Bear Canyon 5.10d Noah’s Nursery is one of those climbs that no matter how many times I try, or how many times I rehearse it in my head never seems to get any more familiar – or easier. It’s the kind of climb that feels like the first time every time. Which despite the irritation … Read more
Coming up this Sunday, July 24, Bohart Ranch will host the Big Sky State Games 12-kilometer mountain bike biathlon race, starting at 10 a.m. Curious? Try this LINK for a story about West Yellowstone’s second annual race on the Rendezvous Trails. Recently growing in popularity, mountain bike biathlons are variations on the more traditional summer … Read more
One of two Montanans riding in cycling’s premier race in 2011, Tejay van Garderen’s rise through the elite ranks might be described as meteoric. It also might just be part of his style. Van Garderen started racing in the Gallatin Valley as soon as he was tall enough to throw his leg over an old … Read more
Presumably somewhere long, long ago, Curiosity killed a cat. Since then people have been trying to learn from the example – apparently I’m just not one of them. So I inherited a bicycle as a result of my sister moving back east. I had known she didn’t like the beast and I only needed one … Read more
The Tour de Bzoeman rode through town this past weekend (July 8-10). The three-day, four-stage event drew cyclists from around the region and the courses ranged from Big Sky to downtown Bozeman to Bridger Canyon. Here are some photos from the race: Jared Nelson celebrates his win in the men’s category 1-2 criterium race … Read more
The Tour de France starts July 2. Ten Americans will be competing in the 98th running of the race, including two from Montana: Levi Leipheimer (Butte) riding for RadioShack and Tejay Van Garderen (Bozeman) riding for HTC-Columbia. “It’s always been incredibly hard. The first Tour de France I did, I was kind of praying that … Read more
Despite being a bit on the short side, Dreamweaver is a great climb.