AN EPIC DAY IN THE SADDLE

 

Tour the unique landscapes of the American West

All cyclists will start and finish at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. The ride will begin with a spectacular trek through the Colorado National Monument. After exiting the Monument, riders may elect to tackle a metric century through the beautiful farm country and surrounding areas of Fruita or opt for the classic 41-mile loop back to GJ.

LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED

The Colorado National Monument requires all cyclists (regardless of whether they are in an organized 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 three tunnels, bored through solid rock, that are not lit, thus the reason for the safety requirement. All cyclists and support vehicles are required to use the lights in the three tunnels. You may turn them off once you’ve exited, but for your safety we advise that you leave them on the duration of the ride.

The Classic Loop (41-Miles)

The Metric Century (62-Miles)

RIDE START TIME

This is NOT a race, you may start your ride between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. ALL riders MUST be on the road by 8:30 a.m. and have a front and rear light in order to ride through the Monument.

AID STATIONS

There will be three to four aid stations on the course. Each aid station will be stocked with water, energy drink, nutrition bars/snacks, fruit, bagels, trail mix, etc. Please note, it is possible that each aid stations may not be stocked with all the same items. Aid Station details – mileage, location and hours of operation – will be shared in the near future.

WRISTBAND/LIGHT CHECK

Staff will be at the east entrance of the Monument to check if you have a wristband and lights; both are required to enter and continue your ride per our permit stipulations with the National Park Service. Please make them visible to staff and park employees and know that this “check point” is not an aid station and will not have refreshments or toilets.  The entrance needs to remain free of congestion so not to inconvenience the Monument’s daily visitors.

SAG SUPPORT

Sag wagons will drive the course with water and be available to assistance riders experiencing mechanical difficulties or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared to change your own flats and handle minor repairs.

PRIVATE SAGS

For the safety of all riders, private SAG vehicles are not allowed on the course.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Throughout the course there will be bike technicians at each aid station. We strongly encourage you to bring a spare tube and CO2 cartridges in the case of a flat. Prior to the tour, if you require any last minute supplies or services, please visit one of our partnering shops:

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Over the Edge Sports

Come ride with us at OTE Fruita and experience first hand what all the talk is about!

202 East Aspen Ave.
Fruita, CO 81521
970-858-7220

Open every day in season from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.

549 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-245-7939
Open Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Info@Browncycles.com

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Ruby Canyon Cycles

Ruby Canyon Cycles is the premier shop in the greater Grand Valley area. Pay them a visit!

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