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Western Colorado RIDE Guide


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The need for speed

By Julie Norman

Purpose-built, fast, flowing trails and hero dirt just call out for speed. Lately, I’ve found myself with more confidence when it comes to speed. I’ve been lucky enough to get to ...


Outdoor briefs, May 14, 2017

By Staff

GJ Off-Road race set for this weekend The Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race is set for this weekend starting on Friday with the event’s downtown fat-tire criterium. Off-road ...


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RUNNER-UP MAVERICK

By Dale Shrull

Strategy, strategy, strategy — that’s what the bike racing is all about. Colorado Mesa had a good strategy on Sunday, but the result wasn’t quite what the Mavericks ...


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Shrull: Perseverance prevails for many para-cyclists

By Dale Shrull

Competitors went to the podium to accept their hard-earned national championship medals as the small crowd cheered and applauded. Athletes in wheelchairs rolled to the podium. Some used ...


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Cycling helped veteran through depression

By Dale Shrull

Depression and anger. That can be the ruthless, cruel result of an improvised explosive device. Tom Davis was smiling on Saturday. A satisfied smile tinged with tremendous fatigue. He ...


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Want to get away? Try some hidden gems in valley

By Julie Norman

Springtime on the bike trails in Grand Junction is, well, often crowded. Local bikers either have to just go with the flow and enjoy the crowds or head to hidden spots to escape them. This ...


Outside Briefs, April 1, 2017

By Staff

GJ Off-Road to have new singletrack section This year’s Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race will be a little different. Epic Rides announced that a new section of singletrack ...


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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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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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