Riding in Moab
Moab and the surrounding areas offer world-class riding amid spectacular scenery. What makes Moab beautiful also makes it dangerous if you’re unprepared. Desert riding conditions can be harsh and unpredictable. We want you to have the experience of a lifetime—safely—so we offer the following advice for riding in and around Moab:
Always wear a helmet. Most local trails are rocky and technical. Even expert riders get tired and make mistakes. Helmets can prevent or reduce the severity of head injuries if you do take a tumble.
Carry more water and food than you think you’ll need. The Moab Bike Patrol recommends at least a gallon of water per person per day—just while you’re out riding! Summer temperatures often climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are NO water sources on the trails. Eat frequently when riding, even when it seems too hot to want to eat; you’ll need those calories to keep your energy level steady for the whole ride.