Mountain Biking

2006 Iron Horse champion Rolando Gonzalez finally earns U.S. citizenship, peace of mind

Rolando Gonzalez went from a professional cyclist for the Costa Rican national team to a man desperate to find work in a new country he couldn’t call home. Finding time to race bikes quickly fell...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Todd Wells, Benjamin Sonntag dominating Epic Rides mountain bike series

Todd Wells and Benjamin Sonntag have been tough men to keep up with this season. Wells and Sonntag finished first and second, respectively at last weekend’s Grand Junction Off-Road backcountry...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Blevins wins Czech Peace Race, junior mountain bike race in Germany

When Christopher Blevins loaded onto an airplane for Europe three weeks ago, nobody could have expected the hardware he would return home with. Blevins will land at the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

Epic Rides to honor Durango mountain biker Travis Brown at Grand Junction Off-Road

Travis Brown has been at the forefront of mountain biking at every turn. The man born-and-raised in Durango had a Hall of Fame professional career as a rider, and his work on the Trek development...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango’s Howard Grotts, Todd Wells dominate Whiskey Off-Road of Epic Rides

Durangoans know how to handle their whiskey, at least when it comes to mountain bikes. A slew of riders from Durango traveled to Prescott, Arizona, last weekend for the Whiskey Off-Road event put...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Race bicycles will be tested for hidden motors

AIGLE, Switzerland – The International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Around 2,500 bikes have been...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Archaeology, wildlife and funds stall Phil’s World expansion

Wildlife issues, a funding shortage and additional archaeology studies have stalled the public review process for the proposed Phil’s World trail expansion. The Bureau of Land Management is...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Todd Wells wins Sea Otter Classic mountain bike race; first win with SRAM/Troy Lee Designs team

Win No. 1 with a new team was extra sweet for Durango’s Todd Wells. The three-time Olympian returned to the top of the podium Saturday at the Sea Otter Classic pro cross-country mountain bike race...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Plan for oil and gas regulations aired in Cortez

About 70 people attended the final local meeting on whether the Bureau of Land Management should further regulate oil and gas development in portions of Montezuma and La Plata counties this week in...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controversial village in Grand Canyon denied

“The Havasupai Tribe opposes the large development …” “The Hopi Tribe, other tribes, the park and other groups are opposed to any development in the area …” “We are … greatly concerned about the...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Todd & Ned’s Durango Dirt Fondo gets even bigger in 2016

One excellent adventure will be even bigger in 2016. After successfully launching Todd & Ned’s Durango Dirt Fondo mountain biking event last year, legendary mountain bikers Todd Wells and Ned...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango’s Velorution Cycles and Bedrock Bags merge

Riders have been loading their bicycles up with gear to travel across the country for many years, but the need for lighter, specialized gear to use on narrow trails has opened up demand for...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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