Mountain biking near Phoenix offers any rider some hard choices. There’s no shortage of great mountain bike trails. See how they rate, and which you should ride.
A mountain biker died during a rider at McDowell Mountain Regional Park Saturday. That’s the second mountain bike fatality at my favorite park in the last six weeks. What does this mean to local mountain bikers?
For political hopefuls like Martin Sepulveda, kissing babies and shaking hands is passe. The power of the Internet and the telephone allow them to spread their names without effort.
Pinal Air Park and its post-apocalyptic expanse of airliners waiting for destruction is an odd site in the Arizona desert. Check out a few views from outside the fence.
A first-time Airsoft player spills the beans on what the game is like: prowling an abandoned mining town, replica submachines firing everywhere and anywhere. Good times!
Cities in Arizona squander a cheap, easy way to get greener: harvesting their many date trees. Only Arizona State University is putting its many date trees to work.
An ultimate flying adventure ends with the loss of two lives and a beautiful vintage T-6 fighter-trainer – and makes me re-live my flight in the very same airplane.
I consider Chicago an overrated city. But it has some progressive elements that I’d like to see in Phoenix. Small chance of that without a focus on improving the city’s amenities as opposed to simple-minded cost cutting.
So who out there did the Warrior Dash? What did you think? Was it really “a hellish 3.4 miles” of running, obstacles and mud? Here are my thoughts on a fun, unusual race.
South Mountain is one of the nation’s best urban outdoor parks. The Desert Classic is one reason why. See what it’s like from the saddle of a mountain bike!
Sal DiCiccio, a member of the Phoenix City Council, again shows his contempt for city workers while playing loose with facts in his latest e-mail missive.
There’s nothing like a 24-hour mountain bike race to test your mind and body. Here’s the scene from an Average Joe sort of racer.
Check out the action from the 2011 Hedgehog Hustle at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Garish uniforms, funny hair, out-of-control beards – this race had it all!
On Jan. 22-23, the MBAA Arizona state championship mountain bike race series got started at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The park is one of the best outdoor recreation assets in the state, and the weather cooperated to make it a great time for racers and spectators
I just finished my first solo 12-hour race. Here’s what I learned about surviving a solo epic race effort – and what I thought of the Four Peaks 12 Hours in the Papago event.
The west side of the Phoenix metro area have some solid new biking and hiking trails. But they come with some legal drama and controversy.
In the short time I’ve kept tabs on Sal DiCiccio, a Phoenix city councilman, he’s been careless with residents’ private information, misrepresented data on city employees’ salaries and whined like Glenn Beck. And he’s convinced me that he’s tied to the nofee2hikeaz.com group.
If you’re in Sedona at the right time, you just might see an alien spacecraft lift off from the depth under Bell Rock. Are you ready for it?
Here are a few fun scenes from a trip I took to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This was back in…
Iceland is grabbing headlines for all the volcanic activity now shaping its landscape. Here’s a surprise for many – the same processes also made Arizona what it is.