Author Archives: Paul Aieta

Dec / 01 / 2017

Baja Now Open!

Come ride your bike in Mexico, Over The Edge is open now in Baja! Over The Edge Baja is a full-service bike shop located in the historic center of Todos Santos, B.C.S. Mexico. We are the sixth member to join the dynamic OTE family. Over The Edge Baja offers local trail tours, cross country adventure tours…guided or self guided with maps. Wedged between the foothills of the giant Sierra de la Laguna mountains and the rolling sand dunes of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, let us introduce you to a variety of hand-built trails to suit your riding preferences. As friends of the local cycling community, our goal is to become your local bike shop hangout and be responsive to all your cycling needs.  Our crew offers a unique experience for anybody who comes here to ride bikes…you will fall in love with this place! Dave Thompson 612.120.3395 Calle Obregon Esquina […]

Mar / 09 / 2017

Single Speed Nationals!

Melrose will be hosting its first mountain bike nationals event, and it’s a goodie! The Single Speed National Championships, where racing is secondary to shenanigans and carbo loading comes in a bottle. Single speed racing is less about fitness and preparation, more about character, costume and of course cogs! Mad May in Melrose kicks off the 5th through 7th with the Single Speed Nationals held in conjunction with the Burning Bike Festival; a bicycle-fueled weekend of outfits, campfires and music. This is closely followed by a visit from the Bicycle SA “Outback Odyssey”; an overland mountain bike journey of 950-odd km from Adelaide to Blinman on the Mawson Trail. By May’s end we will being making preparations for the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival slated for the long 9th through 12th of June. This year’s festival is themed RECYCLE and is supported by South Australian Tourism Commission – learning how we can […]

Feb / 15 / 2017

Your Ticket to Ride! Mountain Bike Festivals

Looking for something to do in the coming months?   How about joining us at one of our upcoming Mountain Bike Festivals!  Calendar and links below!  See you there!   March 3rd – 5th:  Sedona Mountain Bike Festival The Sedona MTB Festival is 3-day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands for and a whole lotta sweet RED SINGLETRACK! March 24th – 26th: Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival What goes on at the Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival… Wake up. Drink Coffee. Eat Breakfast. Grab Demos. Meet up with new friends. Ride Bikes. Grab a shuttle! Dinner, Live Music, and Beer at the Expo. Find your way to bed. Call home. Sleep. Wake up. Repeat. Call home- tell ’em you’re staying a little longer- you just heard there are four more Over the Edge locations and you gotta ride ’em all! April 27th – 30th:  Fruita Fat Tire Festival Join us on […]

Jan / 17 / 2017

What Did You Get For Christmas?

What Did You Get For Christmas? Hurricane got 5 new miles of purpose built mountain bike trail in the Quail Lake Reservoir area, bringing the total to 19 miles thus far. OTE Hurricane has been designing and building trail in this area for 5 years and has created a master plan for the entire area. OTE Hurricane took on the project when Doug Wilson, an acquaintance of ours from the Water Conservancy District (WCD), contacted us and needed someone to design and build trails in the area around Quail Lake Reservoir. In order to meet the requirements that the  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set forth in the RMP, recreation trails needed to be built to keep the land permanently deeded to the WCD. Rhythm & Blues was the first trail to be built with volunteers. This trail comes at you fast. So put your saddle down and be ready […]

Apr / 24 / 2016

Sedona Trail Stoke! Our Favorites

I recently read an article in Peleton magazine titled, “My Favorite Roads.”  The author went on to write about some the roads he’s ridden around the world that have left lasting memories for him and capture the essence of riding a road bike.  The article inspired me to do something very similar, but to write about some of my favorite trails here in this adventureland. HiLine This trail challenges me every time I ride it.  The first climb warms up my lungs and I am greeted by a view of the ridge on the other side of this small valley, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte.  I can’t look away for too long because the trail is narrow and the exposure to my right has its consequences.  My concentration is tested all the way along the ridge to the view point, where I take a dog-leg right turn and descend down […]

Nov / 30 / 2015

Melrose Riding Adventures

‘The hills don’t seem as steep or as daunting as they did on my first ride,’ I think to myself as I shift my ass to the nose of my saddle, swat flies from my face and keep my eyes on the crest of the hill.  The climbs here are longer than what I am used to.  The first day that I rode, I huffed and I puffed my way up the hills and even had to walk up part of one.  Two weeks later now and I find those same climbs to be fun for their terrain transitions from dirt up onto a rock ledge and different turns as they wind their way through the farm land. The narrow tracks here demand my attention at all times.  There have been many moments where my wheels have strayed from the dirt onto the long grasses that flank these tracks and […]

Sep / 20 / 2015

Interbike Tradeshow 2015

Each year in September the bike world descends on Las Vegas for the annual Interbike show, the largest bicycle tradeshow in North America, held at the Mandalay Bay convention center. Over The Edge was there representing with members from Fruita, Hurricane, Sedona, and Tahoe – We had Mike, Jason, and Ian from Sedona there. Besides checking out the latest and greatest for 2016 bikes and components, and getting a feel for future bike industry trends, the show is really about the people. It’s about being friends with the people we do business with – seeing them face to face for once, shaking hands, having a laugh, and drinking a beer together. It’s really the only reason I go to the show anymore, as most of the buying is done earlier in the year now, and pictures of all the new stuff is online before the show anyways. One of the special […]

Sep / 12 / 2015

Sedona Bike Park Update

The Sedona bike park will be here before we know it! Plans have been released and construction will begin soon!  The new park will be located across the street at Sedona’s stunning Posse Grounds Park!  (home of the 2016 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival!) If all goes well,  we will be taking our lunch breaks at the park this spring!   The new park will be a great addition to our world class mountain bike trails and a great learning center for those new to Sedona mountain biking!  At the park you’ll be able to safely learn the skills needed to confidently ride HiLine, Hogs, Slim Shady, Chuck Wagon and more!   Stay tuned for updates on the Sedona bike park! Posse Grounds bike skills park master plan        

Aug / 18 / 2015

A Busy Sedona Summer; Awesome Riding Ahead!

Sedona Summers are great! Warm days basking by and swimming in Oak Creek, and cool nights staring up at the stars.  Summer mountain biking is just as incredible! After the monsoons… Our mountain bike trails become moist and tacky, more importantly… uncrowded!  temps are cool…  Its the perfect time to ride! In addition to our usual fun… the shop has been crazy busy!   We’ve been working 25 hours a day 9 days a week!  We do it not because we have to,  but because we want to!  We absolutely love it here!  Sedona is awesome… Our trails are awesome!  In addition to our ever increasing summer business, we have been preparing for the fall riding season!  We’ve been hard at work to make this fall the best season yet…  to make YOUR riding experience absolutely amazing! For the fall riding season we once again have a full line of brand […]

Aug / 16 / 2015

2015 Demo Bike Sale! Niner, Intense, Trek

Get Stoked!  All 2015 demo bikes are now on sale!   To make room for the new rental bike fleet,  these bikes need to go. Available bikes are from our 2015 Sedona bike rental fleet.  Sedona cycling is the real deal,  and so are our demo bikes!  All bikes are in great condition and come with the factory warranty!   Bikes are tuned and cleaned after every ride and parts are replaced as necessary!  Stop by today or give us a call!  (928) 282-1106. With a new bike from OTE Sedona, you’ll be riding with STEEZE in no time! Check out the list of bikes on sale here:  Demo Sale