Zac Attack

Took out a really nice young man on a 4 hour tour. Zac, from Austin, TX, was in town visiting for a week. He doesn’t currently own a bike, and he really had never ridden on single track. However, that did not stop him from giving it a try. He is a natural, and we knocked out almost 20 miles, riding some pretty challenging terrain, especially for a novice.

Shredona

Took a few days to ride and camp in Sedona, Arizona. Stopped in Gallup, New Mexico on the way to ride the High Desert Trail. In Sedona I rode Hi Line and Hangover Trails, a couple iconic double black diamonds. 




















Moab Excursion 

Took the annual fall trip to Moab for some much needed camping and mountain biking. Rode three of my favorite areas, Slick Rock, The Whole Enchilada, and Navajo Rocks. Took a shuttle Saturday up to Burro Pass for the first time to ride WE. It was certainly an adventure with rain, hail, lightening, and a flash flood. DMBT guide Dustin and I had to cross waist deep swift running water. The camping at Sand Flats was relaxing as usual. Look for Durango Mountain Bike Tours Moab Excursions coming in the future! 















Kathleen and Kevin

I was quite impressed with Kathleen and Kevin from Illinois and how well they rode. They wanted a Town and Trails Tour to get better acquainted with Durango, and to see it through the eyes of a local and from the seat of a mtb. We cruised through various neighborhoods checking out some real estate before ducking into some trail networks sampling the single track and viewing the changing fall colors. Thanks to 2nd Ave Sports for providing some top notch demo bikes once again.







Road Apple, Open for Biz

Happy to announce DMBT LLC has official permits to guide at The Road Apple Trails, Alien Run, and Phils World. Three distinctly unique high desert trail systems all within 30-40 minute drive of Durango. They are perfect options for fall riding especially in October and November. Sunday was a great day riding the Road Apple Rally course with friends. Knocked out the 30 mile race course loop between Aztec and Farmington, NM. Hit us up and see what we are talking about 








Swiss Bike Adventure Tours

I was happy to be able to help Andi out when his scheduled shuttle ride was unexpectedly canceled. We were able to take him and his Swiss clients on a 5 hour plus mtb ride Friday with very short notice. The group from Switzerland, Germany, and Luxembourg, part of a two week USA bike vacation booked through Adventure Bike Tours, have been hitting all the iconic mtb destinations, including Durango. Despite the weather, we rode almost 30 miles with over 3,000 feet elevation gain, starting at the Iron Horse Inn, and finishing at Ska Brewing Co. looks like we will make this trip an annual event. 








So Cal in the Hood

The day after Todds Fondo, DMBT guide Dustin and I took two couples from Southern California on a Town and Trails Tour. John, Carol, Steve, and Cyndi have been vacationing in Durango the last few years, and now are seriously contemplating moving here part time. We were sure to give them insight and show them unique neighborhoods like no other could. John and Steve ride quite a bit, while Carol and Cyndi hadn’t been on a bike in 20 years. No worries. Dustin and I made sure to accommodate everyone, even getting some single track in. Beers and stories after the ride was definitely a highlight! 









Todd’s Dirt Fondo

Went on a 70 person group ride with 3 time Olympian and Durangoan Todd Wells. Saturday was the 2nd Dirt Fondo put together by Todd and Trails 2000. This years installment started and ended at Buckley Park and covered 43 m and 6,700 feet going up over 10,000 feet on Missionary Ridge. I finished in just under 6 hrs. The colors have started to change quite a bit. I’ve posted a few pics from the same ride I did 2 weeks ago. I’m Already looking forward to next year!