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Get Out! Building a trail is an
 eye-opening experience

By Julie Norman

If I’m being honest, the first reason I decided to volunteer for COPMOBA’s recent trail building day was to alleviate a sense of guilt. I write about trails, I bike trails and I even run trails sometimes, but have I ever helped ...

Doctor’s orders: Get out and ride!

By Scott Mercier

Colorado is a treasure chest for those who love the outdoors: hunting, fishing, rafting, cycling, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and many others. But this is also a bit of a Pandora’s box, too, because it is rare to meet someone from ...

Weekend of work planned for Three Sisters bike trails

By Dave Buchanan

The long-term development and restoration of the popular Three Sisters bike trail complex along Monument Road continues this weekend and you’re invited to help. Mesa Land Trust, in partnership with the City of Grand Junction, Bureau of ...

Mountain bikers to celebrate new trail at 18 Road

By Duffy Hayes

Another season, and another new trail is planned at the popular 18 Road system north of Fruita. The mountain bike community will converge at 18 Road on Sunday to officially name and cut the ribbon on the latest addition to the network. This ...


Get Out! Breaking out the bike

By Julie Norman

Anticipation. That’s the feeling that comes over me with the first ride of bike season every year. Butterflies start fluttering about in my stomach, and I start thinking about every drop and ledge on the route I’m about to tackle. ...

Learn about our key trails

By Dave Buchanan

Take a walk, it’s good for you and the community. Stride or ride to the Walking and Biking Trails Summit on March 8 to learn more about the key role trails play in our community. The day-long event features presentations on the ...


Stay in shape with an indoor workout

By Staff

Indoor training. Those two words bring an intense emotional response depicting pure joy, the kind of joy you can only find during a prostate exam or a visit to the dentist. With daily temperatures topping out somewhere between freezing and ...


GET OUT! Butterknife anything but dull

By Julie Norman

In my quest to cover new territory this bike season I’ve ridden the Palisade Rim trail, the Ribbon trail and now Butterknife. This 13.5-mile trail is located about 5.6 miles up Little Park Road and promises to be one of the most ...

‘Beaver moon’ ride a great time for friends

By Scott Mercier

December, with its short days and cold temperatures, is normally the time of year that the bikes get put away and the skis come out. Although there is still plenty of winter yet, the unseasonably warm weather and lack of precipitation are ...


GET OUT! Black Friday ideas

By Julie Norman

Let’s face it: Christmas is just around the corner. Soon we’ll all be wandering aimlessly through Mesa Mall trying to find the right gift for every significant person in our lives. To make things slightly easier, here are some ...

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