WSCU Cycling athletes Ben Jackson, Alex Alleman, and Angela Vitulli got the urge for dirt and headed over Monarch Pass to spin some rubber this weekend.  Temperatures in Salida and Montrose,  just outside the Gunnison Valley, have been relatively mild in recent weeks encouraging some winter riding. Athletes rode the S Mountain Trails all afternoon and wrapped the day up with some pizza and local beer at the Amicas Brewery in town.

Salida riding

Ben Jackson takes on the gnar

The trails were super fun, and rode  pretty much as they do in the summer months – dry and loose! It was great to get back on the bike, we hope to make it over to Salida more often this spring season.  – Ben Jackson, Mountain Bike Team President and Senior

Salida Riding

Alex Alleman shredding some summer conditions in the dead of winter.

The team looks to spring break in mid-March for their next riding and spring training opportunity in either Moab, UT or Fruita, CO. If your interested in trail conditions in the Salida area hit up Absolute Bikes Salida for details.