Riding the Monarch Crest Trail | Epic Colorado Mountain Bike Ride

Monarch Crest Trail is an IMBA Epic mountain bike ride in Salida Colorado. The trail is 35 miles long with changing scenery. The adventure starts off at the top of Monarch Pass and ascends right away. We jumped off the shuttles and were greeted by a thunderstorm, heavy rain and hail.

The rain followed us for the next 30 miles but did not stop the amazing alpine views. This was truly an epic day and test of our characters. Cold, wet and tired we pushed on enjoying steep uphills and fast technical descents.

Mountain Biking Buena Vista Colorado

A few weeks back I got to ride with a good friend Ed Dunne in Buena Vista Colorado. Ed Is a serious biker and artist who runs www.velobling.com (Check it out) We rode the Gentlemen’s Loop and had a great time. Afterwards we hit up the local downtown scene by stoping into the local breweries and bike shops.