Adventure West

A Moab Mountain Biking “Big Ride”

December 5, 2019

Or What Mountain Bike Guides Do For Fun During The Off-season Moab mountain biking season wraps up pretty quick at the end of October, leaving guides on what has been called ‘Funemployment.’ Plenty of time to ride and good November weather make it a great time of year. I thought, let’s celebrate the end of… Read More »

Flats or Clips? Mountain Bike Pedal Options

October 24, 2019

Cycling is filled with all these ying and yang concepts. Road or Mountain? 27.5 or 29? Enduro or XC? Guided ride vs DIY? Clips or Flats? A million internet forum threads debate the pros and cons of each with passionate believers on each side. I’ll just have the time here to consider flat vs clipped-in… Read More »

Fall Mountain Biking in Moab and Southeast Utah

October 11, 2019

In Canyonlands, fall is high season for mountain biking (and for just about every other activity, as well.) The number of visitors in town on any day in September or October can rival the busiest days of April or May. There are many reasons for this, though the most obvious is that the triple digit… Read More »

Mountain Bike Singletracks in Arches and Canyonlands?

August 26, 2019

Where are they?! Short Answer: There are none. Long Answer: The National Park Service only allows bikes on paved or unpaved roads. No bikes are allowed on hiking trails. In Arches, you can bike the Willow Flats Road or the Salt Valley Road (but few people do it.) In Canyonlands, you can ride: The White… Read More »

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 »

Moab Mountain Biking Big Ride

A Moab Mountain Biking “Big Ride”

By Reid Bakken | December 5, 2019

Or What Mountain Bike Guides Do For Fun During The Off-season Moab mountain biking season wraps up pretty quick at the end of October, leaving guides on what has been called ‘Funemployment.’ Plenty of time to ride and good November weather make it a great time of year. I thought, let’s celebrate the end of… Read More »

Flat or clipped mountain bike pedal options

Flats or Clips? Mountain Bike Pedal Options

By Reid Bakken | October 24, 2019

Cycling is filled with all these ying and yang concepts. Road or Mountain? 27.5 or 29? Enduro or XC? Guided ride vs DIY? Clips or Flats? A million internet forum threads debate the pros and cons of each with passionate believers on each side. I’ll just have the time here to consider flat vs clipped-in… Read More »

Fall Mountain Biking in Moab and Southeast Utah

Fall Mountain Biking in Moab and Southeast Utah

By Franklin Seal | October 11, 2019

In Canyonlands, fall is high season for mountain biking (and for just about every other activity, as well.) The number of visitors in town on any day in September or October can rival the busiest days of April or May. There are many reasons for this, though the most obvious is that the triple digit… Read More »

Mountain Bike Singletracks in Arches and Canyonlands?

By Franklin Seal | August 26, 2019

Where are they?! Short Answer: There are none. Long Answer: The National Park Service only allows bikes on paved or unpaved roads. No bikes are allowed on hiking trails. In Arches, you can bike the Willow Flats Road or the Salt Valley Road (but few people do it.) In Canyonlands, you can ride: The White… 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 »