Yeah yeah, we know. Snow is beginning to fall in the northern hemisphere. But we aren’t ready to put the bikes away, and in most places, dry trails — or at least relatively dry trails — can still be found.
So while our social feeds fill up with pics of snow stakes, first storms, and or our friends ski touring on typically terrible, thin snow, this gallery is a bit of inspiration for those of you who are still riding on dirt and dead leaves — or those of you in the southern hemisphere who are ready to hang up the skis and get back on the bike.
These photos feature Blister reviewers Xan Marshland, Tasha Heilweil, and yours truly, and were shot in Moab, Utah; British Columbia, northern Montana, and Colorado.