Western Spirit Cycling

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

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