Bike Blog

We have a lot to say about Breck!

Suspicions confirmed, what you ride makes a difference!

My suspicions are confirmed, what you are riding makes an ENORMOUS impact on the level of riding ability and stability, but more importantly on the FUN FACTOR. Nearly 6 years ago, I had a crush on a hot mountain biker.  I am a runner, but had been riding bikes for fun...

Don’t do dumb things and waste time!

Hey Coach? An Athlete’s Guide to Mountain Sports. Part 1. Hey Coach, what are 5 things I need to think about as summer approaches? If you’re like 99% of the residents in Summit County, you participate in more than one activity. Hell, you probably have nine. Your...

Pro Cycling Is Back In Breckenridge!

Pro Cycling is back in Breckenridge and better than ever! The Inaugural “Colorado Classic” will roll through Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and Denver. August 10-13, 2017 RPM Events Group announced in January, that professional bicycle racing will return to the...

Ullr Bike 2017

Ullr Bike 2017!  Six feet of snow has fallen in Breckenridge, CO since the beginning of December.  It's a glorious thing for our little ski town and ideal for all of the winter sports, well, except for maybe Fat Biking.  Fat Bikers like the snow solid and packed.  If...

Escape Breck: Monarch Crest Trail

If you aren't quite ready for the September chill, cloudy days and the onset of Autumn in Breckenridge, there's an escape just a short road trip south ... a little lower, a little warmer and some super fun trails.  Escape Breck: Monarch Crest Trail. “Ignorance is...

July 2016 Useletter

Summer is here! I signed up for a trail half-marathon in August.  Ironically, I can’t seem to get off my bike! June proved to be a breakthrough month for my personal riding.  It seems the last few years of "try and try again" riding, the super instructional and...

Life is short – ride bikes.

“You just rode with a couple of the best lady mountain bikers around here,” beams my boyfriend with a proud smile.  He is referring to Jacque Ball and Cat Ambrose whom we coincidently encountered on our late afternoon ride.  “Oh, I know.” I thought.  Ball and...

Bike.(or Run) Hike. Ski.

A guest share from our sister website Climbbetty on the 2016 Imperial Challenge and the FIRST Bike event of the season! Always a favorite and a great way to transition from Ski to Bike Season!   My first indication that the day may not go as planned was when I found...

Mountain Bike Programs for Women

It’s a contagious phenomenon as more and more women/girls take advantage of the mountain bike clinics, programs, and rides in the high country.   The ladies are out and making plans for the season, ordering kits (super cute), scheduling rides, conditioning and getting...

Trail Etiquette for all Users?

The weather is in a steel gray, blustery snowy pattern as I ponder this topic. Spring seems far away at this moment; I am hopeful it starts making guest appearances soon and finally takes over the show. There is an election going on in Breckenridge. It’s a race for...

Fat Bike Eliminator – Ullr Fest 2016

What happens when top-riders from the area come together on Fat Bikes for an elimination race on Breckenridge Main Street in fridged, super slick conditions?  That's right, The Fat Bike Eliminator! An amazingly entertaining event with some good laughs, a few...

Opportunity, Vision and a Fat Biker’s Dream

BRECKENRIDGE FAT BIKING! Coloradoans are nuts for this fat-winter activity.  Until now, the nordic and fat bike communities were utilizing the same popular Breckenridge backcountry trails.  The nordic skiers would pack-out the trail which enable fat bikers to ride...

Fat Bike with Breck Bike Guides

Breck Bike Guides is Summit County's only year-round dedicated bike shop.   Fat Bike with Breck Bike Guides. They offer daily guided tours from downtown Breck to Gold Run Nordic Center and back, fat bike sales and demos from Rocky Mountain, Scott, and Borealis, as...

Fat Biking at Gold Run Nordic Center

A little more than a year ago, my daughter came home from a ski race in Steamboat Springs and told us she saw fat bikes on nordic trails.   That was a progressive and interesting idea.  At the time, in Breckenridge, there was an undertone of irritation by nordic...

2015 USA Pro Challenge – Breckenridge!

The weight has been lifted, but the feeling is bittersweet as the excitement and chatter around the 2015 USA Pro Challenge - Breckenridge Stages - winds down and we all move into the next waves of life.  The kids are back at school,  hints of yellow are in the Aspen...

Ezzynator…

“I love Nordic Skiing and my friends,” says Ezra “Mountain biking is cross-training for Nordic and it’s a blast biking out there in nature while competing.” Ezra Smith

Marlee Dixon – Choose Your Own Adventure

I think there is still a lot of opportunity for growth for women mountain bikers, especially racers, and I think we will see more growth and changes in the next 10 years. I just got back from racing the Mohican 100 in Ohio and I couldn’t believe there were only 20 women signed up to race the 100-mile course when there were 154 pro men.

One of the Best Riders you will NEVER hear about.

“I am motivated by the people I ride with and race against. There are so many great, fast riders in Breckenridge. I am constantly challenged and pushed by the people I am lucky enough to ride with every day (you know who you are)...

2015 Breck Pro Challenge Community Ride

The excitement is building in Breckenridge for the 2015 USA Pro Challenge in August. An estimated 50 riders from all over the country joined in to ride the Breckenridge Pro Challenge Community Ride on June 21, 2015, with Former Pro Timmy Duggan and led by Nick & Sydney from Breck Bike Guides.

Bigger Better Bike Park in Breck !

The Wellington Bike Park isn't your average grandmother’s ride-around-the-park, there are elements of risk involved and riders need to be sure to always wear protective gear. Riders will also quickly learn to assess situations and make sound judgment calls regarding their own abilities and a feature.

Beti Bike Bash 2015

Even as beginner racers, these ladies mean business. The intensity increased with each curve and climb, but I was the only one who cursed (slipped out) and there were many polite requests to pass and patience waiting for those opportunities on the narrow single track of the course.

VIDA MTB SERIES 1-Day Core Clinic

I like terrain that is less technical and more flowy. As soon as there is an obstacle, exposed switch back, loose corner or steep drop my heart races, palms sweat, confidence drops, cursing starts and I fear bodily injury. In March, I committed to the VIDA MTB SERIES 1-Day Core Clinic and the Beti Bike Bash...Best Decisions EVER!

Tips to get faster going uphill on your bike!

For instance, approach big climbs conservatively. Don't go all out from the very bottom; doing so can jack your heart rate to the red line, and then you'll have little chance of recovering and settling in. Your speed will deteriorate, and your rivals will plow you into the ground.

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