June 7, 2020

Press & Testimonials:

What people are saying about Magpie Cycling Adventures

Mike, please accept my deepest appreciation for Magpie Adventures and your outstanding mountain bike guide expertise. From the moment I first spoke to you on the phone to the post ride goodbyes, your service was fantastic. This ride and the time I spent with you were the highlight of my week long Moab mountain biking vacation. I am impressed by your wide ranging expertise in mountain biking, natural history, archeology, people skills, and photography. I highly recommend you and Magpie Adventures to anyone considering a Moab guided mountain bike tour.

Best regards,

Bill Clark

My Magpie Adventures White Rim Trail Tour exceeded my expectations; “a delightful experience!”  -Elaine (CO Spring 2006)

Maggie and Mike, I had a great vacation……Enjoyed so much your company, your expertise and local knowledge. It was a fun reunion for all of us, and I got exactly what I asked for……..Lots of laughter. You have both got that secret/essential ingredient for being great guides, Large Gobs of Indomitable Positive Energy! All the best for the future of your business….come and see us in the Butte soon!


Ian Hatchett25yr Professional Mountain Guide, Crested Butte, CO

[my expectations were] Exceeded – due to your helpful attitude and the food was EXCEPTIONAL! You were very accommodating with our variety of skill levels! Ellen Butler (from MN – WR ’06)

Just the right amount [of personalized attention from the guides], the guides were just my kind of people – low bullsh!t. [I] didn’t expect to have my bike cleaned during the lunch break [on my One Day White Rim Trail Ride], with a smorgasbord of lube offerings!, [The tour] exceeded expectations – I thought it would be a Bataan Death March, but it was actually quite pleasant. I would recommend the One Day White Rim Trail Ride to anyone who is fit.

Scott (from WA – One Day White Rim Trail Ride Apr ’06)

I was treated with respect & patience during my communications with the office before the tour, especially with my questions regarding my special health care needs.

Joy (from CT – WR ’06)

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,

Walla Walla, Wash., an’ Kalamazoo!

Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,

Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

Don’t we know archaic barrel

Lullaby Lilla Boy, Louisville Lou?

Trolley Molly don’t love Harold,

Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

(not sure who sent this or what it means, but it made us laugh out loud trying to say it!)

“Ya know, if God was into hang’n out…this is where he would go”

Craig (from NY – WR ’04)

Mike and Maggie, I had a blast on our trip last week. I am having a hard time reentering the real world. My husband told me I needed to remember that it was not “all about me” anymore. I do have a family! Anyway, the 6 days of “all about me” were just what I needed and you guys made the “total experience” absolutely one that I will never forget!!!

Ellie (from MN – WR ’05)

Thank You all for an “UNFORGETTABLE OUTRAGEOUS STUPENDOUS ADVENTURE” (you can quote me on that) EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED!! Until next time!! All the BEST!!

Jay (from FL – May ’07)

I had such a great time! You guys were great! Maggy (from MN – Apr ’07)

Hey Mike & Maggie, thank you both for the most amazing trip ever. We all had such a blast and can’t wait to do it again. I will keep encouraging the gals to spread the word about your gig – hopefully we can drum up some more business for you. You’re doing a wonderful job and working hard. We just loved everything about it. Thanks for your generosity and all the fun.

Jen (from CO – June ’07)

Our trip back in May was OUTSTANDING! Thanks for the great guide, and grub. You guys have a terrific program going.

Ric (from FL – May ’07)

That was a fantastic trip. Made all the better by meeting all y’all. Mike and Maggie are first rate and certainly set the bar high for mtb adventures.

Chuck (from TX – Sept ’06)