Jessica Downing returned to her home state of Colorado in 2017 after an eight year "working vacation" in NW Montana and picked Salida to resettle.
Q. Where did you learn your love of bikes?
A. My first mountain bike ride was Klondike Bluffs in Moab sometime in middle school, but it wasn't until college in Fort Collins that I really started biking and it became a lifestyle more than a sport.
Q. How many bikes do you have?
A. Five. Yeti Beti SB5; Kona Sutra LTD; Surly Pugsley; Electra Hawaii; Xtracycle cargo bike.
Q. What is your favorite local trail?
A. Starvation Creek off the Crest
Q. What is your favorite trail outside of Salida?
A. Morning Mountain system in Nelson, B.C. Or the White Rim in Moab for a fat bike camping adventure.
Q. What is your favorite post-ride food?
A. Chips & Salsa