »

Bike Safety Is Serious Business

Five Quick Questions to Test Your Utah Bike Safety Knowledge

By Franklin Seal | August 14, 2018

A super quick quiz: do you know Utah biking safety laws?

If You Think Bikepacking Sucks, Try A Guided Trip

By Leslie Kehmeier | August 8, 2018

Words and Photos by Leslie Kehmeier [Original article appeared on Dirtrag.com, August 8, 2018] “Time doesn’t really matter now – we just talk about lunch time, dinner time…” says Beth Roberts. Her tone is soothing. Beth is a guide for Rim Tours, a mountain bike outfitter based in Moab, Utah. She’s leading us on a… Read More »

Sun through bikes on rack

A Feast for the Eyes, Heart and Stomach: the Desert Sunrise Mtb Tour

By Franklin Seal | July 17, 2018

Visiting Moab in August and looking for an activity that won’t involve being out in the blazing sun at high noon? How about a beginner/moderate-level mountain bike tour that starts at 6:00 AM (6:30 beginning September 1) and includes a delicious, fresh and wholesome breakfast table spread, served by your guide, while you relax in… Read More »

Camel drinking

Surviving Moab’s Triple Threat Environment

By Franklin Seal | June 20, 2018

Dry Air, Bright Sun, and Intense Heat I love the desert. I love dry, crystal clear air, bright sun, and warm, warm, warm. It is the direct polar opposite from the mild climate I grew up with on the West Coast. That’s one of the many reasons I fell in love with canyon country. But… Read More »

Canyon Country , Paper Map

In Canyon Country, A Paper Map Can Save Your Life

By Franklin Seal | May 22, 2018

Heading out into the canyon country desert, for mountain biking, hiking, jeeping or canyoneering?  It can be tempting to rely solely on an electronic map for navigation, but take a paper map with you. You’ll never regret having it. And on the other hand, you very well might regret not having it. Batteries can run… Read More »

The White Rim Trail, Island-In-The-Sky District — A Truly Special Place

By Franklin Seal | April 19, 2018

The White Rim Trail, located in the Island-In-The-Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, is a true back country escape into desert wilderness. It features breathtaking views, massive red cliffs, sweeping arches, ancient Indian granaries and endless exploring opportunities. There are many ways to experience The White Rim. The easiest way is to view it from… Read More »

Stop and Smell the Flowers

By Franklin Seal | March 20, 2018

A Wildflower Guide for Moab Mountain Bikers Springtime in Utah’s high desert is about wild weather, wind, and wildflowers! When mountain biking, you can’t avoid confronting the wind and wild weather that arrive each spring, but it’s easy to completely miss the wildflowers as you fly down the trail. We here at Rim Tours, would… Read More »

Guided Mountain Bike Tour

DIY Ride or Guided Mountain Bike Tour?

By Franklin Seal | February 16, 2018

The Pros and Cons Guided tour on Amasa Back’s Captain Ahab Trail near Moab, Utah Whether you are visiting Moab for your very first time, or are getting a refresh on your Moab fix, mountain biking should be top of your must-do adventure list. The real question is, should you venture out on the trails… Read More »

Winter riding in Moab

Tips for Mountain Biking in Winter Moab

By Franklin Seal | December 19, 2017

Moab is not known for its winter season but it can be a great time for outdoor recreation and cycling — if conditions permit and you make necessary preparations. Most Moab winters see fairly cold overnight temperatures, but mid-day highs can often climb into the 40’s or higher. The biggest factor that can impede winter… Read More »

How to Keep Singletracks Single

By Franklin Seal | November 17, 2017

Make it your goal to ride without leaving a trace Most visitors to Moab hail from climates where moderate / high humidity and/or more frequent rain showers create soils that have the ability to be somewhat self-healing when it comes to footprints, tire tracks and the wear and tear caused by human recreation. Higher humidity… Read More »

A couple traverses a slickrock fin on a guided tour of the classic Slickrock Trail at Moab UT

Tips for Mountain Biking in Moab

By Franklin Seal | October 3, 2017

  A Uniquely Moab List Moab has been at the epicenter of mountain biking since the very earliest days of the sport. Part of the reason is the sheer uniqueness of the landscape. Another part has to do with the vast amount of public lands easily accessed yet still wild and primitive. Plus, the town… Read More »