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On a quest for the perfect trail

By Dale Shrull

Where to ride? It’s the question every mountain biker has asked. Great trails and fun riding is always the quest. It’s the equivalent of an angler’s favorite fishing hole, but for mountain bikers, they seem to be less ...

Get Out! A few places to go for longer rides, fewer people

By Julie Norman

When we’re planning weekend or after-work rides, one of two questions often pops up: How can we avoid the crowds? Or, how can we make that ride longer? Here are several ways to do both. At Kokopelli Trails If you’re looking to ...


Five ways to get out and ride

By Julie Norman

Spring has sprung, with windy days and unpredictable temperatures. None of that, however, will keep us dedicated mountain bikers and hikers off of the trails. We’ll be out there, wind or no, every weekend from now until it snows again, ...

Get Out! Building a trail a way to give back to bike community

By Julie Norman

A few weeks ago I got to be a part of an amazing trail-work day. I set out that morning with plans to help build the Time Machine trail, in honor of Tim Sewell, and the Curt’s Lane reroute. When I arrived at Lunch Loop, lots of people ...

COPMOBA: Coming Attractions

By Julie Norman

Here are some coming attractions for this year by COPMOBA chapter: Grand Valley Chapter April 11 and 12 Time Machine Build Day (3 Sisters Park) Upper Curt’s Lane Re-route (Lunch Loop) Spring/Summer Numerous maintenance days throughout ...

Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade Mountain Biking Maps

By Julie Norman

Mountain biking maps for Grand Junction and Fruita’s world class Kokopelli, 18 Road and Lunch Loop can be found in this year’s RIDE magazine and also by clicking the individual links below.  These maps are great for pulling ...

COPMOBA and community

By Special to the Sentinel

Hello trail riding friends, We’re quickly tearing into that time of year when our local trails host a mass of riders, both us locals and the throngs of visitors intent on enjoying our wealth of trail nirvana in Western Colorado.  ...

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Trail etiquette tips for mountain bikers

By Julie Norman

1. Yield to uphill riders.  It’s easier for you to stop and get started again than it is for someone climbing. 2. Yield to hikers and horse riders.  Often hikers will yield to you, but you should still be prepared to stop for ...

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Triathlon Racing: How to get started

By Special to the Sentinel

How to get into Triathlons (tri-ath-lon) By Adam Sczech, LTR Bike Shop, Grand Junction, CO Triathlon races consist of three different sports: swimming, running, and biking. They are a not only a good time but also a good way ...

CMU Cycling Team is on the right path

By Special to the Sentinel

Colorado Mesa’s cycling team heads into the spring road cycling season in position to win another USA Cycling national omnium championship. The Mavericks are currently in first place through three disciplines with two more to go. They ...

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