COPMOBA - Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Inc
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Tour de Bloom on the Kokopelli Trail
June 4, 2014

Last week I had the opportunity to ride the 150 mile Kokopelli Trail from Grand Junction to Moab with a group on the annual ride called the Tour de Bloom.  The “bloom” is for the many wildflowers and cactus that are showing their beautiful colors along this high desert trail.  It is a fund-raising event put on by COPMOBA (Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association) for the past 20 years.  It has been many years since I rode this trail and the date of the event usually conflicts with finals weeks of the geology class I teach at the Montrose Campus of Colorado Mesa University.  However, this year I committed to it back in January and pulled a nearly all-nighter to grade exams and submit final grades before I left on this epic 4-day, fully supported bike ride.  Hopefully, my experience and photos will be of interest to you whether [more...]
Posted by Laurie Brandt


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Tour de Bloom Arm Twisting
May 7, 2014

By Chris Muhr

It seems that every now and then we have a year on the Tour de Bloom when we don’t get a full field of riders.  2014 is one of those years….I’m not sure why, it could be because it was a long winter and nobody feels like A: they look good in bike clothes, B: they aren’t in good enough shape to do the tour, C: they don’t want to miss the Saturday re-run of “Dancing with the Stars”.
Let me go through a few reasons why you might want to  reconsider your decision and go on the Tour de Bloom this year…A: very few people look “good” in bike clothes and those people are usually found in bike magazines or the trailhead parking lot and would never consider a challenge like Loma to Moab because they will be sweaty and have helmet hair. B: [more...]
Posted by Chris Muhr
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Three Sisters Update and Trail Dedication
September 11, 2013

The Three Sisters Property acquisition has been an enormous success for the Grand Junction community. The 130 acres was purchased by the Mesa Land Trust in June of 2012. In that same transaction, the Land Trust placed a conservation easement on the property that will protect it forever as public open space and deeded it over to the City of Grand Junction.

Youth and Family Friendly Mountain Bike trails
While the City of Grand Junction and the Bureau of Land Management officially co-manage the property, COPMOBA and the Mesa Land Trust have joined in to design and build family friendly mountain bike trails on the property that connect with existing trails at the Lunch Loop trail area. The first trail building day took place in October of 2012 that completed the loop that extends an existing beginner trail at Lunch Loop. In the April of 2013, COPMOBA, BLM, and [more...]
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Grand Junction Off Road - Epic Rides
August 22, 2013

If you're looking for something to do Labor Day Weekend, look no further than Downtown Grand Junction and the Luch Loops mtn biking area!  The innaugural Grand Junction Off Road will take place with fun activities and racing all weekend!

Here's a quick race description, and for more information you can go to the web site!
Featuring the world class Lunch Loops and neighboring trail systems, the “Grand” courses will start and finish on Main Street in downtown Grand Junction, and take participants of all skill levels through an assortment of terrain while traversing the Tabeguache trail system (pronounced Tab-uh-Watch) to the distant reaches of the Magellan loop.
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2nd Annual Clunker Hunt
March 19, 2013

The 2nd annual Clunker Hunt will be on April 27th 2013 during the Fruita Fat Tire Festival.

This fun and challenging scavenger hunt will begin at 2pm, on Saturday at the Fruita Civic center. Sign up with a teammate and join in the task of completing crazy stunts at selected checkpoints and finish the event with the fastest time.

Bring your favorite bike, helmet and costume and be prepared for some fat tire fun.

Entry fees are $25.00 per team and will include a free beer for everyone over 21 plus some other great stuff.

After the hunt enjoy music and brews at the festival headquarters. There will be cool trophies for the first three places. Your contributions to participate in this event will help support  COPMOBA and more trails!

Register Today!
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