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Moab Blog

Poison Spider Bicycles

All of Moab’s Bicycle shops have remarkable stories to tell.  This month we are focusing on Poison Spider Bicycles

The Poison Spider Bicycles story began in 1988 when Judy and Chuck Nichols brought their tour company to Moab and started Canyon Country Bed & Breakfast, Moab’s first B&B, and established a mountain bike rental fleet with 6 used bikes.  By 1990, the popularity of mountain biking exploded and both the bike rental operation and tour company moved from the B&B to the current location, which back then was a tiny turquoise and pink house called Nichols Bike Stop.

The Poison Spider staff fully support Moab’s Do It Like A Moab Local program which promotes stewardship of our unique and fragile environment.

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Visit Like a Local

Moab locals have it figured out. They know the best rides, the best routes, the best places to hike and camp and eat—and a few other important things about the right way to enjoy the desert. While the Utah desert seems like a rugged place, you might be surprised to learn its environment is more sensitive than you might expect.

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Moab Local’s Favorite Mountain Bike Trails for Beginners

While Moab, Utah may have a well-deserved reputation for some of the most challenging mountain bike terrain on Earth, recent years have seen the addition of scores of new mountain bike trails built to accommodate riders of all ability levels. Whether you’re new to Moab, new to mountain biking in general, or looking for a relaxed family ride, consider these local-favorite destinations that offer some of Moab’s best mountain biking for beginners.
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4 Must-Ride ATV/UTV Areas in Moab

Whether you’re after wide-open dune riding, technical rocky routes, or remote singletrack, Moab and the surrounding area have some of the best terrain around for OHV enthusiasts. But when it comes to picking a place to ride, the sheer variety of options can be somewhat overwhelming. Not to worry, though—here are a handful of can’t-miss destinations to help you get started on planning your trip to the desert. 
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