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Cyclist who died while competing in Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race is identified

Christopher Wood’s death marks the second-ever fatality in the race that began in 1983.

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PHOTOS: Aspen groves paint a technicolor masterpiece in the Roaring Fork Valley

Quaking aspen and scrub oak splash the forest with floor-to-sky fall color

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Opinion: Summit County’s search and rescue teams are proof there’s still gold in them hills

Today a different kind of danger lurks above Breckenridge, but the mining-era culture of volunteer aid endures

Opinion Columns

Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.

Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.

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Cyclist dies in crash during Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race

Details of the second-ever death in the legendary race have not been released.

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Dig it or chew it? Gravel mine expansion near Salida mountain bike trail latest clash of industry, recreation

Hard Rock Paving wants to expand its Salida gravel mine by 63 acres and will realign the Solstice bike trail. Nearby residents oppose any mine expansion while mountain bikers prefer a bigger buffer between pit and trail.

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An abandoned coal mine near Aspen has become a mountain biking park for the masses

Well-heeled owners offer clean up of the Coal Basin mine and perpetual access to a new trail network there. The unusual public-private collaboration could serve as a model for restoring environmental danger zones.

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Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers

Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.

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E-bike rules for BLM, Forest Service trails both thrill and rile backcountry users

As federal land managers consider opening trails to electric bicycles, conversations about new opportunities for access to public lands mixes with concerns about impacts to wildlife and traditional non-motorized travelers.

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Bicycle retailers are seeing unprecedented sales. But the supply chain is tight and new bikes are hard to find.

As the coronavirus pandemic spurred stay-at-home measures across the United States this year, Coloradans increasingly turned to biking.

Business

“Bigger than a trail”: Grand Valley’s Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships

The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can bring big ideas to fruition.

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E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails

Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.

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I was determined to spring break in Fruita despite the coronavirus. I was scamming myself.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Opinion: Protect our outdoor recreation economy by banning speculative oil and gas leasing on public lands

Opinion Columns

Colorado mountain biking program teaches girls to conquer trails, with an eye toward helping in other parts of life

The Cycle Effect brings the recreation and competition of affluent mountain communities to traditionally underserved residents -- with payoff for perseverance

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Electric-powered bikes are now allowed on BLM and National Park trails — and not everyone is happy about it

The new rule issued by Interior Secretary aims to ease management and clarify conflicting rules by allowing e-bikes access to all bike trails. But trailbuilding and wilderness groups lament the lack of public involvement in the decision.

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One-way-only mountain bike trail ups the adrenaline on Clear Creek County’s emerging trail network

The 1.3 mile downhill trail, called The Sluice, is a key feature of the new Floyd Hill Open Space trail system that reaches over the hill into Clear Creek Canyon

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How the Breck Epic, one of the world’s toughest mountain bike races, found its future by staying true to its past

Ironman has come calling again, and this time offers a tie up that will give Breck Epic the structure to be free

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The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000-foot descent) will be one of Colorado’s crown jewels

A diverse group of partners has worked for more than a decade to create a 34-mile trail that is destined to be one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country

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One of Colorado’s first downhill mountain bike trails is closed because of land conflicts

The popular Warren Gulch Trail, in use for 90 years, is being reviewed for a rerouting after clashes on the private property it runs through

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