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Western Colorado RIDE Guide

COPMOBA: Coming Attractions

By Julie Norman

Here are some coming attractions for this year by COPMOBA chapter: Grand Valley Chapter April 11 and 12 Time Machine Build Day (3 Sisters Park) Upper Curt’s Lane Re-route (Lunch ...

Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade Mountain Biking Maps

By Julie Norman

Mountain biking maps for Grand Junction and Fruita’s world class Kokopelli, 18 Road and Lunch Loop can be found in this year’s RIDE magazine and also by clicking the individual ...

COPMOBA and community

By Special to the Sentinel

Hello trail riding friends, We’re quickly tearing into that time of year when our local trails host a mass of riders, both us locals and the throngs of visitors intent on enjoying our ...

Etiquette foot

Trail etiquette tips for mountain bikers

By Julie Norman

1. Yield to uphill riders.  It’s easier for you to stop and get started again than it is for someone climbing. 2. Yield to hikers and horse riders.  Often hikers will yield to ...

Triathlon Photo

Triathlon Racing: How to get started

By Special to the Sentinel

How to get into Triathlons (tri-ath-lon) By Adam Sczech, LTR Bike Shop, Grand Junction, CO Triathlon races consist of three different sports: swimming, running, and biking. ...

CMU Cycling Team is on the right path

By Special to the Sentinel

Colorado Mesa’s cycling team heads into the spring road cycling season in position to win another USA Cycling national omnium championship. The Mavericks are currently in first place ...

All about Fat Bikes

By Special to the Sentinel

by: Brad Stewart, Bicycle Outfitters, Grand Junction, Co There is a new distraction for bikers.  It’s an untraditional alternative to mountain biking, the newest experience in ...

Burn Lap

How to Pack for the trails you’re riding

By Special to the Sentinel

by: Keith Kitchens, The Bike Shop, Grand Junction, CO Ready to hit the trails? Here are a few suggestions for what to take with you on a variety of rides: BURN LAP – tube, CO2 canister ...

Rustler’s Loop photo

Advanced biking tips: steep rollers, drops, rock gardens and switchbacks

By Julie Norman

Mastering various bike skills takes time and patience, and sometimes even a little blood.  Hopefully our tips and the videos we’ve linked will help you advance your own skills ...

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A Bicycling Classic

By Special to the Sentinel

By John Hodge The Grand Junction area offers a variety of good road cycling routes, but the crown jewel has to be Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument. Around here we think it’s ...

Stagnant singletrack

Has some of your singletrack become stagnant?

By Julie Norman

Have you ever found yourself riding the same trails over and over? Sometimes we do this because we just really enjoy a particular ride (Lion’s and Mack Ridge for me). Other times we find ...

Mary Thom ride photo

How to get your significant other to mountain bike

By Special to the Sentinel

By Heather O’Brien Photos courtesy of Heather O’Brien I am nuts about biking. I’m so nuts that I, a teacher, spend my summer vacations working at The Bike Shop because I ...

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Tips for a successful mountain bike ride with your kids

By Julie Norman

1. If you have very small children, consider investing in a Strider bike. Strider bikes don’t have pedals, so kids can push along with their feet, but can also pick up their feet in ...

Demo Days - Bike Shop

Buying the mountain bike best suited for you

By Special to the Sentinel

Story and photo by Keith Kitchens, The Bike Shop It’s time for a new mountain bike. How do you get the best bike for you? With so many choices on the market today it can be ...

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Ready to race?

By Sparky Moir

So, you’ve decided that you want to compete in a bike race. Awesome! Racing is a wonderful way to progress as a rider, to see how your bike handling skills and fitness stacks up against ...

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Commuter Routes in Grand Junction

Click the thumbnail for a larger version of the city's best commuter routes.
For a more detailed map click here then, under the map legend, choose "trails" then "urban trails current".

Check out the trails

More Grand Junction bike videos

COPMOBA, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Biking Association, provides information on trail maintenance, building and advocacy. is a great resource for bike maps, trail descriptions and trip reports for Colorado and Utah.


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