Western Spirit Cycling

Ashley Korenblat

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What Are Mountain Bike Vacations?

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Apr 7, 2016 7:00:00 PM

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need to step away from my regularly scheduled programming to get some perspective. My life is busy and filled with family, work, and all kinds of responsibilities. It can be a challenge to keep up, and even some of the things that I love can start to feel like burdens and obligations. There’s no better cure for the everyday doldrums than a vacation. And I think the best ones are on two wheels—on the dirt.

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Topics: Mountain Biking, vacation, mountain bike vacations

Why We Love the Kokopelli Trail

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Mar 24, 2016 7:00:00 PM

The Kokopelli Trail connects two of my favorite places in the world: Fruita and Moab. Each is a worthy mountain biking destination on its own, but the trail that connects them is equally spectacular. It’s certainly one of our favorite trails, and one of my favorite trips that we offer. Here are a few reasons why:

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Topics: Moab, the kokopelli trail, fruita, colorado, mountain biking trails

The Three Best Views of Redwood National Park

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Feb 25, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Redwood National Park is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking places in the western United States. It’s a great place to visit with your family in any capacity, but we highly recommend visiting on a bike. Gorgeous views abound throughout the park, but here are our favorites. Of course the pictures can only give you an idea. Wait until you check it out in person!

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Topics: stout grove, best views, redwood national park

10 Things Bike Guides Do So You Don't Have To

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Jan 7, 2016 7:00:00 PM

We know, you love to ride your bike. If you haven’t been on one of our trips yet, chances are the guides have piqued your interest. If you have been on a trip with us, then you know what I’m talking about. These knowledgeable, talented, creative, and FUN people are the cornerstone of Western Spirit. Our customers tell us every day how awesome our guides are on their trips. Here are 10 things the guides will take care of on your Western Spirit Adventure, so that you don’t have to:

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Topics: Biking, Camping, guides

Tips for Planning a Great Cycling Trip for a Milestone Celebration

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Dec 3, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Life is punctuated with wonderful milestones: graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and the like. It’s great to do something special to set these milestones apart from regular days. Anyone can plan a nice party and the photos are always fun, but there is something about being in the great outdoors that can create a truly unforgettable milestone celebration. Here are the most important things our Western Spirit Adventurers have learned over the years:

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Topics: experience, cycling, celebration

Use Thanksgiving to Plan Next Year’s Biking Trips

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Nov 27, 2015 5:48:22 PM

Quick! Plan a trip while the family is together!

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Topics: family trip, spring, cycling, trips

Escape the Routines, Build Memories

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Oct 22, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Do you ever feel that time is flying by? Our lives are scheduled, and we are busy. We move through our routines with kids, homes, pets, and work—week in and week out. If we’re lucky, there’s time with family and friends sprinkled in. Far too often we find ourselves rushing to and from birthday dinners, holiday parties, and other gatherings. It can be tough to squeeze this time with family and friends in between everything else.

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Topics: family trip, experience

A Step-by-step Guide to Planning your Reunion Trip

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Oct 8, 2015 7:00:00 PM

So you’re ready to take your group on an awesome trip. Whether you’re family, a corporate team, old friends, or a bachelorette party, Western Spirit can help you to plan the perfect reunion adventure. Don’t worry about a location right away, just follow these simple steps and we’ll take care of the rest.

Make Your A-List

What’s the mission of your trip, and who has to be there? Assemble your A-list, based on who you really want to travel with—the bride, the boss, or Aunt Mary and Uncle Peter. These people make up your core group, the ones you want to plan around.

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Topics: Biking, fall trips, reunion

Top Five Fall Rides for Groups in the U.S.

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Aug 27, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Fall is quickly approaching and we'll all be working to get back in the swing of things after the summer. But just because the days are getting shorter and the kids are back in school doesn't mean we can't still have some fun! With travel plans slowing down and schedules being a bit more predictable, the fall is the perfect time to take your group on vacation—and let us handle all of the logistics. Here are our 5 top recommendations for your group ride this fall.

The White Rim

This is the classic Moab ride, and Western Spirit's original guided mountain bike adventure. With dates throughout the fall, you're sure to find a trip that fits your schedule. The White Rim Trail is a great first foray into mountain biking, but still packs plenty of punch for more experienced riders. Technical portions provide some challenge, but are easily walkable for beginners. Riding on sandstone, riders enjoy breathtaking views of Canyonlands National Park, including rock formations, ancient ruins, and the Island in the Sky.

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Topics: Biking, fall trips, grand staircase, the kokopelli trail, white rim, the maze, fruita

Is Glamping the new camping?

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Jul 30, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Glamping, or glamorous camping, has become a new trend in the outdoor industry. Glamping outfitters and booking agents are popping up all over to serve people who want to eliminate some of the challenges of camping. At Western Spirit, we understand that camping can be logistically challenging, so our guides take care of everything on our trips. It’s our own form of glamping, and our customers love it. After each day of riding, you’ll be able to relax with your family and friends while we take care of everything you need. Sounds glamorous, right?

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Topics: Glamping, Camping