Bikes and broccoli

Not that anyone in Durango ever needed a reason to ride their bike, but here’s an excellent one. The Garden Project’s 12th annual Tour de Farms rolls into town this Sat., Aug. 17. This year’s event features a short (6-mile) family-friendly in-town route and a more gung-ho (17-mile) tour through the Animas Valley.

Both rides take off at 8:30 a.m. from the fair-grounds and conclude at 1 p.m. with an after-party, complete with lunch from Zia and Ska beer. All of this – including commemorative pint glass – is included in the $25 admission price. (Cost of all the exercise and warm fuzzies from contributing to such a worthy cause: priceless.)

To sign up or for more info., go to: www.the gardenprojectswcolorado.org

The Pole

Facing off
08/13/2020
Charge it
08/06/2020
Bluer than blue
07/30/2020
Getting iced

Just like video killed the radio star, social media has put a hurtin’ on Silverton’s spectacular Ice Lakes Trail. One of the most popular – and most FBed and Insta-ed – trails in the San Juan Mountains, Ice Lakes is seeing even more unprecedented numbers of visitors this summer with the pandemic.

07/23/2020
Not your dad's jorts

Leave it to the folks in Aspen to elevate even the lowliest of mountain wear to new fashion heights. Take the humble jort, a staple on local trails since, well, at least Chad Cheeney moved here in the ’90s. Introducing the world’s first “action sport jort,” made with technical fabric to bring that “I-give-zero-effs” attitude to any outdoor adventure while supplying that all important stretch and secret anti-chafing properties to the underside.

07/16/2020