Western Spirit Cycling

100% and Western Spirit Cycling join forces

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Feb 6, 2018 7:02:00 AM

This season sees the Western Spirit guides putting 100%’s line of cutting-edge eyewear through its paces while guiding. While on the bike, 100% sport performance models such as Speedcraft and Speedcoupe will offer the clarity and protection our guides demand. “We’re stoked to bring new insights into the performance needs of our guides and guests and offer a refreshing perspective on the evolution of trail riding" says Western Spirit owner/guide Mark Sevenoff. “The guides are the heart and soul of our company and demand the very best. They’re outside seven days a week in the most extreme conditions you can imagine.” When traveling the West, or back at camp, they'll be sporting active lifestyle models including the Centric & Type-S sunglasses.  

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Topics: Mountain Biking, cycling, mountain bike vacations, outdoor sports, mountain biking trip, National Parks, National Forests, Bike Trips, mountainbiking, lifeelevated, 100%, eyewear, racing, sponsors

Bike Love (Part 1)

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Jan 17, 2018 5:03:00 PM

I have seen bike love in many forms.  When I was 27, I became the president of a small company called Merlin.  I’d just graduated from business school and put everything I learned to work.  I had to order titanium in the same quantities as Boeing, six months in advance.  To do this I had to raise private capital and create a board of directors who were committed to cycling. 

At the time, Merlin made arguably the best bikes int he world and for about five years we simply could not keep up with the orders.  People sent us photos of the Merlin logo tattooed on various parts of their bodies.  While I was flattered by their devotion, I have to admit the photos were kind of frightening.

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Topics: Moab, experience, biking trips, mountain bike vacations, travel, Bike Trips, mountainbiking, lifeelevated, outerbike, bikelove

Kicking off the new year at Western Spirit Cycling

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jan 4, 2018 3:16:54 PM

Happy 2018 and welcome to a new year! We're entering our 28th year in business based out of the mountain bike mecca of Moab, UT and have some great new things to share with you. 

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Topics: Moab, Camping, #itsallyours, Bike Trips, camber, roubaix, mountainbiking, campfire, fatbiking, lifeelevated, fordtransit, f150, specialized, ford

2017 Western Spirit Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Chris Wamsley on Dec 7, 2017 10:18:03 AM

It’s the holidays and here at Western Spirit, we want to help you shop for any cyclist on your list with a handy little gift guide. These are things that have been tried-and-true tested by our guides and get two thumbs up. Our guides are on their bikes every day during the season and definitely push a lot of products to the limit. Check these gifts out and Happy Holidays!

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Topics: Biking, National Parks, Gifts, Gift Ideas, Bike Trips

Guest Blog - Meg Huffman - South Dakota

Posted by Chris Wamsley on Jul 25, 2017 11:04:47 AM

The following blog post is from a Guest on a trip. We wanted to feature it as it answers a few questions that we get quite a bit. We hope you enjoy. 

My family is very choosey about vacations.  As our three boys get older, it is harder and harder to find a time when we can all be together. Between school, college, sailing, skiing, and all the other activities we do over the year, finding time for a bike trip was a serious challenge.  

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Topics: Biking, Camping, South Datoka, Guest Blog

How Monuments Create Jobs.

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Jun 30, 2017 9:14:30 AM

Cyclist in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument 

President Trump's Executive Order on the Antiquities Act calls for a review of the national monuments designated over the last 20 years. As an outdoor business owner, I have had a front row seat for many of these monument designations and have seen the on the ground impacts. 

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Topics: utah, #itsallyours, National Parks, national monuments, outdoors

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