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SLCMTB (Salt Lake City Mountain Biking) is moving back to Meetup!!

Starting in 2018, SLCMTB will be embracing Meetup once again to use as the primary site for posting rides and events. While our 1-year experiment of using Facebook as the primary site was educational, we've decided that Meetup.com just does a better job at the nuts-and-bolts of posting rides and events, inviting members, and managing RSVPs. Therefore, starting Jan 1, 2018, we'll be using Meetup once again as the primary ride and event posting site. Facebook still does a lot of things well on the communication and information side of things, so we'll keep using the Facebook site ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/SLCMTB/ ) for communication and info, but not for posting rides and events.

So, come on back to Meetup, and keep an eye out for SLCMTB Meetup events once ride season gets going again in the Spring. If anyone is interested in posting rides, message us on Meetup or Facebook and we'll get you hooked up.

Thanks!

Kyle

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About Us:

We're a group of riders based out of the greater Salt Lake City area who are passionate about mountain biking throughout Utah. During the season, we usually post 1-2 weekly rides, with sometimes 3-5 rides during peak riding weather. We post rides to fit a host of riding levels and inclinations including beginner rides, girls' rides, casual rides, challenge rides (hang on to the wheel in front of you!), Epic rides (big mileage and big grins), skills days at bike parks, shuttled downhill rides, lift-serviced days (at Snowbasin, Deer Valley, Sundance, etc.), night rides, weekend trips (Moab, Fruita, Gooseberry, Vernal, Green River, etc.), and even one or two week-long trips (Tahoe, etc.).

We're glad to have you aboard, and hope to see you out on a ride soon!

-Kyle

Upcoming events (5+)

Southern Utah Camping and Riding

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We'll leave the SLC area at 9am on Saturday. You can also meet us down there. The plan is to ride the trails on the west side of St. George and some of the less popular trails that we haven't ridden. More details soon. Beginners are welcome to join us, but we'll be riding mainly intermediate trails. Trailforks has a bunch of beginner trails in that area. If anyone wants to stay and ride Monday too, mention it in the comments.

Corner Canyon- Intermediate

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***Please read full description before signing up!*** ***Keep an eye on this post for potential changes due to weather, or a change in start time due to extenuating circumstances*** Interested in Vertigo, Levitate, or Zooropa laps? Join! We’ll meet at the bottom of Vertigo/Levitate/Zooropa (South Maple Hollow Trailhead) and start the ride at 6:00pm sharp. Plan accordingly. The ride is ~8 miles ~1200 elevation ( 2 laps). We will take a few breaks along the way to let everyone catch up. You should be an intermediate rider in good physical shape and have a bike in good working conditions (brakes, tires, etc). We'll plan to do 2 laps as a group, but there is an option for those feeling strong and wanting to hit a 3rd lap. We’ll pedal up on South Maple Hollow & Woods Hollow and come down at whatever downhill trail you choose- Levitate, Zooropa, or Vertigo. We'll re-group at the bottom and pedal up as a group again. We'll plan to climb twice and come down twice. We’ll modify the ride as needed to ensure we’re back before dark. Check out trail descriptions here to ensure you're comfortable: Vertigo, Levitate, & Zooropa http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/vertigo.htm Woods Hollow: http://www.utahmountainbiking. com/trails/woods-hollow.htm South Maple Hollow: http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/maplehollowS.htm Where: Brookside Drive Trailhead (South Maple Hollow) https://www.google.com/maps/dir//''/@40.6144593,-111.9867425,11z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x87527fc650284ed3:0x55f300177a592825!2m2!1d-111.8365875!2d40.4617359!3e0 How to find me? I’ll be on a black bike by the South Maple Hollow trailhead sign. If you have any questions post them in the comment section or send me a private message. Let’s pedal! Sabina NOTE: This is not an official event or class but a voluntary ride as a group. You ride at your own risk and are solely responsible for your bike, yourself and your own safety. You are responsible for any damage to your own material, other people or properties. By attending the event you accept that and

Ely, Nevada Biking and Camping (Intermediate)

I’ve been thinking to ride the Ely, NV area for a while now, and even though I’ve never been there it seems they have pretty decent trails. They even host some enduro races which indicates trails are worth checking out. For what I can gather trails seems rocky, dry/loose sort of Southern UT like riding. Now, according to Mr. google Ely is about 3 ½ hrs. drive from SLC. The plan is to leave the SLC area early Saturday morning arriving to the Ely area between 11-12 and go straight into riding. Ride as much as we can then head into town for a decent dinner and then go to the camp site for a night under the stars. Sunday after breakfast (either in town or campsite) head out and explore some other trails the area has to offer. After riding head back to SLC. **OPTIONAL** you can stay an extra day and come back on Monday 6/3/20 Campsite options: • I see few free primitive campsites (Garnet Hill) or paid campground (ward mountain) see links below. • If you don’t do the camping thing, I understand there are motel options in Ely. Riding options: • Saturday, CAVE LAKE AREA, a bit farther from town (22 miles), green/blue • Sunday, WARD MOUNTAIN riding area, green/blue • Bonus miles either day, SQUAK PEAK riding area, blue/black • Please refer to trail forks or similar sites for trail details/info I believe these trails are suited for intermediate riders and above, but some details for you consider: What do you need for this ride? • Good attitude (a must!) • Bike & camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear, camelback etc) • bike suitable for trail riding and helmet (make sure your tires and bike are in good condition) • gloves and jacket-it will be cold at night/morning • Enough water and food or snacks to sustain yourself during the rides since we’ll be far from town. • spare tube, mini pump, multitool for trail side repairs. • Be SELF-SUFFICIENT. You are expected to have researched and be prepared for the rides. You can ride at your own pace or walk the sections you might not feel comfortable with. This is NOT DROP RIDE so we’ll re-group and rest frequently As I said I’ve never been there, so I am open to different options and/or suggestions if you’ve been there or even if you are not coming on this trip your input is highly appreciated. If you have any questions, comments or recommendations you are highly encourage to post’em in the comments section. Hope to you can make it! This is not an official event or class but a voluntary ride as a group. I am not a professional rider or expert guide. You ride at your own risk and are solely responsible for your bike, yourself and your own safety. You are responsible for any damage to your own material, other people or properties. By attending the event you accept that and won't bring up any type of claim against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Corner Canyon- Strong Intermediate & Up -Lap around Traverse Mountain

***Please read full description before signing up!*** ***Keep an eye on this post for potential changes due to weather, or a change in start time due to extenuating circumstances*** Interested in enjoying views of Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley on the same ride? Join me on the upper trails of Corner Canyon as we ride around the Traverse Mountain. We’ll start the ride at 6:00pm sharp. Plan accordingly! The ride is ~14 miles ~1900 elevation and should take ~2 hours with breaks along the way. We’ll modify as needed depending on the group's pace and time. Ride plan: Anns, Peakview, Porkupine, Mercer Mountain, Eagle Crest, Vertigo or Levitate or Zooropa (your choice), South Maple Hollow, Maple Hollow. Check out descriptions of these trails here: http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/cornercanyon.htm. You should be a strong intermediate rider in good physical shape and be able to pedal at a constant/solid pace with short breaks at trail intersections. Ensure your bike is in great working condition (brakes, tires, etc), and you have a spare tube and gear to take care of any flats you might get. Where to meet: Little Valley Instructional Trailhead ( opposite of Potato Hill trailhead) -located on Traverse Mountain Road, about half-way between Highland Drive and the Traverse Mountain summit. See the link for the location. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Little+Valley+Trailhead/@40.4867167,-111.8499,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x4a92ec678e7d7c8a!8m2!3d40.4867167!4d-111.8499 How to find me? I’ll be on a black bike and drive a black 4 Runner. If you have any questions post them in the comment section or send me a private message. Let’s pedal! Sabina NOTE: This is not an official event or class but a voluntary ride as a group. You ride at your own risk and are solely responsible for your bike, yourself and your own safety. You are responsible for any damage to your own material, other people or properties. By attending the event you accept that and won't bring up any type of claim against the organizers of this Meetup group

Past events (952)

Wednesday Night Ride at LCC 5/15

Park & Ride

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