Ride Info

Curve- Colorado National Monument

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES…

In addition to the great experience cycling this incredible red rock course, each participant will receive:

• A specially designed commemorative event jersey
• A ticket to the Harvest Moon Celebration post-ride lunch and party
• Energy replacing refreshments at the amply stocked aid stations
• Road support throughout the course
• A chance to win dozens of valuable prizes

 

The Colorado National Monument (a unit of the National Park System) requires all cyclists (regardless of whether they are in a cycling event or on their own) to have a white light that is visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a red light that is visible from at least 200 feet to the rear. The Monument has 3 tunnels, bored through solid rock, that does not have lights, thus the reason for the safety requirement. Also, all cyclists and supportvehicles are required to use the lights in the three tunnels (you may turn them off once you’ve exited, but for your safety we would advised to leave them on during your ride). If you do not have lights, you can purchase a Cateye Loop light set (front and Rear Lights) for $15 when you registerRead More

 

RIDE START TIME

Please plan to start your ride between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ALL riders MUST be on the road by 9:00 a.m. You must have lights on your bike, both Front and Rear when you are riding in the Monument. Click Here for more info on lights 

 

SCHEDULE

The weekend of October 3 & 4, there is plenty of things going on.  Make sure you check out all of our weekend activities and what Grand Junction has to offer.

 

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT

Colorado National Monument (a unit of the National Park System) preserves on of the grand landscapes of the American West. Bold, big, and brilliantly colored, this plateau-and-canyon country with its towering masses of naturally sculpted rock, embraces 32 square miles of rugged terrain.

The monument offers a variety of activities for visitors of all abilities and interests. Daily ranger guided talks and walks, Junior Ranger program for kids, hiking, bicycling, camping, picnicking and sightseeing are just a few of the exciting choices awaiting visitors.

 

Colorado National Monument is open year-round, 24 hours a day. The visitor center is open daily during the following hours:

Summer Hours: Memorial Day – September 30: 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Winter Hours: October – May: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

 

The visitor center has a staffed information desk, two 12-minute slideshows, an exhibit area and a bookstore which is operated by the Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA).  For more information: (970) 858-3617, www.nps.gov/colm

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REST – AID STATIONS

There will be three aid/rest stations on the course. Each aid/rest station will be stocked with water, energy drink, energy bars/snacks, fruit, bagels, trail mix etc… Please note that not all items will be available at all aid/rest stations:

Aid 1 – Shelledy Elementary School in Fruita
Aid 2 – Rim Rock Elementary School in Fruita
Aid 3 – Saddlehorn Picnic Area
Bathroom/Water Stop – Liberty Cap Trailhead

Riders must wear wristbands (supplied with registration) to obtain food.

Riders must wear wristbands (supplied with registration) to obtain food.

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WEATHER

Expect temperatures to be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s at the start with normal daytime highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.

 

BIKE SHIPPING

High Country Shipping specializes in ease of travel.  No more hauling your heavy bike case and luggage to and from the airport.  Bypass long check-in lines, skip the wait at baggage claim and have your bike case and  luggage waiting for you in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Click here for more info.

 

MASSAGES AFTER YOUR RIDE

What better way to cap off your 62 or 41mile ride than getting a massage from The Sports Massage Team, Colorado’s premier sports massage group. We can work out the kinks in those muscles before you get back into your car to head home, or get you ready to enjoy some more cycling the next day. We have 15, 30, and 60 minutes massage sessions available to work out whatever muscles need attention. With a price of just $20 per 15-minute session, you can afford to treat yourself right post ride. We accept cash and all major credit cards for your convenience. We’ll be inside right next to the dining area, simply follow the signs to the reward you deserve. If you want to sign up for the time you want before the ride, please contact peter@thesportsmassageteam.com

 

MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Throughout the course there will be mechanical support at all three aid stations. We do encourage you to bring your own tires and pumps, but they will be on site for another needs. If you need any last minute supplies please stop in to these great shops

 

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Over the Edge Sports

Come ride with us at OTE Fruita and we can assure you that you will understand what all the talk is about. Come ride with us!

202 East Aspen Ave, Fruita CO. 81521
970-858-7220
Open every day in season from 9-6.
fruitausa@otesports.com
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Brown Cycles

Traveling to Western Colorado and looking for the best place to rent a bike? Haven’t tried Mountain Biking yet and want to get some experience before you buy? Brown Cycles has the perfect rental plan for you and your family. Group rates are available. Day rates are 24 hours. Please call ahead to reserve your rental bike.

Click here for all the Brown Cycles weekend activities – coming soon

549 Main Street Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-245-7939
Open Mon-Sat 9-6 pm Sunday 10-2 pm
Info@Browncycles.com
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Ruby Canyon Cycles

Ruby Canyon Cycles is the premier shop in the greater Grand Valley area. Come on in and check us out!

301 Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-241-0141
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat: 9-5 Closed Sunday.
ryan@rubycanyoncycles.com
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