Here we are, the end of the year. That time where many reflect back on what was and what could be as we flip open a new calendar. Just as I like it, my 2017 was a pretty great time on the trails for me. While most of my everyday life and activities (see: job) is taking people to experience amazing places, I was able to get some pretty interesting trips and rides for myself on the calendar. Living in the Vail Valley in Colorado makes finding a beautiful ride pretty easy but hitting the dirt and rocks of the Utah desert is also one of my go-to destinations to balance out the weather and seasons.
Have a look at some of my favorite images from the year on the bike. Here’s to more big ePIc rides in 2018!
Erik is a Colorado mountain dwelling recreational rider that spent 18 years guiding cycling tours in the Western US, Canada, Mexico and South America. He enjoys the sensations of speed and freedom generated on a mountain bike. Erik has a passion for the remoteness of the backcountry and the peace that those places offer. He believes the mountain bike is a perfect tool to access the beauty of our natural sanctuaries. Over the course of the last two decades he has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness First Responder, mountain bike skills instructor, bike mechanic, camp chef, professional commercial passenger driver, videographer, photographer and is fluent in Spanish. In the Winter, you will find him snowboarding or on a quest for backcountry powder on a split board.