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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 »

The Slickrock Trail

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 »

Moab’s Most Popular Fall Mountain Bike Trips

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 Biking Safety Knowledge

August 14, 2018

A super quick quiz: do you know Utah biking safety laws? For more info on Utah Biking Safety Laws visit BikeLaw.com As responsible cyclists, we must do our part to stay safe and avoid collisions with motor vehicles. In order to accomplish that objective, it is our obligation and legal requirement to comply with Utah’s… Read More »

If You Think Bikepacking Sucks, Try A Guided Trip

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 »

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 »

Bike Safety Is Serious Business

Five Quick Questions to Test Your Utah Biking Safety Knowledge

By Franklin Seal | August 14, 2018

A super quick quiz: do you know Utah biking safety laws? For more info on Utah Biking Safety Laws visit BikeLaw.com As responsible cyclists, we must do our part to stay safe and avoid collisions with motor vehicles. In order to accomplish that objective, it is our obligation and legal requirement to comply with Utah’s… Read More »

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 »