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Western Colorado RIDE Guide


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Not new, but much improved

By Julie Norman

Spring has officially sprung here in the valley, and we know bike tourist season won’t be far behind. So before Horsethief Bench gets too crowded, get out there and check it out! Why ...


Outside briefs, March 19, 2017

By Staff

COPMOBA sets bike trail talk for April 6 in Montrose The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) will host an open house in Montrose to discuss a proposed multi-use, ...


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Wide-ranging fun

By Dale Shrull

Slippery snow and too much speed are not a good combination. One particular rider couldn’t clamp down on the brakes too much but he wasn’t going too fast as the fast-approaching ...


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Get Out! Part-time winter is upon us

By Julie Norman

It’s “Sprinter” here in Western Colorado. You know, that time between winter and spring when we all get to choose our own adventures each weekend. There may be snow on the ...


Some suggestions to stuff the stocking of your favorite adventurer

By Julie Norman

If you aren’t one of those everything-must-be-done-by-Thanksgiving shoppers, there is still plenty of time to get some great gifts for the person in your life who loves biking and camping ...


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HITTING THE NEW TRAIL

By Dale Shrull

Nothing gets the heart rating going like a steep climb, or the opening of a new trail. For avid local mountain bikers, the plethora of trails in Mesa County offer plenty of challenges and fun ...


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Wealth of bike terrain makes local rider happy

By Julie Norman

This year, in particular, I’m finding it especially important to focus on gratitude and thankfulness. As another bike season slowly (thanks fall!) comes to an end, I want to share some ...


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Officials still awaiting final approval for 18 Road improvements

By Jon Mitchell

Federal land authorities will survey the 18 Road bike trail system for infrastructure improvements after the land north of Fruita was placed on the short list to receive grant money, a Mesa ...


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Fall in love

By Julie Norman

We’ve been traveling and adventuring fools this bike season, but we’ve still managed to find time for plenty of riding here at home. We’ve been sticking to a routine of ...


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New race series to kick off in October

By Staff

The Mountain and Desert Race series, Urban Tread Adventures, is gearing up for the upcoming season, which starts on Oct. 1. This five-race series features cyclocross and running races on ...


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Reaching new heights

By Dale Shrull

Noah Spears came zipping down a stretch of singletrack lined with aspen trees and took aim at the center of the rock. The dirt trail went right over the rock, and Spears went airborne. As he ...


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Powderhorn’s Mountain Bike Race Series

By Dale Shrull

Scenes and comments from competitors at Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s Mountain Bike Race Series.  ...


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How I spent my summer vacation

By Julie Norman

It seems an odd time to be writing this, since it’s only August, but everyone’s kids are back in school and so I suppose a “how I spent my vacation” brief is rather ...


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‘A good change’

By Jon Mitchell

The 18 Road mountain bike trails north of Fruita have gotten a lot more attention over the years. Back in 2005, according to Chris Pipkin of the Bureau of Land Management, an estimated 33,000 ...


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IT DOESN’T ADD UP

By Julie Norman

It seems as though we are constantly surrounded by numbers these days. How many miles did you ride? You should exercise 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day! How many calories did you burn? How ...


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

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