Dierks Bentley took to Instagram this week to share photos of some recent Colorado biking adventures and to share some good news about 2021. The photos show Bentley with a few friends and a few dogs, biking through snow on a mountain. In the caption, the singer called the scene his new “office,” saying that he’s been listening to mixes of his new music while canvassing the hills. He also teased that he’s planning a 2021 tour if touring resumes next year.
“My new favorite “office”….fat bike season,” he wrote. “Listening to music and new mixes. and getting more optimistic each day about next year. We have an awesome tour lined up…just need the green light. #living”
Bentley and his family have been living in Colorado since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation in March. The singer said in an interview this fall that the move has allowed him to “make up for lost time” in regards to time with his family and time spent doing the things he loves. Over the course of the past months, Bentley has shared many snaps of his new mountain biking hobby, and he event participated in a 50 mile bike race in July.
“Being out where I am now, there’s a lot of bike riding and it’s good to meet people, and that’s what they do after school drop off, or whatever, they go on these bike rides, so I’m just trying to keep up with them,” he told a group of reporters, including Sounds Like Nashville. “The 50 mile bike race was definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It was six and a half hours in 40 degree weather, it was raining, it was muddy, and 7000 feet of vertical climbing. I mean, it was insane. But it’s fun to accomplish something like that.”
“I definitely feel like I’m in good shape in that regard and after years of living pretty unhealthily, it’s good to feel that way, so just trying to meet the moment where it is and do what is available to do out there while I can before I hopefully get back to work,” he added. Bentley has already started getting back to work in preparation for busy new year, as he released his new single, “Gone,” in October.