The Dixie 200 is 205 mile bikepacking route of spectacular variation in the mountains, high plateaus, canyons and hoodoos of southern Utah. It features an annual Grand Depart, or can be ridden as an ITT, and makes for a great tour as well.
Here's a wee slide show of 8 days of fab riding Dave and I did north of Moab at spring break. We rode some trails we have ridden mtb's on before near Moab then headed further north to White Wash and traveled over some amazing new-to-us terrain. Fantastic scenery and riding. Most days we ran […]
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I love this AZT sign! After Scott posted this pic I had to go there to see and smell for myself...our spring break bikepack destination was sealed. The new Antelope Peak section trail that bypasses the gas line and Gila River Canyons sections needed my tracks. Click on the links for photos because Scott's pics […]
With any luck there will be some dots on this map today. A harbinger of things to come in the race scene!
DH and I did a 2 day bikepacking loop linking up Colorado Trail Coney's segment 22, Cataract/Stoney Pass segment 23 with Cinnamon pass. It was maybe the most amazing 2 days I have spent on a bike. The flowers were exploding, vistas eye popping, trails perfect, weather bluebird. Altitude + flowers + blue sky + […]
One of the best things about the Dixie's is the people it attracts. A small, talented group toed the start. Everyone's kit looked tight and pro. It's amazing how far bikepacking has come in a few short years. Left to right: Eszter, Ken, Sara, Taylor, Aaron. Since I had to be back in St George […]
We headed up to the Markagunt Plateau Saturday for a final check on conditions. According to the snow models it looked tight - too tight for comfort. I had to have on the ground intel. Here is what we saw. The Virgin River Rim trail is at the top of that ridge - and as […]