Back Forty added to 18-Hour Trail

Even if you can’t (or don’t care to) ride a mountain bike for 18 hours straight, you can enjoy the same scenery without the blisters, thanks to some new trails at Highline Lake State Park.

The park recently opened a new trail, a .9-mile loop named the Back Forty, to the existing 18-Hour Trail, bringing the trail’s total length to 6.42 miles.

The trail, you recall, is what the hard-core riders beat up during the Fruita Fat Tire Fest’s 18 Hours of Fruita race. You can watch the race, or at least parts of it, May 7–8 as teams of up to eight spirited riders vie to complete the most miles of mountain biking over an 18-hour span.

Maybe that townie ride around Grand Junction is too tame, eh?

WHAT: New single-track bike trails to test your skills and increase your fun.

WHERE: The 18-Hour Trail at Highline Lake State Park.

WHEN: Open now, with the 18 Hours of Fruita race set for May 7–8.

HOW: Information or for a map of the 18-Hour Trail, contact Highline Lake State Park 858-7208 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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