Western Spirit Cycling

Mark Sevenoff

Recent Posts

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. 

Read More

Topics: Telluride, colorado

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.

Read More

Topics: biking trip, newbies, planning a trip

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.

Read More

Topics: Telluride

Four Active Family Vacation Ideas

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Aug 11, 2016 7:00:00 PM

As you get the kids ready for school and catch up on laundry from summer adventures, it’s a great time to start planning next summer’s activities! If your family is anything like mine, you have the best time when you’re active together. Vacations scheduled around physical activities can be challenging to plan and execute, but we’ve got some ideas to help you get your family outside next summer, or even before.

Read More

Topics: cycling, river trips, hiking

Four Epic Water Sports You Have to Try

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jul 28, 2016 7:00:00 PM

For lots of people, the term “water sports” conjures up images of boats, wakeboards, water skis, wakeskates, and a number of other high-speed, gas-powered, adrenaline-pumping pastimes. I’ve had my share of good times behind a boat, but out here in Moab—where water is precious and the scenery is amazing—I prefer the more natural brand of water sports. Here are a few of my favorites:

Read More

Topics: rafting, outdoor sports

Six Fun Things To Do at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jul 14, 2016 7:00:00 PM

The Grand Canyon is inarguably one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful places in the United States. Its magnitude, color palate, wildlife, and history have fascinated countless visitors for hundreds of years.

Read More

Topics: grand canyon

All About Whitewater Rafting

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jun 23, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Whitewater rafting is a thrilling, fun, and unique way to get outside and connect with friends and loved ones. When we think of rafting, I think most of us picture big rapids and major adrenaline rushes. While there are plenty of ways to up-level your rafting experience, there are also plenty of opportunities for guided beginner rafting experiences. Whether you’re looking for an idea for a week-long family vacation, a shorter retreat for coworkers, or a reunion for old friends, rafting is a great safe and team-oriented way to bring your group together.

Read More

Topics: Moab, rafting, vacation ideas

Outdoor Summer Vacation Ideas for the Family

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on May 26, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Looking for something a little different to do with your family this summer? How about investing some time and energy into developing a skill that you can all enjoy together? Learning and having adventures together are guaranteed to make meaningful memories with your loved ones—and there are usually plenty of laughs along the way. Here are a few of our favorite activities that make for great family vacations, and some even include a pastime that you can enjoy together all year round!

Read More

Topics: summer, family

10 Health Benefits of Cycling

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Apr 21, 2016 7:00:00 PM

In case you haven’t heard, this cycling thing is pretty good for you. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially, spending some good time spinning on two wheels is sure to improve your quality of life. Here’s how:

Read More

Topics: Biking, health, health benefits

Five Trips You’ll Love if You Like Gooseberry Mesa

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Mar 10, 2016 7:00:00 PM
The Goose is one of our longest running and most popular mountain biking trips. The trails in Gooseberry Mesa were created over 20 years ago, and are heralded as some of the most well-maintained in the country. They are proof that a strong community with shared values can have a meaningful impact. We lead about nine trips to the mesa every summer to explore the mix of slickrock and singletrack, just south of Zion National Park. If you’ve checked out the Goose and are ready for something new, here’s a list of some of our other favorites.

Fruita Singletrack

Like Gooseberry Mesa, Fruita, Colorado’s trail system is a testament to the strength and dedication of the mountain biking community. Fruita’s trails are the product of a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Land Management, Over the Edge Sports, and local cycling enthusiasts. Sandstone, slickrock, twists, and turns come together into one of the most fun mountain bike destinations around. It’s truly a must-ride for any singletrack veteran.

Read More

Topics: Singletrack, gooseberry mesa