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Western Colorado RIDE Guide


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Get Out! Basic training

By Julie Norman

Squeeeeeeee. Squeak squeak squeak. Ping! Rattattatatatat! What IS that noise? Many times I’ve had to stop on the trail after asking myself this question. Is it a brake rubbing? A shifter ...


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State funds help Grand Valley Ranger District maintain OHV trails in area national forests

By Staff

Your face is dusty, your ATV muddy and your adrenaline is at an all-time high. You have just finished riding one of your favorite trails in Grand Mesa National Forest and couldn’t be ...


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Get Out! Some tips to consider for this biking season

By Julie Norman

My dad is fond of doling out bits of wisdom and advice. I’d say I use it about 50 percent of the time. Southern dialect reigns in most everything he says, and it’s especially true ...


Grand Junction 2016 RIDE Mountain Bike Magazine

By Julie Norman

The 2016 RIDE Mountain and Road biking magazine is here! In it you can find great maps of the area, with QR codes, plus lots of great articles trails to ride and things to do in Grand Junction, ...


Intersection Maps added to Lunch Loop

By Julie Norman

by: Chris Muhr Thanks to our local cartographer John Hodge and COPMOBA, we now have intersection maps at the Lunch Loop/Tabeguache, 3 Sisters Trail System. These new maps are COPMOBA’s ...


It’s great to be a kid!

By Julie Norman

Best rides for kids: The pump track and bike park at Lunch Loop, along with Kid’s Meal and Hop, Skip and a Jump. While trails at Lunch Loop tend to be rockier than most, we’ve ...


An interview with MAD Racing’s John Knish

By Julie Norman

John Knish is the man behind many races in the Grand Valley, including the Cyclocross series and the Rumble at 18 Road.  Here he answers a few questions for us. TDS: Cyclocross seemed to ...


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What is Cyclocross?

By Dale Shrull

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


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


For even more articles on mountain and road biking, click here!


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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