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Western Colorado RIDE Guide


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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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TICKET TO RIDE

By Dale Shrull

Rider after rider zipped back to the Flat Top Flyer for another trip to the top. Smiling and excited, riders couldn’t wait for the high-speed lift to whisk them back up to enjoy another ...


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Get Out! Not middle of the road

By Julie Norman

We’re lucky folks to live in a state where mountain biking is possible almost all year. Except for January and February (and sometimes even then if you have a fat bike) it’s ...


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The downhill thrill

By Dale Shrull

Mountain biking at ski resorts has long been a destination for those looking for high-speed thrills. As summer approaches, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is set to join the list of ski resorts ...


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Get Out! Question everything

By Julie Norman

On a recent snowy spring camping and biking trip to Cortez and Durango, we reminded ourselves of this: the main goal of a bike trip is to ride every day. This is often easier said than done as ...


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Get Out! The power of pedaling

By Julie Norman

Two years ago, I participated in and wrote about the April 30 Days of Biking Challenge. The challenge is social-media based, though you can “pledge” to do it on ...


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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 ...


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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