How Fruita, Moab began to draw mountain bikers

CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON/The Daily Sentinel—Mountain bicycles line the sidewalk outside a store in Fruita. Eighteen Fruita Fat Tire Festivals later, the small city is every bit the mountain biking destination that Troy Rarick and other mountain biking enthusiasts envisioned



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CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON/The Daily Sentinel—Mountain bicycles line the sidewalk outside a store in Fruita. Eighteen Fruita Fat Tire Festivals later, the small city is every bit the mountain biking destination that Troy Rarick and other mountain biking enthusiasts envisioned

One’s an old uranium-mining town. Another rests smack dab in the middle of oil and gas country. From unlikely blue-collar roots, two of the planet’s premier mountain biking…




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