Tag Archives: utah

Explore Scenic Monument Valley on the Seat of Your Bicycle!

Monument Valley three buttes

Now you can explore the majestic Monument Valley in Northern Arizona on the seat of your bicycle! This amazingly scenic one-day bike ride will transport you across 17 miles of dirt roads, towering mesas, beautiful buttes and inspirational spires formed over the millennia out of sand and stone. Watch the video on this page and […]

Scary Halloween Movie: The Silver Miners of Park City, Utah

Scary Halloween Video - The Silver Miners of Park City, Utah

On the eve of Halloween, 2021, I rode my bicycle to the Glenwood cemetery in Park City, Utah, locked my bike to the gate, and then began hiking up the mountain to a series of old, abandoned silver mining buildings. In this spooky Halloween video, I tell you about the 150+ year-old history of Park City, […]

Bikepacking in Bears Ears, Utah

bikepacking bears ears utah

Follow along in this short video as Darren Alff and his friend Bryan go bikepacking in Bears Ears, Utah! The Bears Ears, in case you don’t know, are a pair of red-rock mesas located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah in the United States. In recent months, Bears Ears National Monument has been at […]

What I’ve Been Up To Lately – 2013 Roundup

After finishing my most recent 14-month-long bicycle tour across 24 different countries in Europe and Africa… I was tired. I had had a wonderful time slowly making my way by bike through some of the most interesting places on the planet, but I was ready to stay in one place for a while and walk […]

Thru-Hiking Park City, Utah’s Wasatch Crest Trail

Bicycle touring is a lot like backpacking… except that on a bike trip the weight of your gear is placed on your bicycle instead of your body. After a recent short two-day backpacking trip near my home in Park City, Utah, I’ve been reminded of just how nice it can be to travel with a […]

Missouri Bike Tour: Day 1 – Flying Into The State

On the 11th of May, 2010 I flew from my home near Salt Lake City, Utah to Kansas City, Missouri, with plans to cycle the Katy Trail – a 250+ mile rail trail that stretches across nearly the entire length of the state of Missouri. My old high school friend, Josh Miller, who now lives […]

Check Out My Interview In Cycling Utah Magazine

I live in the state of Utah. I haven’t always lived here (I’m actually from Southern California), but I moved to Utah about four years ago and I absolutely love it here. Recently, Cycling Utah magazine asked to interview me and feature some of my bicycle touring exploits in their May issue. Well, the May […]

Interview With The Founder Of The Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival, a traveling festival that moves through nearly 40 cities over a 6+ month period, is taking place today and tomorrow (October 2-3) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Because I live in Park City, a small mountain town just 35 miles from Salt Lake City, I contacted the founder of the BFF, […]