Arguably one of the top mountain bike trails on the planet. Linking up several Moab favourites, this trail spans almost 30 miles and has a cumulative descent of over 8,000 feet.
The beauty of this ride is not just the sheer scale of it - but its diversity. Starting in high alpine forest at Burro Pass, the ride transitions to aspens, high desert and finishes off plummeting down to the Colorado River on exposed singletrack.
The type of riding if vastly diverse as well: from slow, steep and technical rocky singletrack to wide open high speed sections and everything in between.
My first time doing this ride could only be described as 'complete sensory overload'
Riders: Chad G, Steve Cooke, Tom Bishop, Adam Simpson and myself.
Mitch Forbes and Katherine Short show us how you ride steel and titanium on some of the coldest days of the year. We had a lot of fun putting this edit together, enjoy. Thanks Spicebox Whiskey, Sombrio, MEC, Smith ultramontane.ca
The final installment video for the Ultramontane Series. Be sure to 'like' us on Facebook. Once we hit 1000 we're giving away an editioned print by Derek Dix set in a hand milled framed by Chris Fisher of Ultramontane & Company No. 03.
Chris Fisher aka "Fishman" is a local craftsman and ripper. Ultramontane loves handmade goods and thats what makes this segment special. Chris is shredding a custom handmade steel hardtail. Created by Brian Kelly in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Furthermore, Chris is crafting a handmade Ironwood picture frame that will house one of Derek Dix fine photos, "Like" Ultramontane on Facebook for a chance to win this fine good.
Andrea Hestler aka "Dre" started his career in mountain biking in 1986, the same year the creators of Ultramontane were born. 25 years later after a long and successful world cup career Dre still has an unrivalled passion for cycling and adventure. It was only a matter of time before Ultramontane and Dre collaborated. Dre showed us the ropes with all-mountain riding and continues to smash us with his old man strength.
We have a lot of fun shooting with Dre, hes always has a story or plans for a wicked ride. He also has a keen interest in photo and video, which really helps when putting in the hours making a edit.
No one is more deserving of this legendary track than MTB's own DRE