Archive for Bootleg canyon

Happy New Racing Year

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2011 by Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

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Quinton Spaulding

Picture courtesy of Andy Nidzieko of Blue Fire Pictures. Thanks Andy!

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You never know who you'll meet at a Bootleg Canyon race

From our last race at Bootleg. Left to right: Gee Atherton, Tyler McCaul, Kyle Strait, Neko Mulally (making his pro debut) & Dan Atheron.

Black Rock Bicycles ~ Burning Man Festival Bike Rentals


This guy knows how to teach! Whoa is he good!

Kevin Aiello when he was an amateur. We knew that wouldn't last long.

More pictures from our last race at Bootleg. Seen here is Kevin Aiello. Kevin posted the fastest amateur time at this race beating many pros.

Brian Buell

Brian Buell seen here.

Thanks to Monique Spaulding for these great shots!

KHS Factory Rider Logan Bingelli

Thanks to Monique Spaulding for these great shots!

The very aero dynamic Quinton Spaulding

Justin Dawes Official Event PhotographerNevada State Championship Official Event Poster as seen in Decline Magazine

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Las Vegas Ride Guide

Posted in Winter/spring riding 2009/2010 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2009 by Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

Getting cold where you are?  Can’t wait till spring to ride?

Let me help!

Here’s a short video of some trails in The Red Rocks area of

Cottonwood Canyon (Blue Diamond, Nevada).

Click on image to view video

After spending the last 10 winters in Las Vegas and learning the trails I feel the need to share some of my favorite places to ride.

I am now associated with the 2 best guiding outfits in the Las Vegas Area. All Mountain Cyclery and Escape Adventures. Between these 2 bike shops/guiding services, we cover all the best trails the Las Vegas area has to offer. Classic X-C, challenging downhill and road tours to Hoover Dam.

Bike rentals include: Cannondale Rush or a Ellsworth Epiphany.

Just shoot me an email to and I can get you on the right trail, find you the best air fare and hotel package +.

A few pictures taken at Cottonwood Canyon:

A very cool rock on the Black Velvet trail

This video was taken by my good friend Domick Menard of our X-C ride in Cottonwood Canyon.


Looking for more of a challenge?

All Mountain Cyclery provides the tours in Boulder City, Nevada. Home of Bootleg Canyon.

Bike rentals from Specialized and Santa Cruz.

Stumpjumpers, Demo 8’s, Ultra Light, Blur or a nomad. Not bad huh?

Bootleg Canyon trails are world famous & were hand built and carved into the mountain by the legendary Brent Thomson.

There are specific X-C trails and specific DH trails.

Here are some pictures I took while guiding last winter:

A couple of dh pictures:

All Mountain Cyclery truck unloads. These guys are in for some BIG fun!

Near the top of Snakeback (dh trail). This is one of the easier dh trails. If you are not used to exposure this place will make you learn!

Near the top of Snakeback. One of the easier downhill trails. Basically the top half is rough and very technical and the bottom half is super fast. Best of the best!

See Hoover Dam by bike.

Starting at our shop in beautiful Boulder City the tour begins on a paved bike path going downhill towards lake Mead. After a several downhill miles the trail turns to smooth dirt/crushed stone. Our touring bikes are a perfect way to get to the dam.

This is the oldest trail in Southern Nevada, and goes through 5 tunnels the trains used to bring supplies in to build the dam. Very cool, very historic and very fun!

These two had mucho fun!

726 feet straight down!

The bridge should be done soon. This picture was taken on 3-10-08.

After your self guided tour of Hoover Dam your guide escorts you back by bike through the 5 tunnels where the All Mountain Cyclery van is waiting to pick you up and return you to your hotel.

My passion is not only riding but helping others find the beauty and solitude that I have found on these trails. If you are interested please visit my site: for more information or just shoot me an email at:

Not only I can help you find the right trails but please allow me to find the best air fare and hotel deals for you too. From the east coast I am finding flights with a room for 3 days from $250.00.

See ya this winter on the trails.

Your all inclusive mountain biking travel agent.

Downhill Mike