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RJ Ripper - From Kathmandu to mountain bike Global Podium

RJ Ripper - From Kathmandu to mountain bike Global Podium

Bikes are a part of growing up for many kids around the globe. For Rajesh (RJ) Magar, growing up on a bike in Kathmandu, Nepal brought him onto the world cup podium four times by the time he was 21.

RJ keeps it fun. Get out there! Be safe. Be kind. Have fun.

Video: Joey Schusler

Adventure Origins Overnighter

Epic route / Bikepack

97 miles

Bike

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This route runs the gamut from silky smooth gravel roads to rough and tumble historic trails (technically former roads!) through the FIRST established recreation area in the US Forest Service: Squirrel Creek canyon. The second day kicks off with a legendary descent of Twelve Mile Highway (CO 78), which is Colorado's last remaining unpaved state highway.

 Make sure to give yourself time for some coffee stops and a few photos!

Getting there: We like to start in town and hit up Solar Roast Coffee on the way out. It’s nice to get fueled up before the journey.

Adventure Origins Beulah Loop

Epic route / Bikepack

25 miles

Bike

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This short, adventurous overnight starts in the wonderful hamlet of Beulah, Colorado and makes its way out Squirrel Creek - the first USFS recreation area in the country. Day one is the bulk of the route's challenge, through the Pueblo Mountain park's Carhart trail and up Squirrel Creek to Davenport Campground. Carhart trail is mostly moderate terrain, though exposed in spots. Expect very challenging, chunky terrain in many spots along Squirrel Creek. Day two features a fast descent on CO Highway 78/Twelve Mile Highway, Colorado's last unpaved state highway. Careful in the turns!

 Make sure to give yourself time for some coffee stops and a few photos!

Getting there: Park in Beulah. Grab some coffee at Stompin’ Grounds. get after it.