PLANNING YOUR TRIP
If you’re going to go, we recommend going during
the early spring and late fall months when the weather
is cooler. Summer temperatures can be brutal,
averaging 105 degrees in the summer. It can be very
useful to have some guidance; there are companies
like Western Spirit Adventures. Ashley Korenblat, Mark
Sevenoff and their crew helped us on a recent trip.
If you’re traveling by plane with an electric bike, call
the airline ahead of time to make sure you can travel with
the batteries. The bike will be ;ne without the battery, and
some carriers will let you carry the battery on board in your
carry-on luggage while others won’t, which means you’ll
have to ship it ahead of time. Check into ;ying into Grand
Junction, Colorado, instead of Salt Lake City. Moab is much
closer to Grand Junction. While there is no shortage of bike
shops in town, unfortunately there were none that we found
that had yet embraced the e-bike in any purposeful way.
Book a hotel early, as the town is a popular tourist
destination, and with the amount of events held in
town, ;nding a room can be challenging. There are also
two famous ranches—the Red Cliffs Lodge and Sorrel
River Ranch, which overlook the Colorado River—that
we heard are the nicest places to stay. Of course,
there are also plenty of campgrounds available for
anyone who is looking for a closer-to-earth experience.
Regardless of where you stay, or no matter what
kind of bike you ride, Moab, Utah, is an unforgettable
destination unlike any other. Really, you should go!;■
Moab is a small western town nestled between two national
parks. It’s a stunning place to visit.
Photo courtesy of Specialized/Colin Belisle Main street is full of shops, galleries and restaurants.