A ride back in time

The L'Eroica re-creates historic cycling race held in late 1800s

Chris Brown, left, Tony Bruton, center, and Erik Mestas pedal along Main Street during a recent Tweed Training Ride, which prepares the riders for The L’Eroica, a 102-mile ride from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs — a re-creation of a ride that took place in the late 1800s.



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Chris Brown, left, Tony Bruton, center, and Erik Mestas pedal along Main Street during a recent Tweed Training Ride, which prepares the riders for The L’Eroica, a 102-mile ride from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs — a re-creation of a ride that took place in the late 1800s.

Before outdoor enthusiasts enjoyed the Grand Valley’s roads and trails perched atop bikes sporting carbon-fiber frames and sophisticated gear and suspension systems, there were simpler…




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