Thursday, December 4, 2008


oh yeah....

with help from simon bosman from green magic landscaping and his magical 'dozer, lots of shoveling and grooming, the pimptrack is now open for riding! bring a helmet and take a shot at robnarly's unofficial record of 22 laps w/o pedaling.
sessions @ 10am 0n wed, sat, & sun and 4pm on fri, sat, & sun.
robnarly will be there to give tips and advice.
come join us!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Happy Halloween All!
Does anyone read these? Let me know-
I always thought it was strange to celebrate a day of the dead by dressing up in funny costumes and roaming around the neighborhood collecting candy.... but it was tons of fun as a kid, and almost more fun as an adult to see the crazy things people do when you give them a whole day when its OK to act a little strange..on my trip to the mailbox that morning i was surprised to see the Grim Reaper himself!
I pulled out my camera and shot some quick pictures-

Apparently on his way back from a stop at the liquor store or AM/PM on his mountain bike he narrowly missed me (he has done this multiple times).

Bike karma hit him hard as he picked up about 75 goathead thorns and got himself a flat tire. Of course the grim reaper has no slime in his tubes because "..he's not from around here.." and he's asking "Put what in where?" so after selling him on slime tubes(he digs the green color, reminds him of the ectoplasmic goo from ghostbusters) he was on his way.

Before he left he said that he was thinking about doing a pink jeep tour or balloon ride and sticking around for the NOD fest, mostly because of the mountain biking, and he loved his room at Los Abrigados "..their gym is great,and they have the best hot tubs..". his favorite ride so far is deadman's pass, but he also likes hanging out near the Devils kitchen.
That was just in the first few minutes I was at work that morning and over the day things degraded steadily. by lunch I had been accosted by an octopus and chased by a cardboard box with legs full of body parts and more- but I did get a good shot in on a telletubbie thing. kicked it right in the * if it has *. it ran away, but I'd swear it was laughing as it ran.. by the end of the day I was in full costume as a Celibate Drunken Monk. To drunk to take pictures, the rest of the eve. was a blur, but my headache the next morning told the tale of too much fun being had. what did you expect?; my first customer on halloween was the grim reaper!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

gnarly crew @ rampage

the MTBH gnarly crew hit the road at 7pm on thursday oct 3 to see the greatest spectacle of freeride mountainbiking ever- the red bull rampage. arriving at the old venue from 04 at about 2:00am, we set up our tents, climbed into out sleeping bags and slept with dreams of freeride magic to come. not long after the first stirrings of the morning in the campground did the coffee start flowing, and with the coffee came the talk of the day- riding the old course. after a lengthy safety meeting and gear check we were on the mountain, hiking our big bikes up to the ridgelines. if you have never seen this type of terrain check out
the videos, never do it justice- this place is steep and there are huge jumps and drops everywhere.
so there we were- standing on sacred ground- ready to throw down... to be cont.
here's some photos to get ya to come back and read the rest of the story.

Monday, September 22, 2008

NOD FEST 2008 in November...

Mountain Bike Heaven's
World Famous International

Gnarly Old Dude Festival
November 5 - 9, 2008

Sedona, Arizona, USA

In Sedona, it is a tradition to honor and give respect to the Elders. So every year, Mountain Bike Heaven celebrates their Elders: the NODs, or Gnarly Old Dudes, as they like to be called.

NODs are mountain bikers (men and women) who are 50 and older who are still out there being Gnarly. According to RAMA JON, founder of Mountain Bike Heaven (and the youngest Sedona NOD), being a NOD is not so much about age, but more of a state of mind. The NOD FESTIVAL is about celebrating those who have come before us and inspired us, as well as expressing the wild, ageless Spirit that lives inside us all.

The 2008 NOD FEST starts Wednesday 11/5 and continues thru Sunday 11/9... five days of raw, honest Red Rock mountain biking! Rides will be attended this year by MBH's own "The Original NOD."

There will be rides every day. All Dudes and Dudettes are welcome. Call Mountain Bike Heaven for ride times. Bring your bike and gear and meet at Mountain Bike Heaven: 1695 West Hwy 89A, Sedona, Arizona, USA.

Click here for Club Ride Info:

Contact Mountain Bike Heaven for information:
Telephone: (928) 282-1312


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

NOD FEST 2008!

It's almost time for NOD FEST 2008!

Get your bikes, gear and the family... and join us in November for our annual international NOD FESTIVAL in Sedona, Arizona.

Stay tuned for more info...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Celebrate Father's Day June 15th!

Father's Day Celebration Ride at Mountain Bike Heaven Sunday June 15:

If you love to mountain bike, join us on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Please click here for more information on our Club Rides, or call us at (928) 282-1312 for more information and ride times.

Mountain Bike Heaven offers many gifts for Dad at our Store located at 1695 West Hwy 89A in Sedona, Arizona. Come on in and check us out!

The History of Father's Day:

While many people believe that Father's Day is a holiday invented by the fine folks at Hallmark, it is not so. The celebration of Dad's special day can most likely be credited to Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington State, who first suggested the idea of the holiday in 1909.

Mrs. Dodd's father, civil war veteran William Smart, was widowed when his wife died during childbirth with their sixth child. Despite the obvious hardships, Mr. Smart proceeded to raise the newborn along with his five other children, by himself.

It wasn't until Sonora Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. The original date chosen for the holiday was June 5th, Mr. Smart's birthday, however the celebration was postponed until June 19, the third Sunday in June, because there was not enough time to prepare.

At about the same time in various towns and cities across America other people were beginning to celebrate a Father's Day. Some accounts credit Mrs. Charles Clayton of West Virginia, as the founder of Father's Day, although most histories give credit to Mrs. Dodd.

In early times, wearing flowers was a traditional way of celebrating Father's Day. Mrs. Dodd favored the red rose to honor a father still living, while a white flower honored a deceased dad. J.H. Berringer, who also held Father's Day celebrations in Washington State as early as 1912, chose a white lilac as the Father's Day Flower.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day, but it never became official until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the presidential proclamation that set aside the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
(Source: The Internet)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Post-Ride Recovery Tools

Here are a few post-ride recovery tips:
  • Drink a lots and lots of water before, during and after a ride! Even when you think you've drunk enough water, drink more!
  • Eat a good quality protein bar (23 grams of protein or more) for quick and sustaining energy either before, during or after a ride.
  • The day before a ride: get plenty of rest and eat a lot of good quality carbs and proteins.
  • After a ride: drink plenty of water, eat a large proteinacious meal, and stretch those muscles!
  • Mountain Bike Heaven now offers Vemma Antioxidant Products:

  • And Dr. William Brown (also known as "Doc," one of MBH's Gnarly Old Dudes) says the best recovery therapy for any physical stress is to get a Lymphatic Massage.
To learn more about how Lymphatic Massage can help you, go to Doc's website at:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

From the Archives: Mountain Bike Heaven's Southwest Adventure Travel Show

Mountain Bike Heaven's
"Along the Bikapelli Trail"
Southwest Adventure Travel Show
starring Rama & The Sedona Gnarly Crew

Panguitch, Southern Utah

Click to Watch (Hi
Resolution Only):
Part 1 (2:23)
Part 2 (6:48)

Part 3 (1:10)

Part 4 (5:50)

Part 5 (3:06)

Part 6 (0:31)

Click here to read article: Red Canyon - The Trails