BLM Considers Mega Bike Festival for Grand JunctionBy Steve Casimiro on November 27th, 2012
If you’ve ridden Fruita but not Grand Junction you’re missing out. Lunch Loops, among others, are more than worthy, with smooth dirt like Fruita but plenty of rocky challenges, like Moab. And now the BLM is seeking public input on holding a race/weekend mountain bike festival next September to draw attention to the extensive trail system. Guide and promotor Epic Rides first brought the idea to city officials with the goal of having the race be a marathon distance, circuiting town, running through Lunch Loop, as well as Butterknife and Megellan trails — the BLM wants public comment because shuttering local singletrack is never a good deal if the locals don’t feel a benefit. FYI it’s BLM land, so you don’t have to be a Grand Junction local to weigh in. Via NBC 11.
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