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Public Lands: It’s All Yours - Part 2

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Apr 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Important Public Land Designations: Wilderness and National Monuments

In Part 1 of our public land series we clarified the three major federal land managers: US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. All three of these land management agencies manage different types of lands within their jurisdictions. In the forest and on the BLM most of their lands are usually open to multiple uses—that means they are available for harvesting trees, grazing cows, mining, and/or recreation of all types. But both agencies and the park service also have lands that are special for one reason or another. 

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Topics: BLM, #itsallyours, National Parks, National Forests

Public Lands: It's All Yours - Part 1

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Mar 28, 2017 1:19:13 PM

Why you need to know about public land: As mountain bikers, we are dependent on public lands. Through my career in bike manufacturing, racing, and as an outfitter I have had the opportunity to ride on trails of every description on public lands of every type.

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Topics: BLM, #itsallyours, National Parks, National Forests

5 Tips From The Guides to Packing Your Gear.

Posted by Chris Wamsley on Feb 15, 2017 3:35:10 PM

 One of the most-asked questions from people about going on a Western Spirit trip is what to bring. So, I sat down for a few minutes to write down some tips. These come from my personal experience guiding trips. They are helpful for me and hopefully helpful for you also!

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Topics: packing check list, gear, trips, travel

Easy bike check everyone should be doing.

Posted by Chris Wamsley on Dec 8, 2016 3:15:01 PM

 

Every bike needs love every now and again. So I wanted to fill you in on a few things you can do to keep you and your bike happy and running smoothly.

Before every ride.

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Topics: Mountain Biking, cycling, Tips

Five Things to Know Before You Bike from Telluride to Moab

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Nov 17, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Telluride and Moab are two of the most charming destinations in the West. Destinations for adventurers, historians, and families alike, you’ve likely heard of them. Western Spirit’s ride from Telluride to Moab is one of our favorites. Here are five things to know before you go. 

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Topics: Telluride, Moab, Mountain Biking

Our Five Favorite Views Around Telluride

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Nov 3, 2016 7:00:00 PM

We have a couple of great trips involving the amazing town of Telluride, Colorado: Telluride to Durango and Telluride to Moab. What makes this town such a favorite among road and mountain bikers, travelers, socializers, and artists? Among other things, the views. Here are some of our favorites. 

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Topics: Telluride, colorado

Things to Know Before Going on Your First Mountain Biking Trip

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Oct 27, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Gearing up for your first mountain biking adventure? Here are few tips from those of us who have been around the block a few times.

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Topics: mountain biking trip

When to Start Planning a Biking Trip

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Oct 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM

People always ask us how far in advance they should plan their biking trip. Here's some insight from our years of experience to help you decide.

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Topics: biking trip, newbies, planning a trip

All About Telluride Hiking

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Sep 22, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Telluride, Colorado is a town like no other, surrounded by peak after peak of amazing mountains with endless terrain to explore. Hiking is surely the most popular activity in the summer, and there’s plenty of great cycling as well. Here’s what you need to know about hiking in Telluride

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Topics: Telluride, hiking

Why Telluride is the New Aspen

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Sep 8, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Aspen is a legendary, Rocky Mountain town, famous for its skiing, hiking, art, and distinct culture. But have you heard about Telluride, it’s slightly more secluded, just as epic cousin? Here are a few reasons why we think Telluride is the new Aspen.

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Topics: Telluride