Mountain Bike Trail Guides
There's a lot of riding to be done in Moab. I've started with my two favorites: The Slickrock Trail and the Porcupine Rim Trail. Both are pretty advanced trails, but a hell of a lot of fun if you have the experience.
Please ride safe and bring more water than you think you could ever drink. Don't ride alone, and always tell someone where you're going. Bring a cell phone and a map whenever you ride.
Generally, March through May and mid-Sept.-Oct. are the best times of year for riding here. The 24 hour race and Fat Tire Festival are usually the second weekend of Oct. through the third week of Oct.
If you don't have a car, or don't want to ride from town, the two shuttle companies to use are Acme or Coyote.
leaves from the Chile Pepper Bike Shop
702 South Main st.
Both are owned by mountain bikers, are very friendly, and can give tips and advice. Both charge around $10 per person and do airport runs as well.
Pete Fagerlin has a very impressive site. Check out his old Moab page. Also worth a mention is Randy Day's Moab Mountain Bike page with some info and pics. There are a couple of trail descriptions at www.moab-utah.com.
If you need more information than my maps have, and that's not much, Latitude 40 maps are very popular. Once you've seen the Moab East and Moab West and Slickrock maps, I'm sure that you'll agree.
Rim Cyclery is the oldest shop in town and is my favorite. I have nothing against the other shops, but prefer shopping with the people that helped Moab gain it's status as a mountain bike mecca. Check out the shop at:
94 West 100 North
Moab, Utah 84532
email: rim (at) rimcyclery.com