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

The Pole

Facing off
Charge it
Bluer than blue
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.

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.