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The Grand Valley: an endurance athlete’s mecca?

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By Brent Steinberg LTR Sports The Grand Valley is known for providing cyclists with world-class mountain bike trails. However, there’s much more than just great trail riding. The Grand Valley is one of the most overlooked places for ...


Double your pleasure

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“Whoa, no way!  I’ve never seen one of those before.  How do you…?” During the past 12 years we have started countless trailside conversations this way. One thing about a mountain tandem: it is a great ...


Grand Valley Bikes promotes bike safety through schools

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By Grand Valley Bikes http://www.gjcyclists.blogspot.com The City of Grand Junction, in partnership with Grand Valley Bikes (GVB) was awarded $38,000 in 2011 by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program ...


Ever tried a guided ride? Here’s why you might consider it

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By Sarah Mah Desert Rat Tours Guides know the area and can do so much more than just lead you out on the trails. There are a few reason why you would hire a guide to show you around. The most obvious being the ease of following. There is no ...

Trails, trails, trails

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By Scott Winans President, COPMOBA Trails, trails trails – they’re what we’re drawn to, and what serve as the most basic part of this mountain biking experience. Where did they come from? How do they get here? They ...

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BMX thrives in the Grand Valley

By Penny Stine

Looking for a sport for the whole family? One that combines fun, athletics, competition and thrills and can be pursued all year? Look no farther than Orchard Mesa, where you can get hooked on BMX racing on almost any given ...


When it comes to high school sports, this team would rather be RIDIN’

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Steven Adams grew up on a bike. Despite having loads of athletic ability — he’s competed in BMX races for seven years — he’s never been able to represent his school on a team sport. Until now. High school athletics ...

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Get LOOPY: The long and short of the area’s best rides

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Trails in the Grand Valley are ranked in the top five in America by most mountain bikers. There are trails for everyone from beginner to the pro-level rider wanting a break from the race course. The Grand Valley has three trail systems: The ...

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