Brent Van Eps has been mountain biking since 1984. He moved here with his family is early 2016 from Los Angeles and has 30 years of experience in bicycle shops. Brent has completed the Vapor trail 125, Barnburner 104 and Leadville Trail 100 and loves the long tough rides.
Q. Where did you learn your love of bikes?
A. 1978, in the Foothills of Southern California.
Q. How many bikes do you have?
A. Two. I have a 2018 Rocky Mountain Vertex C 70 carbon hardtail and an old Ross Hi Tech in chrome! I also love sampling all of the awesome demo bikes we offer, currently I have been using a Kona Electric Ute for commuting.
Q. What is your favorite local trail?
A. I like to climb Poncha Creek (CR203) then descend Starvation Creek trail. Super local I like this loop. Up chicken Dinner, up Sweet Dreams, Up Cottonwood to Prospector, down Prospector, down Lower Sand Dunes.
Q. What is your favorite trail outside of Salida?
A. Oooh, tough. It's a toss up between Phil's World in Cortez, CO and Pauley Creek and the surrounding trails in Downieville, CA
Q. What is your favorite post-ride food?
A. Anything my wife makes, she is an amazing cook and is always experimenting. If I'm not eating at home though, I enjoy a huge burrito. If I'm in Crested Butte for a ride it's gotta be Secret Stash Pizza!