|New Year 2010|
Happy New Year!
February 28th, 2010 - Another year & another decade behind us!
2010 marks 30 years for Dakota Cyclery! Ever changing with the times, Dakota Cyclery Mt. Bike Adventures has an exciting season ahead. With a new Big truck and new equipment, we are ready to take on new challenges!
With our “new” used diesel truck we will be able to tow just about anything. Our goal is to convert it to bio-diesel in the near future for a “greener“ impact. We are also gearing up with more outfitting equipment so those of you flying here do not have to ship or bring as much with you.
We will be working in Phoenix until mid April and always look forward to coming back to North Dakota. It’s Jennifer and James 2nd winter working for Cactus Bike/ Cactus Adventures. I help manage the “Adventure” mountain bike tour and rental business, and James wrenches for one of their 3 shops. We see lots of northern visitors escaping the cold. It’s great to see friends and customers from back home, taking the opportunity to ride in the desert and soaking up some sunshine.
Meanwhile Loren keeps up the hard work of healing and continues to improve each day. It will be 4 years in April since his accident and we are thankful for his second chance!
A requested service last fall was shuttling our guests each day from their lodging in Medora to the trailhead. It is basically the same pricing formula as our “Works” package but adding an additional $175/day (revised fee) for the first 3 days. The (4th day is the Wannagon Campsite drop, so you ride right into Medora.) Our groups from South Carolina, and Revelstoke, BC enjoyed daily showers, fun, food, & refreshments at the local restaurants/saloons after riding about 30 miles/day and completing the whole 120 miles from the CCC to Medora over their 4 day “Works” tour.
Daily guided tours had a big increase last summer, and for the new, or experienced riders, it is the safest and most enjoyable way to experience the Maah Daah Hey Trail. It is still one of the favorite parts of my job! Instructional tips and bike handling skills are covered for the new rider. And for the skilled rider, a guided tour provides knowledge of the trails eliminating the guesswork!
I’ll keep you posted for events and trail updates of the coming season! See you soon!
Jennifer & Loren Morlock