Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Western Spirit: Cycling Trips

If you haven't seen the lust worthy trips over at Western Spirit, you must get on their mailing list. Every year around this time I get a killer catalog in the mail featuring Fruita singletrack, mountain biking in Idaho, and multi-day touring adventures through Utah. Here are a few of my dream trips:

Backcountry Hot Springs

Start by cycling through Ketchum, Idaho to the Dollarhide Summit, which sports a blanket of wild flowers in the right season. The fact that this trip involves daily trips to hot springs is just sublime. I can't think of anything better than mountain biking all day and retiring to a few natural hot springs. Did you see that they bring you chairs for the campfire? And the food, the pictures of the food are enough to make me want to go.

campfire from a Western Spirit Trip
photo cred- Gary Colet

Fruita Singletrack or Crested Butte Singletrack

Both of these singletrack based trips look amazing. On the Fruita Singletrack trip you jut over the Kokopelli Trail, ride a few serious climbs, huge descents, and finish it up on swooping singletrack. It sounds like a slice of mountain bike heaven. The Crested Butte Singletrack sports loads of views, fields of flowers, and stands of aspen mixed in with some serious climbing, which of course makes for some serious descents. Can you say Kowabunga?!

There are loads more trips that make my dream list from Western Spirit- but there's just not enough space. Check them all out here.

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