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In the Media

Past Print Articles


The New York Times, April 11, 2003

For Bikers, All roads lead to Moab
“Moab’s greatest appeal is its astonishing terrain & In Moab, you ride over the bones of the earth. Knobs of rock jut like twisted joints. Trees barely exist. The sky is enormous. There is no other landscape quite like this on earth, although there may be on Mars. It feels extraterrestrial. Moab is full of bike guides. You can make arrangements to hire a qualified guide through one of the town’s bike shops or by calling Western Spirit Cycling.”


The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2003

Desktop Traveler/ Bike Trips
“Mr. Armstrong, a Texan, has been busy winning the Tour de France the past four years – inspiring a boom in bike sales, as well as organized trips designed around families or special interests. Western offers guided tours through rugged terrain in eight West and Midwest states. “Cushy camping” included. Family trips to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim or the Grand Tetons have build-in nap times for kids.”


USA Today, January 23, 2003

Adventurers look ahead to warm weather, extreme outings
“Western Spirit Cycling, for example, combines three days of kayaking on Utah’s Green River with four days of mountain biking on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park. “The key for multisport trips is to make sure the extras add value to your vacation.” Western Spirit’s Ashley Korenblat says. “You could end up paying a lot more for things you could book by yourself. We’re experts in backcountry trips, experiences that would be hard to do on your own.”


Dirt Rag, May 2003

Ashley Korenblat Interview

Ashley: The biggest threat to mountain biking is the loss of open space
Dirt Rag: Do you have any solutions?
Ashley: The people who show up run the government. So, if more mountain bikers speak out about public land, it’s more likely to be funded properly.
Dirt Rag: So, become an advocate.
Ashley: Yes! If you don’t, the open space will be gone.”


NEMBA Singletracks, September 2003

Escape to Grand Canyon’s North Rim
“Western Spirit Cycling made it all so easy, and the hardest part of the trip was deciding which of their many tours to take&Grilled salmon and chicken sizzled and snapped over the coals, not to be outdone by a rich chocolate fondue of fresh strawberries, pineapple and melon. It’s hard to believe that our intrepid guides could prepare such a banquet deep in the Kaibab Forest.”


Spec, The Specialized Bike Magazine, 2001

Check Out, p. 23
“Founded in 1989, Western Spirit Cycling caters to novice through advanced mountain bikers, taking them through the spectacular backcountry of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. You may be camping, but you’ll hardly be roughing it with the gourmet cooking, a support vehicle carrying all your gear, fresh water, solar showers, cold cocktails, and comfortable loungers.”


Forbes FYI, Spring 2001

On the Road, p. 53
“Whatever the wrangle, the place is a wonder from a bike seat-a vivid melange of canyons, cliffs, mesas and plateaus that spread north from the Grand Canyon and east from Bryce Canyon. My ride was put together by Western Spirit Cycling, a first-rate mountain-bike travel outfit that has operated out of Moab since 1989. With 23 tours and hundreds of rides each year throughout the American West, Western Spirit has its operation down cold.”


Mountain Bike Action, May 2001

Travel Agents Who Hammer, p 81
“Colorado Cruising: Western Spirit knows Colorado. Their guests enjoy scenery seldom seen by anyone but fur trappers and lost hikers. Colorado’s San Juan Mountains loom in the distance.”


Bicycling, March 2001

Rides, p 61
Western Spirit Cycling recommended in “6 tours with dips in hot springs.”


Mountain Bike, May 2001

Find the Perfect Tour, p 36
Western Spirit recommended in “Off-road Touring Companies to Check Out.”


Blue Adventure and Gear Guide, 2000

The Mountain Bike Trip, p 29
“Western Spirit is one of the most experienced and well-equipped mountain bike outfitters in the US.”


Sunset Magazine, April 2001

Affordable Adventures
“Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Two nights on this six-day trip for beginning and intermediate bikers are spent at the Boulder Mountain Lodge. The following three night are backcountry camping. Riding is on paved and gravel roads and some trails. Contact Western Spirit Cycling.”

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