Wally Dallenbach and the Colorado 500

In 1974, professional motorsports racer Wally Dallenbach put his son on the back of his dirt bike and spent the next few days tooling through the San Juan Mountains, exploring their new home state. That father and son jaunt was so wondrously fun that Dallenbach invited his buddy Sherm Cooper [...]

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Colorado 500 travels from Snowmass to Ouray and back this weekend

Motorcycle enthusiasts — local to international — are preparing for the 40th annual Colorado 500 Charity Invitational Dirt Bike Ride this weekend. The event kicks off Saturday with a party and vintage bike show at Wally Dallenbach’s Basalt ranch. The next day, more than 200 participants embark on the five-day, [...]

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On Top of the World

Now 30 years old, the Colorado 500 is America’s greatest trail ride by James Holter We slowly guide our machines down a narrow, rocky section of the trail from Black Bear Pass. About two handlebars wide, the path descends over a series of steps that lead around a 180-degree corner. To the left is [...]

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