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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.

Captain Ahab, HyMasa and Rockstacker- ADVANCED

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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* *This is an Advanced Level ride. Anyone signing up for this ride should possess advanced technical riding skills and above average cardio to negotiate the terrain and be able to pedal steadily on sustained climbs.* Weather looks great in Moab. If you’re interested in a good technical trail action, join us. We will start the ride sharp at 11:15. Plan accordingly. The ride is ~15 miles ~2300 elevation and should take between ~4.5 hours at a group’s pace including breaks. You should be in excellent shape and have solid technical riding skills. We plan to take break here and there, but due to the length of the route, we will be pedaling fairly steadily so if you lag behind the group you could be on your own. If you feel you possess the needed skills/conditioning, have not ridden the Amasa Back area I highly recommend this ride Ride plan: Amasa Back, HyMasa, Captain Ahab, and Rockstacker. Check out trail descriptions here. http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/amasa-area.htm Note: These are highly technical trails! 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. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Where to meet: Amasa Back Parking Head south on Moab's Main Street. When you reach the McDonald's on your right, turn right onto Kane Creek Blvd. After 0.6 miles, go straight where the road seems to turn right (500 West). Drive along the Colorado River about 5 miles until the road turns to gravel. Ignore the trailhead and payment signs. You're not there yet. Pass the lower (free) Kane Creek parking area at the mouth of the canyon. Head uphill with towering cliffs to your left and a steep drop-off on your left. Go about 2/3 mile from the mouth of the canyon. Watch for the "Amasa Back Parking" area at GPS N 38°[masked]' W 109°[masked]'. Park here. How to find me? We’ll be on black bikes and drive a black 4 Runner. This is an advance ride so you should know what to bring. Friendly reminder -your bike, helmet -gloves, additional pads (elbow and knee protection could come in handy) -plenty of water and snacks/sandwich for the ride -sunscreen & sunglasses -a camera for the views and action shots! Any questions? Feel free to post in comments section. 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.

Mag 7 with Portal Finish- ADVANCED

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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* *This is an Advanced Level ride. Anyone signing up for this ride should possess advanced technical riding skills and above average cardio to negotiate the terrain and be able to pedal steadily on sustained climbs.* This is one of my favorite rides in Moab and yes this is the full Mag 7 ride including Portal trail. This is a shuttled ride. We reserved our seats with the Porcupine shuttle at 9:30 am. https://porcupineshuttle.com/ Reserve your seat on the shuttle first before you RSVP. You are responsible for your own shuttle seat reservation. The ride is ~27 miles ~2300 elevation and should take ~5 hours at a group’s pace including breaks. You should be in excellent shape and have solid technical riding skills. The mileage includes getting back to the city to pick up cars. We plan to take breaks here and there, but due to the length of the route, we will be pedaling fairly steadily so if you lag behind the group you could be on your own. If you feel you possess the needed skills/conditioning, have not ridden Mag 7 I highly recommend this ride. Weather looks to be in high 70s so take that into consideration. Ride plan: The key players are Bull Run, a bit of Gemini Road, Arth's Corner, Gold Bar ST and upper Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, and the Portal Trail. Note: Portal Trail has exposure and is double diamond! Check out trail descriptions here. https://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/magnificent7.htm 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. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Where to meet: Double Down Bike Shop, 255 Williams Way, Moab UT 84532. Refer to the Pocupine Shuttle pick up direction. How to find us? We’ll be on two black bikes. This is an advance ride so you should know what to bring. Friendly reminder: -your bike, helmet -gloves, additional pads (elbow and knee protection could come in handy) -plenty of water and snacks/sandwich for the ride -sunscreen & sunglasses -a camera for the views and action shots! Any questions? Feel free to post in comments section or private message me. 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.

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

Past events (952)

Wednesday Night Ride at LCC 5/15

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