Fresh Air Fort Collins
Browsing Category



Cold Weather Biking and All Seasons Commuting

By On October 23, 2014

I’ve lived in Fort Collins for just over a decade now. In that time I have never owned a car. In that time I have also never worked in Fort Collins. Both… Read More


Cross Of The North

By On October 7, 2014

My old buddies and former teamies at First City Cycling Team are putting on their annual Cross of the North Cyclocross Race on October 10-12 (this weekend). If you’ve ever thought it… Read More


Just OK Hikes in Boulder County: Heil Ranch

By On June 4, 2014

Unlike last week’s great hike at Hall Ranch, just a few miles away from and not to be confused with, Heil Ranch is crowded and simply not as spectacular. Don’t get me wrong,… Read More


Best Parks in Nothern Colorado: Hall Ranch

By On May 28, 2014

Closer than Estes Park and without all the Summer mayhem and shuttle bus hassles, Hall Ranch in Boulder County makes for a scenic alternative for busy Summer weekends. You’ll still get the… Read More


Fort Collins Mountain Bike Trails for the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

By On April 5, 2014

I thought that with the sun coming out and a cycling shop on board as a sponsor this month, a post on mountain biking trails. I thought I’d get your weekend started… Read More

Best of Fresh Air

10 Best Parks and Open Spaces in Fort Collins

By On January 8, 2014

I don’t know how it has escaped me for so long- a top 10 list of local parks. But today the indecision ends! Today you get the top 10 places for exploring… Read More


Winter Workouts: The Endurance Spin

By On December 11, 2013

Changes are you haven’t been outside much this week. And perhaps your workout routine has suffered a bit? Well, there’s a lot more where that came from, so suck it up and… Read More

Best Weekend Trips

Wintertime and Dinosaurs: Fun in Fruita, Colorado

By On October 23, 2013

First snow has fallen. It’s almost wintertime. But be fore we enter the heart of darkness, there are some nice sunny days waiting for you in Fruita, Colorado, home of some of… Read More


So Now Where Do We Play Part II: The Government Shutdown

By On October 2, 2013

It seems that September was the month without national parks, first with the flooding and now with this government shutdown nonsense. I think we all can agree that natural disasters suck and… Read More

reservoir ridge 003
Best of Fresh Air

Best Trails in Fort Collins: The NEW Reservoir Ridge

By On September 27, 2013

So, I’m pretty late to the game on this one. The new Reservoir Ridge was completed earlier this year. But since the old Reservoir Ridge was one of my most favorite trails… Read More


Trail Improvement: Spring Creek Overpass

By On September 25, 2013

I rode my bike instead of driving to Whole Foods for the first time since I moved back into downtown. And abruptly came to the startling realization that I have no idea… Read More


Stuff to Do in Fort Collins This September: There’s a LOT

By On September 11, 2013

I haven’t done an events post in a while, mostly because during the summer people aren’t terribly interested in sitting around watching film festivals, tinkering around at workshops and other stuff like… Read More

Leadville 025

The Leadville Silver Rush: Probably the Only Trail Race with its Own Store

By On July 16, 2013

The Leadville Silver Rush. Not THE Leadville race, but still a big one. And part of an entire race weekend- with the Silver Rush mountain bike race on Saturday and the Silver… Read More

You run up that, too. Basically, you just run uphill forever.
Best of Day Trips

Hike Horsetooth Rock: The Path Less Traveled

By On May 16, 2013

The Horsetooth Rock hike is the most essential of all essential Fort Collins hikes. Telling people you live here and have never set foot on that trail is like telling someone from… Read More


What Makes a Great Trail Review?

By On May 9, 2013

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, gang. About trail reviews. I know they’re helpful and all. And I really do like writing about my favorite trails. But so many trail reviews… Read More


Here’s What You Missed at the Pre-Prom Party up the Poudre!

By On October 15, 2012

I’m going to go ahead and post a day early this week, because I really can’t wait to show you the pictures from this Saturday’s women’s climbing day. Thanks everyone who made… Read More