Welcome Back

DMBT’s Mission Statement is “Make friends every ride.” That is certainly true with our good friend Michelle from Tennessee. Michelle’s first tour with us was September 2014. Since then we have been on more than half dozen rides together. She’s a great rider with family ties to Durango that keeps her coming back each year. Happy to be able to keep introducing new trails to her such as Phils World this past weekend. Until the next time, Cheers!

Making Family Memories

It’s always special leading families on tours. With the great weather we’ve been having in Durango it’s allowed us to start guiding on the trails in town. Thursday we took out David, Sara, and their son Gavin. We covered about 15 miles in 3 hours hitting some primo single track. Friday David and Gavin went out with us again, this time riding Alien Run.

2020…What A Year

We can all agree 2020 was like no other year. When the spread of COVID-19 created a global pandemic unseen in over 100 years, we all understood life as we’ve know it was going to change. After the initial two month lockdown and quarantine period in Colorado, tourism in our small mountain town of Durango saw quite a surge. People wanted to get away from the major cities like Denver, Dallas and Phoenix and experience the outdoors and fresh mountain air. While practicing all COVID protocols including masks, social distancing, and increased disinfecting, DMBT saw a substantial steady stream of clients. The season started off May 29 with Ray Bell from Austin and ended October 29 with Matt Kane. In between there were many individuals, couples, groups of friends, and families. A lot of families and kids! We were just so stoked that our trails were still open and we could share them with everyone.

A special thank you goes out to David and Allyson Howard, owners of Pedal the Peaks. They kept our clients outfitted on top of the line mountain bikes all summer and fall. We could not have done it without them!

We here at Durango Mountain Bike Tours are looking forward to 2021 and another banner year. Perhaps with some more riding options! Fingers crossed. We hope to see you here and are ready to show you “A True Colorado Experience.”

From The Woodlands to the Mountains

Had a blast showing Jason, Rachel, and their daughter Katie, from the suburbs of Houston, TX, around Durango on our Town & Trails Tour. This trip was also special as my wife Tracy was guiding with me, and she was awesome. In total we covered 15 miles, 1,300 feet elevation gain in 3 hours. I was so impressed with the family seeing that 2 of the 3 has never been Mountain biking. They were already talking about “the next time.” Thanks once again to our friends at Second Ave Sports for the killer bikes!

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It’s not often I skip the uphill ride and shuttle to the top. But sometimes it just has to be done. That was the case last weekend when my buddy Drew, aka @elementelectric, came to town. We shuttled Pass Trail-Engineer Mountain AND Haflin Creek Trail dame day. Only about 15 miles total of riding, but we dropped close to 5,000 vertical feet and rode two epic downhills.

Brothers from Denmark

Jonas and Nicolai, two teenage brothers visiting from Denmark, shredded the trails in Overend Park. These two didn’t have a lot of experience riding single track, but they were super athletic and had a great time. We did a 2 hour tour covering 14.3 miles (22.6 km) and 1,721 feet (525 m) climbing. They both agreed the Durango Mountain Bike Tour was way more exciting than any of the other activities they did in town.

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