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Western Colorado RIDE Guide


What is Cyclocross?

By Dale Shrull

What is Cyclocross racing? Competitors take time to explain it.  ...


Urban adventurers

By Dale Shrull

Bicycle racing in the fall? Off-road racing? While many people are moving their bikes into storage after a long spring and summer of riding, others discovered the Mountain and Desert Racing ...


Salty Treads race tests cyclocross ‘frienemies’

By Dale Shrull

With a twisting, turning course that went from grass to dirt with big and little obstacles, it was cyclocross racing at its best. Saturday’s Salty Treads race was the fifth of six races ...


Haggerty giving proceeds from book to Riverfront Trail Project

By Staff

Bill Haggerty loves the outdoors and has the worn and tattered boots to prove it. When it comes to hiking in the Grand Valley, Haggerty is the go-to source for hitting the region’s ...

Rider and the Wolf

By Dale Shrull

Long before anyone even thought about taking to the mountains on a bicycle, Mike Rust was building mountain bikes. Through the 1980s, he welded and molded bike frames to be durable enough to ...

COPMOBA meeting a wealth of information

By Julie Norman

I mountain bike two to three times per week most months of the year. I write this column, which is almost exclusively dedicated to biking, and I help produce our RIDE magazine each year. Yet, ...


Get Out and ride

By Julie Norman

I thought about titling this, “How I spent my summer vacation,” but then I realized our trips this year started back in May, which is technically spring. It’s been quite the ...


Trail ready for riders

By Dale Shrull

Bob Nicholson and Terry Klishbaugh looked perplexed. It was a puzzle and the piece wasn’t quite fitting like they hoped. The piece in question was a large flat rock, and the puzzle they ...

Get Out! Brain games reinvigorate tired trails

By Julie Norman

Do you find yourself in the doldrums of summer riding the same trails over and over? Have you ridden Horsethief Bench or Pet Y Kes so many times you start to wonder if you could, in fact, do ...


On a quest for the perfect trail

By Dale Shrull

Where to ride? It’s the question every mountain biker has asked. Great trails and fun riding is always the quest. It’s the equivalent of an angler’s favorite fishing hole, ...

Get Out! A few places to go for longer rides, fewer people

By Julie Norman

When we’re planning weekend or after-work rides, one of two questions often pops up: How can we avoid the crowds? Or, how can we make that ride longer? Here are several ways to do ...


Five ways to get out and ride

By Julie Norman

Spring has sprung, with windy days and unpredictable temperatures. None of that, however, will keep us dedicated mountain bikers and hikers off of the trails. We’ll be out there, wind or ...

Get Out! Building a trail a way to give back to bike community

By Julie Norman

A few weeks ago I got to be a part of an amazing trail-work day. I set out that morning with plans to help build the Time Machine trail, in honor of Tim Sewell, and the Curt’s Lane ...

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 ...

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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".

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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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