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Tips for riding through the winter

December 1, 2022

We checked in with semi-professional sunrise chaser, Moose, to get his best advice for staying warm and being able to ride year-round. read more

October trail crew update 

November 14, 2022

October started in Three Peaks cleaning out drains and armoring sections of trail that were damaged from the heavy rains we received. Then on to Iron Hills network for the more of the same, armoring a couple more sections of trail that had been rutted by the running water. Read more

five Reasons to Mountain Bike in Southern Utah 

October 12, 2022

The Climate- Utah has three climatic regions--humid, sub-humid or semi-arid, and arid--and each region covers about one-third of the state. Depending on the harshness of the summer and/or winter, year round riding is just a good night's rest away. This area is blessed to have warm sunny days the majority of the year.  (read more)

Ride to the Ride – St. George Edition  

October 10, 2022

One of the many awesome things about riding bikes in Southern Utah is the ability to ride to the ride. Not only leaving the car behind, but enjoying the scenery and extending the amazing singletrack we have into a bigger ride or just linking up more trails so you can pedal longer. (read more)

You Rented a Bike From our Cedar City Shop, Now Where? 

October 7, 2022

No matter the kind of bike you rent, there are so many places to ride in Cedar City. We have a beautiful scenic bike path and amazing purpose-built mountain bike trails. Here is a list of places you can ride FROM the Cedar City Red Rock Bicycle!  (read more)

MTB BIKING ESSENTIALS

October 4, 2022

The best part of mountain biking is the freedom to choose the distance, area, and difficulty of trail you want to ride. Depending on the distance and length of time you’ll be biking, you need to pack accordingly. Growing up as a Scout, our scout leaders would always tell us “Be Prepared!” Going biking is no different. (read more)

September trail crew update 

September 28, 2022

What’s going on with our local trails? Keep reading to find out what Bill has been up to all of September! Bill started out in Cedar City checking up on one of the most beloved trails in Southern Utah, Blowhard. (read more)

Right in my own backyard

September 21, 2022

As a child, I often dreamt of riding my bike in the wispy pines of Whistler British Columbia, the sanotes found in the western desert of Mexico, or the staggering and green hilled ridges of the Italian Dolomite range. I wanted to travel the world with my bike and see what the world has to offer. Where could I feel the most free? Where could I truly experience the pure euphoric feeling known as ‘hero dirt’? I wanted it all. (read more)

crushing the fall tour of st. george 2022

September 15, 2022

Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for the Fall Tour of St George. The tour is always BIG FUN and bittersweet all at the same time. It’s BIG FUN because it is a very well-organized ride with awesome routes, breathtaking scenery, great food and awesome vibes. Bittersweet because it’s the last organized ride of the season for me. This will be the fourth time I’ve ridden the Fall Tour so far.  (read more)

july & august trail crew update 

September 1, 2022

Bill has been hard at work cleaning up the trails around Cedar City. Blow Hard got some love when it came to fixing 2 blown out crossings and a solid rut entering one of them. Bill also added a few more drains so the rain doesn’t do as much damage to the trail in the future.  (read more)

Brian Head Odyssey: The Aftermath 

August 31, 2022

Odyssey: a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience. And that is exactly what this race entailed. The Brian Head Odyssey was 47 miles of rough terrain, steep inclines, high elevation, and the beloved sheep dog.  (read more)

how to hydrate on your ride

August 4, 2022

Everyone knows you can’t live without water. But do you know WHY we need water when we’re doing strenuous activities? All our bodies have an “optimal” temperature. As sweat evaporates from our skin, it removes heat from the body, but with that also comes a loss of body fluid. When working out or on a strenuous ride, we need to be hydrating our body and replacing the fluids we lose when we sweat. (read more)

Brian head odyssey course review

July 28, 2022

I’m both excited and a little bit nervous. The last time I rolled through here things were a bit rough. I like rough, but I’m rolling alone and not sure I want to tackle Dark Hollow solo at any real speed. I’ve heard that the trail was revamped and I’m hoping that it hasn’t been completely sanitized, but also that it they were able to fix some of the “issues” it used to have. (read more)

june trail crew update

July 1, 2022

The month started out by repairing a wash crossing on Turnpike and repairing an armored entrance to Lava Link over at the Southview trails. Green Hollow also got some love by trimming back overgrown vegetation. To end the first week, Bill attended a trail day with our local forest service and Iron Trail Craft to work on a bridge over at Bunker Creek. (read more)

May trail crew update

June 30th, 2022

Bill has been hard at work this month cleaning up our local trails. Hurricane cliffs complex got a face lift this month. Bill cleaned all of the debris from the drains, cut new drains where feasible, and armored wash crossings...(read more)

The Diverge versus the Crux: Which one should you get? 

June 28th, 2022

The grin on my face won’t stop and I don’t want it to. The dust building up on my legs and arms is indicative of the dry nature of our area, but also that it is going to be a good day. I’m pedaling up the Micro Loop in the Bear Claw Poppy Reserve for the first ride on my brand new gravel bike. So far it’s been a smooth, and despite the head wind, fast spin, but the downhill is.... (read more)

April trail crew update

May 18th, 2022

Grafton Mesa got some love this month as Bill spent about two weeks cleaning up drainages and continuing the rock armoring he has been working on for the past year.

Santa Clara got some rock armoring as well. Bill put in some rocks to help keep the drainage crossing on the access trail from continuing to be an issue.... (read more)

March trail crew update

April 27th, 2022

Bill started March out by working Goosebumps in the Hurricane Cliffs network. Mostly, taking the time to repair and clean out the existing drains and check dams. Goosebumps crosses what seems like endless drainages making this a constant issue... (read more)

how cycling helped me deal with the loss of my hero, my son jon

March 30th, 2022

I could not be more proud of the man that my son Jon became. He was shy, humble, and kind and was a loving son, husband, and father, but was also a fierce warrior that hated attention. ... (read more)

Bikepacking necessities

March 25th, 2022

At the most basic, to go bikepacking you need three things: Shelter, Sustenance and Bags. Shelter is essentially a way or place to sleep typically consisting of your clothes, tent, sleeping bag and pad... (read more)

on the bike nutrition

March 19th, 2022

Nutrition before, during and after the bike is important. Fueling your body correctly is not only good for you physically, but also the mental side of activities. If you aren’t set up for success it will be hard to perform your best... (read more)

check out this app! naviki review

March 16th, 2022

Naviki helps you find pleasant, safe routes when you use your bike for transportation. Standard maps and navigation software can show us how to get from point A to point B. But these applications usually don’t tell us which roads are busy or lack a shoulder, or which intersections we should try to avoid... (read more)

the 'door zone': How to navigate in urban settings

March 14th, 2022

It’s a beautiful spring day, you’re cruising down the bike lane enjoying your ride and the mild temperatures. Suddenly, the door of a parked car opens right in front of you. In an instant, you need to either brake as hard as you can or swerve into the next lane to avoid the opening door... (read more)

learning how to ride smart

March 11th, 2022

Taking a left turn on a four-lane highway isn’t necessarily on a cyclist’s bucket list. It certainly wasn’t on mine before I set out to get trained as a Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists in the fall of 2021... (read more)

what kind of mountain bike should i buy?

March 7th, 2022

This is a question that I believe most new riders struggle with. With the number of new riders on the trails, I can’t help but ask the question, how did they decide on the bike that they’re riding? Some people just do whatever the salesmen or their friends tell them, others rent a variety of bikes beforehand, and some just buy a bike that looks cool... (read more)

your guide to cycling shoes

February 25, 2022

Honestly, you can ride in any shoe that you want. However, there are some major benefits to wearing shoes that have been specifically designed for cycling. What makes a cycling shoe different? Well, the main characteristic of a cycling shoe is that they have stiffer soles. This allows you to be more efficient while you pedal... (read more)

january trail crew update

February 10, 2022

We were beyond excited to start another year of trail work! 2021 was amazing and we can’t wait to see all that 2022 brings. During the first week of the year, Bill spent time on Church Rocks/Prospector in Washington County where he was blocking social trails and... (read more)

Your guide to cycling gloves

February 9, 2022

So why do cyclists even wear gloves? How do you choose a glove? We have all the answers on protection, grip, padding, and more... (read more)

december update & 2021 review

January 14, 2022

The Red Rock Trail Crew has been going strong for a year now and we're stoked on what we've been able to accomplish. The list of trails that were touched and improved over the past 12 months is long... (read more)

your guide to padding

December 20th, 2021

You have probably seen cyclist shorts at one point in your life. The signature padding can be the difference between loving and hating getting on the bike. Our bodies weren’t made to ride bikes, so we must find ways.... (read more)

November trail crew update

December 10th, 2021

During the first part of November, you could find Bill on the Southview system in Iron County where he was cleaning drains that were filled by the summer monsoons. He specifically spent some time on Boulder Dash trail.... (read more)

Your guide to eyewear

November 16th, 2021

Let’s all be honest, there’s something about putting on a pair of sunglasses that just puts you into beast mode. Eyewear is a great way to show your style and to stay protected... (read more)

OCTOBER TRAIL CREW UPDATE

November 12th, 2021

Bill started the month of October in Iron County building the new “go around” at the Green Valley race course. After he finished that, he went back to Red Hollow to fill trenches which had been caused by erosion... (read more)

The accidental cyclist

November 9th, 2021

My name is Lyndsey Helske and I’m an accidental cyclist. I didn’t mean to get into cycling, it just kind of happened- but I couldn’t be more grateful that it did.... (read more)

Your guide to helmets

November 4th, 2021

We explore the categories that make a helmet great? Fit, Riding Style, Ventilation, and Safety Features. Everything that you need to know about purchasing a helmet and more... (read more)

Impressions of My Catrike 5.5.9

October 22nd, 2021

First, the good news, and it’s mostly all good. This trike is far easier and safer to balance, and if you somehow manage to bonehead roll it, you’re closer to the ground. I’ve been throwing mine into corners as if it’s a Miata... (read more)

September trail crew udpate

October 13th, 2021

This month was spent on the Red Hollow trail in Cedar Canyon. Due to the heavy rainfall, there was a large amount of erosion damage. Soil is the basis of every trail, it’s the support.... (read more)

Aethos comp review

October 12th, 2021

My legs are burning. I’ve been climbing for a few minutes and the grade has just pitched upward as the smooth pavement turns and heads toward the top of the canyon. Despite knowing that I will not be taking any KOMs on this climb, I also know that I haven’t ever climbed this section as fast. The stead I’m riding is new, and it feels like a race car compared to the knobby-tired bikes I’m usually pedaling up this road... (read more)

Safe Cycling basics

October 7th, 2021

85% of car bike collisions occur in intersections or when turning. Learn the rules of the road, the ABC Quick Check, and Utah bike laws to stay safe on the road... (read more)

Your Guide to specialized mission control & warranties

October 5th, 2021

In order to qualify for a lifetime warranty on your bike with specialized, all Turbo (ebikes) must be set up with the Mission Control app and all Specialized bikes must be registered. Find out how... (read more

Cargo-BIke to school!

September 29th, 2021

Bryce Weber, Rider Care Specialist at Red Rock Bicycle Co., and his family got a Yuba Boda Boda Cargo bike just a few weeks ago. His wife Jennifer’s broken arm almost derailed the plans, but they decided to move ahead with the purchase regardless. They considered that they would need to get the bike before school started... (read more)

The latest road cycling trend is the recumbent trike!

September 20th, 2021

Unless you haven’t been outside lately or paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that the roads and paths in Washington County are increasingly being populated by recumbent trikes... (read more)

The Freedom to ride

September 15th, 2021

We recently asked Red Rock Bicycle Co. Owner Ryan Gurr why riding for transportation matters to him. Bikes were Ryan’s passion long before they became his business. Bicycle commuting has been part of his routine since he was a teenager. Here’s his story... (read more)

August trail crew update

September 8th, 2021

It’s that time of year. The leaves are beginning to change colors and cooler weather is on its way- which signals riding season. Riding season is always a blast and here at Red Rock Bicycle Co, we love shredding the mountain trails when it arrives... (read more)

Commuting On My eBike Is Like The Icing On A Cake

JULY 6, 2021

Shirley Leydsman is an experienced mountain bike, road, and gravel rider. Last year, she got an e-bike and started commuting to work. We asked her…(read more)

Father’s Day Feature, Marc Mortensen

JUNE 21, 2021

We know that there are many father’s out there inspiring the next generation to ride! One of those fathers is Marc Mortensen. He and his son, Mitch, can consistently be…(read more)

Bicycles and Drums

JUNE 14, 2021

The many surprisingly similar aspects of cycling and drumming… By Paul Scarpelli Anyone who knows me even peripherally knows I spent time decades ago as a full-time professional drummer. I…(read more)