Topeak Ergon USA
Team Topeak/Ergon USA is a force to be reckoned with in long-distance and endurance mountain bike racing. The team is comprised of Leadville legend Dave Wiens, 12 and 24-hour solo specialist Jeff Kerkove, endurance pro Sonya Looney, ultra endurance rider Yuki Sato and power couple Eddie and Namrita O’dea.
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Jones Pass: The Route to the Colorado Freeride Festival and Enduro World Series
Personally, one of the best rides in Colorado exists just to the south of Winter Park, CO. Most riders, me included at times, are head down and full steam to get over Berthoud Pass to get that day started at Trestle Bike Park. Don't get me wrong, Trestle Bike Park is amazing! But sometimes, the sense of adventure outweighs the lift lines, berms, jumps, and park features. Not many are aware that just off of Hwy 40 to the west while en route to Winter Park sits Jones Pass. This route was new to me until about 4 years ago. Now, I try to make room in my schedule to hit this out-n-back ride at least once a year. I didn't need to be in Winter Park until 4 PM to set up the Ergon Bike booth in the expo, so I pinged Kyle Taylor from 92Fifty Cyclery, who had the day off, to meet me at the trail head to get in a few hours on this route.The route starts with a 45-60 minute jeep road climb right from the parking lot. Steep in spots, but manageable with the Pivot and Canyon bikes we were on. The time spent…