Happenings - October 2005
Lone Pine Adventures -
Harley’s and ATV’s
300 S. Main
Moab UT 84532
of the newest businesses in Moab is Lone Pine Adventures, described
by General Manager James Love as “a work in progress.” Open
for just two months, it’s possible now to rent an Arctic
Cat or Honda Sport ATV or an assortment of Harley Davidson
motorcycles. In the near future, this business site in the
former Zion’s bank
building, will also house Ballistix Sports, a dealership for
Arctic Cat ATV’s and accessories as well as used ATV’s
and motorcycles. It will be the only such dealership in Moab.
James Love came to Moab from his home base in Nephi, Utah where he managed
a similar sports store. He has a degree in business from Utah Valley State
College. Because he has lived all his life in small Utah towns, he has
a good feeling about relocating to Moab. His wife, an elementary teacher,
and their three children will follow shortly. Love believes the interest
in ATV’s and motorcycles will only grow as people realize how much
fun they can be and how gas efficient they are.
“Europeans love Harley’s,” Love says. “They see them
as the great ‘American Icon.’” It is the dream of many foreign
tourists to drive a big machine like a Harley Heritage, to dress themselves in
leathers and ride into the desert wind. Europeans have already had experience
with motorcycles as many use them for transportation in their home countries.
They come with their operating license in hand and are ready to rent a Harley.
Anyone renting a street bike must have a license.
By contrast, the automatic ATV’s are easy to operate and do not require
a license for those over 21. If someone is 16 and has an adult along, they
may also drive an ATV. A Youth License is required for those who are younger
than 16. “ATV’s are a great family adventure,” says Love.
will trailer the rentals to an off-road location and pick the people up
at the end of their ride. Rentals are for half a day, a whole day, or even
overnight. Safety measures, a map, desert etiquette, and riding instructions
are given. A helmet comes with the rental. All are encouraged to wear the
colorful protective gear, though helmets are only required for riders 16
As with most businesses of this kind, Love hopes that when people rent
a motorcycle or an ATV, they will fall in love with it and want to buy
one. That’s why he is positioning the Lone Pine Adventures to include
the Ballistix Sport dealership. Locals and tourists can buy their own machines
and accessories, get service on their equipment, and join others in the
area. In the future, Love also wants to provide tours led by experienced
Love has lots of plans for the former bank. The building is large, the
dreams many. As soon as the dealership is in place, Love plans to have
a Grand Opening. In the meantime, you can visit the store at 300 S. Main,
near Walker’s drugs. Current hours are 8am to 6 pm.