We Like Bikes

The Local Guide to Biking in the Roaring Fork Valley

Our cycling scene has it all: rugged road rides, swell single-track, passionate riders, active clubs, bike-centric events, and more.

08/02/2019 By Trina Ortega and Allison Pattillo Photography by Daniel Bayer Illustrations by Kwon Sena

We Like Bikes

Four Aspen Cyclists That Inspire

From starting a kids' BMX program to competing as a pro, these locals add an extra-special something to their riding resumés.

08/02/2019 By Trina Ortega and Allison Pattillo Illustrations by Kwon Sena

We Like Bikes

Alternative Ways to Cycle Around Aspen

Gravel riding, e-bikes, and WE-cycle provide different pedal strokes for different folks.

08/01/2019 By Allison Pattillo and Trina Ortega Photography by Daniel Bayer

We Like Bikes

Achieve Road Ride Bliss in the Roaring Fork Valley

A valley-long bike path, sustained climbs, and soaring views from the saddle satisfy cyclists of all levels.

08/01/2019 By Allison Pattillo Photography by Daniel Bayer

Get Lit

Three Aspenites, Three Personal Libraries

Think print is dead? These avid local readers share the stories behind their expansive collections of beloved books.

05/30/2019 By Allison Pattillo Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Your Perfect Day

3 Places to Stand-Up Paddleboard Around Aspen

Cool down and chill out on local rivers and lakes.

05/24/2019 By Allison Pattillo

Nature's Calling

Earth’s Call Launches in Aspen with Weekend Event

The new environmental foundation wants to mobilize through music and is away giving free tickets .

05/08/2019 By Allison Pattillo

hemp help

Cannabis for the Rest of Us

Five ways to try CBD, the nonpsychoactive hemp extract said to have heaps of health benefits

02/14/2019 By Allison Pattillo

fast and fit

Discover Aspen's Only Spot for the Lagree Method

A new exercise studio offers the cult-fave workout that will have your muscles screaming.

02/13/2019 By Allison Pattillo

Art Out Loud

Have You Apologized Lately?

Sure, the noon fire siren is cool, but so is the thought-provoking daily performance at this Aspen Art Museum exhibit.

02/04/2019 Photography by Allison Pattillo


Aspen Weekend Agenda: February 1–3, 2019

The X Games may be gone, but the excitement continues this weekend with a fat bike race at the Aspen Golf Course, two spicy nights of JAS Cafe at the Little Nell, and a wacky fly tying competition in Basalt.

01/29/2019 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Shape Up

Gear of the Week: HIIT XT 2 from Altra Running

There's no excuse not to cross-train when this updated shoe takes you from weights and lunges at the gym to rushing the net during pickleball.

01/26/2019 By Allison Pattillo


Aspen Weekend Agenda: January 25–27, 2019

It's Winter X Games weekend! Plus, SkiCo celebrates Australia Day with shrimp on the barbie, Shake Shack pops up, and local comedy comes to the Temporary.

01/24/2019 By Aspen Sojourner Staff


Aspen Weekend Agenda: January 18–20, 2019

You have plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the full moon this weekend, with a first-ever winter triathlon in Carbondale, uphill dinner at Buttermilk and Nordic skiing at Snowmass and in Aspen.

01/16/2019 By Aspen Sojourner Staff


Aspen Weekend Agenda: January 4–6, 2019

This weekend you can hike to breakfast at Buttermilk, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas", catch En Vogue at the Belly Up, learn about art at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and more.

12/31/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff


3 Make-at-Home Cocktails from Aspen Bars

Looking to serve some inspired drinks? Bad Harriet, EMP Winter House, and Marble Bar Aspen have just the right recipes.

12/21/2018 By Allison Pattillo


Drift Boats from Boulder Boat Works Combine Old-School Craftsmanship with Modern Materials

Order one of these customizable crafts for next summer, and take your fishing to the next level.

12/19/2018 By Allison Pattillo


Aspen Weekend Agenda: December 21–23, 2018

Pre-holiday excitement is in the air with Santa sightings, ice skating and caroling in Snowmass, Teddy Bear Story hours, and, of course, a performance of Charles Dickens’s "A Christmas Carol."

12/19/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Pro Tips

Kim Reichhelm's Favorite Steep and Deep Runs in Aspen

For the big-mountain skiing pioneer, the steeper, the better.

12/11/2018 By Allison Pattillo

Slope Side

Fort Frog Re-Opens on Buttermilk Mountain

Bigger and even better, the Old West–style structure welcomes kids (and adults) once again.

12/10/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff Photography by Allison Pattillo