Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tips for Trips!

Denver-based Scott Ledbetter has 10 tips for your trip to Moab.
Photo: Scott Ledbetter

We'd like to add Tip #11: Call Acme Shuttle for a lift to the trailheads!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunset Magazine knows what's up!

Sunset Magazine recently named Moab, Utah one of the five Best Small Towns for Adventure! We happen to agree.
"How in love with the outdoors is Moab? So in love that one of the community’s main activities is trail maintenance. What do you expect from a town surrounded by millions of acres of public lands ― Canyonlands and Arches National Parks among them ― where mountain biking and river running can be daily activities?"

If you haven't been here before, it's time to find out what you've been missing. And if you have been here, it's time to plan another visit! Give Acme Shuttle a call when you get into town: 435-260-2534

Monday, December 22, 2008

Check it out!

Race results for the 2008 Moab Ho Down Super D:

First place, Acme Shuttle's owner/driver Kyle Mears. Congratulations, Kyle!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Race, Party, Repeat.

There's no better time than autumn to be in Moab. Acme Bike Shuttle has had a flurry of awesome customers lately, and we appreciate you all! We're sure you've enjoyed the spectacular weather, excellent trail conditions, and epic weekends here in the high desert. And if you're going to be in town this weekend, you must check out the Moab Ho-Down:
Costume party, big air contest, plenty of fun, and of course a race that Acme Shuttle's owner/driver Kyle will be rockin'!

Call us today to book your space on the shuttle... and don't forget to come out to the race and the party!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Acme Rocks the Burner!

Acme Bike Shuttle's owner/driver Kyle Mears competed in the Angel Fire Red Bull Burner, a 12-hour chairlifted downhill race — and he rocked! Kyle placed 17th in Pro. Way to go!
Photo gently borrowed from The guy in the photo probably isn't Kyle. I mean, I just thought it was a cool image, and it was the same race, so I, um, borrowed it. Kyle! Send me photos!!

After a fun weekend of racing, Kyle's back in Moab and ready to shuttle you and your pals to the best trails Moab has to offer.

Call Acme today! 435-260-2534

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kyle Rocks at Downieville!

Congratulations to Acme Shuttle Owner/Driver Kyle Mears, for an excellent show at the Downieville Classic. Kyle competed in the All-Mountain Pro division, where he completed the XC in 2:31, and ripped the downhill in 51.08.


Rippin' the Porcupine Rim Trail

"If there was ever a Super D race down Porcupine? My money would be on Kyle Mears(ACME Shuttle)Next time your in Moab make sure you call him."

Our sentiments exactly. ;) Call 435-260-2534.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ride, baby, ride!

What? You haven't planned your trip to Moab yet? It's not too late! Choose your dates, make your reservations, and call Acme Shuttle to take you all the trails you want to ride. If you need trail advice, just ask!

Shuttle prices vary by trailhead; free interaction with the cutest Jack Russel terrier of all time included with your ride. See you in Moab soon!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays from Acme Bike Shuttle

Wishing you peace and happiness
for the holiday and the new year.

Photo from Velo News

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Acme Shuttle Saves Christmas!

Looking for a touch of Moab to give your bike-loving loved one? How about a metal holiday ornament from Earth Studio, right here on Main Street?

And if that doesn't make them smile, tell them you've also booked a trip to the mountain bike mecca, complete with shuttle service from Acme Bike Shuttle.

Acme Shuttle: Saving Christmas Since 1999!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Moab, UT in the News

Think Moab's just a spring/fall destination? Think again! James Shea of calls spending Thanksgiving in Moab "magical."

We were headed to Mesa Arch. The rock formation sits at the edge of a giant mesa in Canyonlands National Park. The mesa, called Island in the Sky, overlooks a vast canyon that was carved out by the Colorado River. It resembles the Grand Canyon, with sheer cliff and rock walls.

The full moon cast a bluish glow as we hiked. The snow radiated the light. We did not need headlamps, as the moon provided all the light we needed. The juniper trees and pinion pines looked strange and ominous in the nighttime effulgence.

Photo gently yanked from photographer Tom Till's web site.

You can read the full article here. And remember, the best way to get around in our fair "magical" paradise is to call Acme Shuttle: 435-260-2534.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Acme Shuttle and the 24 Hours of Moab

Photo yanked from Granny Gear Productions

Congratulations to team MonaVie/Cannondale, who won the Men's Veteran category at the 2007 24 Hours of Moab. Team member Kyle is also the owner/driver of Acme Shuttle. While Kyle was racing into the night (and then into the subsequent day) the Acme Bike Shuttle was still running — taking happy trail riders to the trailheads all weekend.

Wanna ride the shuttle? Call 435-260-2530.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sneak Peek!

Get your own peek: Call 435-260-2534.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Another shining customer endorsement for Acme Shuttle reader "Macrider" gives these handy tips when visiting Moab, Utah:

Day 1: hire Acme Shuttle to get you to the top of Porcupine Rim — drop it back to town drive to the bottom of Poison Spider and climb it, drop down Portal trail - go to the Brewery (or Dusty Bottom's private club at the Pizza place if they'll let you in) and eat yourself silly.

Day 2: have Acme Shuttle meet you at the bottom of Amasa Back trail, shuttle you to the top (BRING MAPS & GPS, lots of water and some food!) ride to your car.

Of course, there are lots more trails than just those, and if you want all the dirt, give Acme a call: 435-260-2534 See you on the trails! thread and more stuff here

Monday, November 12, 2007

Acme Shuttle On The Road

Moab's awesomest mountain bike shuttle service, Acme Bike Shuttle, hit the road last weekend and sailed from the Moab desert into the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County. Acme's owner/driver Kyle Mears is a phenomenal rider, and tossed a front brake rotor on his new bike to give the bike a test run on some singltrack. Marin's most technical singletrack was no match for Kyle. When asked about the ride after it was over, I distinctly recall him saying, "What rocky section?" in reference to a section walked by every other member in the group. At the bottom of a very technical descent, including three steep rocky sections that have most riders quaking in their SPD's, Kyle (waiting politely at the bottom) had a big grin to offer. "That was so fun!"

As winter downtime starts up in Moab, Kyle will be honing his skills and expanding his terrain expertise. When you plan your trip out to Moab in the spring, call Acme Shuttle 435-260-2534 to take you to the trailheads. If you're lucky (and nice!) Kyle might even do the ride with you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Moab In The News

From The Watch:
TELLURIDE, Sept. 17, 4:05 p.m. – The fourth annual Mountains-to-the-Desert ride, the autumn cycling season’s last hurrah, takes to the open road on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The supported ride, a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Just for Kids Foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of regional children through support of local and regional kids programs, has in the past been branded as a punishing end to the local cycling season. This year’s event boasts a kinder, gentler image, however, thanks to the addition of lower-mileage options. But it’s only slightly kinder and gentler.

This year riders have four different ride options: Norwood to La Sal (69 miles), Norwood to Moab (101 miles), Telluride to La Sal (101 miles) or the classic Mountains-to-the-Desert Telluride to Moab ride (133 miles).

When you finish the ride, come on into town and let Acme Shuttle hook you up with some fun, shorter, day rides! We'll shuttle you to the trailheads of classics you won't want to miss, like Porcupine Rim and the Slickrock Trail. Good luck to all participants in the Mountains-to-the-Desert Ride!

Acme Bike Shuttle : 435-260-2534

Monday, September 10, 2007

Congratulations, Kyle!

Acme Bike Shuttle owner/driver Kyle Mears brought the heat at the Keystone Climax. He raced the DH and Super D, and finished with 2 top 10's, just a few seconds behind the leader. So when you book your shuttle on your next trip to Moab, be sure to tell him congrats. :)

Pics stolen from VAST Action Photography

Friday, September 7, 2007

Got Moab?

If you haven't made your annual trek to the mountain biking Mecca, it's not too late! Load up your bikes, pack your gear, don't forget the sunscreen, and head on into town.

For trail advice and reviews, visit They've got information on all kinds of trails, from advanced to easy, like Gemini Bridges:

"Grab ACME shuttle and have them take you to the top!"

We agree. :)
Give us a call when you get to town, and we'll shuttle you to the fun. Or call us before your trip to book a reservation.

See you soon!

Awesome photo from

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Perfect Day for a Ride...

Right now, at 9:02 AM on Thursday morning, it's sunny and 70 degrees.

Don't you wish you were riding Acme Shuttle up to Porcupine Rim?

Extended weather forecast for Moab, Utah »
Pic and trail info at

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Welcome to the Acme Bike Shuttle Blog

As you can see, we're busy collecting articles and images that will help you — or entice you! — to plan a trip to Moab.

When you get to town, give us a call: 435-260-2534. We'll be happy to shuttle you, your bike, and your friends to the trailhead(s) of your choice. As you know by now, Moab's got a lot of great mountain bike trails, including the classics as well as some new ones you may have heard a lot about, but haven't ridden yet.

If you're looking for trail advice, we can help!

And if you want to make sure you've got a ride squared away, call us in advance and book a reservation.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Monday, September 3, 2007

The New York Times Recommends Acme Shuttle's travel section gives Moab's mountain biking scene the nod, calling it "easily the mountain-bike capital of Utah, and possibly of the United States." (Of course, we knew that already!) The article mentions several classic mountain bike rides, as well as the San Juan Hut System (), and — of course! — lists Acme Bike Shuttle as a way to get you to the trailheads.

Check out the article here, then plan your trip and give us a call. You can reserve your shuttle trip in advance to ensure availability.


Destined for a Top 10

You've heard of the Slickrock Trail. You've heard of Porcupine Rim. You've heard of Gemini Bridges and Amasa Back, too. But Moab has more.

"The Sovereign Singletrack is new in 2003, but I think it's destined to become one of the Top 10 trails of the Moab area. This narrow singletrack trail combines dirt, open rock, ledges, climbs, and views."
— quote and pic from

The trail's not for beginners, but if you're an intermediate mountain biker, you just might love this phenomenal Moab trail. When you get into town this fall, give Acme Bike Shuttle a call. 435-260-2543. We'll load up you, your friends, and your bikes, and shuttle you to the trail that's destined for a top 10.

...And speaking of top 10's, congratulations to Kyle, Acme Shuttle's owner/driver, for two top 10's at Keystone, in the Super D and the Downhill. :)

Friday, August 31, 2007

Acme Shuttle On The Race Circuit

Acme Bike Shuttle Owner/Driver Kyle Mears is gonna bring the heat this weekend, at the Keystone Climax Mountain States Cup Bike Finals. Kyle's racing in the Downhill and the Super D, Sunday and Monday. So grab your cow bells and start cheering, and we'll see you back in Moab for some hometown riding when the race event is over.

Hey, just because Kyle's racing this Labor Day weekend doesn't mean we can't take your reservations for your upcoming mountain bike trip to Moab. Give us a call and we'll make sure you've got a ride to the trailhead. 435-260-2534

Oh, and check back here at the Acme Bike Shuttle blog for a race re-cap!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Acme Bike Shuttle's Ridealong Mascot

While other Moab mountain bike shuttle companies may make you ride to the trail in silence and virtual boredom, Acme Bike Shuttle offers Rally: wiry-furred, four-legged, wiper-chasin' entertainment, free with nearly every shuttle ride!

Check out the whole video on YouTube, then give us a call and make a shuttle reservation today. Tell 'em Rally sent you! 435-260-2534

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Acme Bike Shuttle Customers Rock!

Throughout the summer, Acme Shuttle customers have been spotted everywhere — ripping downhill runs in Keystone, on the podium at the Downieville Classic, riding singletrack all over Colorado, Utah, and a lot more places, too. It's proof that our customers love to ride as much as we do.

We know Moab's on your trip list this fall, so when you get into town, give us a call and let us shuttle you to the fun! 435-260-2534

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mountain Bike Trails for Everyone

Vicki Menard of The News-Review in Oregon writes in this article about how tough Moab's famous Slickrock Trail can be. The trail, originally made for and by motorcycles, is considered "intermediate to advanced," and even though your tires have incredible traction on the steep ups and downs, riding on slickrock is a skill. Some people take to it quickly and have a blast. Others need a bit more practice.

Acme Bike Shuttle can give you and your friends a lift to the Slickrock trailhead... and if the Slickrock Trail isn't your thing, we'll hook you up with plenty of info on a number of trails throughout the area. From easy to advanced, we know the trails because we ride the trails. So grab a map, plan a visit to Moab, and call Acme Shuttle!

Photo from

Monday, August 27, 2007

Moab Event: Granny Gear/EAS 24 Hours of Moab

Acme Bike Shuttle Owner/Driver Kyle Mears will be racing in the 24 Hours of Moab with the Cannondale sponsored team. The event takes place this October, the 13-14th. As many of you may remember, last year Mother Nature threw a wrench into the works with some inclement weather. This year, however, she has personally promised us perfect riding temps and optimal conditions.

The event can always use more participants, more volunteers, and more cheering fans. For more information, visit Granny Gear Productions. Hope to see you at the race!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Must-Ride Trail: Porcupine Rim

Porcupine Rim is the quintessential Moab mountain bike trail: rocks, drops and spectacular views. If the 4-mile climb at the start doesn't take your breath away, the view of Castle Valley at the lookout certainly will. And Porcupine Rim's technical downhill singletrack is legendary.

This guy knows the real deal:
"I would recommend Kyle of Acme shuttle to get you up there, decent hard working, self employed kind of guy that loves what he does."

Thanks! Acme Shuttle tries hard to make your trip enjoyable. We'll get you, your bike, and your friends to the trailhead and ready to rock.

Quote, pic, and lots more info from

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rally on the Web!

If you've ever ridden with Acme Shuttle, you've seen Rally, the Jack Russel terrier who's definitely one of a kind. A happy Acme Shuttle customer snapped this photo of Rally attacking the windshield wipers on the way to Porcupine Rim.

More at »

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Acme Shuttle In The Press

"Moab is full of amazing people... Kyle who runs Acme Shuttle with his dog Rally."

July's issue of bike was all about Moab, and they gave Acme Shuttle a mention! Thanks bike! See you on the trails...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Welcome to the Acme Bike Shuttle Blog

We're busy getting our new web site ( up and running, as well as gearing up for the fall riding season. Autumn's the best time of year to ride in Moab, so if you're planning a trip down, we'll be happy to get you to the trailheads.