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In the Media

In the Media … Lizard Head Cycling Guides

Read up on some of the awesome things the media is saying about our bike tours – Outside Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Denver Post and more!

Christopher Solomon joins Lizard Head Cycling Guides on yet another cycling adventure along the fabled Hayduke Trail of southern Utah and writes about it in this Outside Magazine article.

Cycling in Canyon Country along the Hayduke Trail. Photo: Jake Stangel

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Misadventures: “We were lucky enough to catch up with Leslie Long, trip leader at Lizard Head Cycling, which leads mountain and road bike tours around the west. She talks with us about their best trips, finding a career in the outdoors, and why cycling is just great.”

Biking near Moab, Utah. Photo Liam Doran

Outside Magazine reports on one of our most sought-after desert and canyon tours and gives us the thumbs up—here, the Whiterock Canyons Tour in Utah gets a best-of in Outside Magazine. The tour includes nothing less than spectacular geography including such notables as the Burr Trail, Hell’s Backbone, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase and Escalante National Monument. Outside deems the Whiterock Canyon tour one of the “Best Southwestern Adventures” set in “Utah’s most jaw-dropping landscapes along well-kept and lesser-traveled back roads where the only obstacles are rattling cattle guards.” Right they are.

Cycling in Monument Valley, Arizona. Photo Kevin Moloney, NY Times

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A memoir-style account, author Christopher Solomon joins us on tour and details a Lizard Head Cycling Guides classic: Redrock Canyons Tour, Utah and Colorado, for the Sunday New York Times. It would be amiss to say the red rock landscape rivals that of its sister tour, the Whiterock Canyons Tour, because they are simply both uniquely magnificent. The author colorfully recounts 4:45 a.m. starts, 400-plus miles of riding over five days in “4 Corners, 2 Wheels.”

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“High up in the mountain hamlet of Ophir, Colorado, John Humphries proudly watches as his two young boys tear down the dirt roads on two wheels. He knows the freedom of a bike,” begins author Cindy Fusting in the summer/fall 2012 issue of TellurideStyle Magazine.

Fusting takes the local angle on Lizard Head Cycling Guides history which starts at home in Ophir and reaches as far as the Gila National Forest, Glacier National Park and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

“A tour that falls somewhere between a leisurely ride and a pro-level race …” Lizard Head Cycling’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides are back at it again this year touring the same roads as the pros in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s tour of Colorado. Read what the Denver Post had to say about the 2012 tour and Lizard Head Cycling’s tour.

In 2013 the Denver Post again writes about Lizard Head with an article coinciding with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, read the article HERE.

Jan Ullrich Rides with Lizard Head Cycling Guides

Jan proved to be a gracious and fun guest. Custom road and MTB tours with you and your friends are available with “Der Kaiser”.

A local look at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that visited us at home in Telluride last summer written by our own hometown newspaper, the Telluride Watch in the Summer 2012 Adventure Guide. Lizard Head Cycling Guides will once again chase the peloton in the more northern reaches of Colorado in summer 2013.

Breaking Away – Mountain Magazine, Summer ’14 Issue

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