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31Jan 2017
Pacelines

Welcome to Part 2 of Group Riding. In Part 1, I wrote about why we ride in groups and how it’s safer and more fun to know and abide by the long-established rules and techniques. This time, I’ll get into the various formations, or pacelines, we use to stay organized.

01Dec 2016
All Womens Fall Ride

With more people showing up to the Saturday morning MMC group ride, it’s a great time to tackle this topic. Riding in a group, just like any language, becomes second nature with regular practice of proper techniques.

01Nov 2016
Where I Ride Durango Colorado by Michael Hicks

Since retiring in July, 2015, my wife and I have been spending most of our time in Durango, Colorado. Durango has a reputation for being a mountain bike town with many big name pros past and current living in the area. We live 10 miles north of Durango in the Hermosa area.

31May 2016

One of our goals in starting McDowell Mountain Cycles has been to help people rediscover what great exercise and good fun riding bikes is. Part of the allure of it is being outside and not stuck indoors like we are for much of each day, but being outside brings certain challenges when the weather turns on us.

31May 2016

Bikepacking is like backpacking, except that you have the majority of your gear on your bike. At the shop, we’d been talking about exploring this for a while and decided to do a maiden voyage overnight trip to Seven Springs.