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CBB Hut Trip Adventure by Jeff Johnson
August 26, 2015

I was lucky enough to win the Colorado Backcountry Biker (CBB) mountain bike hut trip at the COPMOBA/CMU fundraiser in March. The trip was donated by CBB of Fruita, CO owner, Kevin Godar, and shop manager, Tony Uriguen. Kevin was very helpful in organizing, planning and delivering a first class, three-day adventure into the Dominguez Canyon. My friend who joined me on the trip, Nick Bierman, and I met at CBB in Fruita for a brief orientation and then it was off to the drop point for our first day of riding. We added some extra miles and ended up with nearly 40 miles. We arrived at the hut to find our bags waiting as well a cooler full of beer and soda and another cooler full of food to be cooked on the grill. In addition, there was a fully stocked [more...]

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COPMOBA Awarded $8000 REI Stewardship Grant for Ridgway Project!
May 14, 2015


The Ridgway Area Trails (RAT) Chapter of the C
olorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Inc. (COPMOBA) has been awarded a $8,000 grant from REI to support the Ridgway Area Trails wayfinding sign project and trail enhancements! Congratulations RAT Chapter!

"We are excited to provide your organization with funding, but more importantly we are committed to strengthen
ing our partnership.  Working together, we hope to build greater awareness of your efforts to care for and increase access to the outdoor recreation places where our members and customers play, as well as REI’s investment in your organization." - Kristan Ragain, Community Affairs Program Manger, REI

We will keep you updated on the project as it progresses.

Thank You!


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New COPMOBA Coordinator Announced!
September 18, 2014

Hello COPMOBA,

Our search for a new coordinator for the organization is complete. The opening prompted interest by a wide array of very qualified and capable people, and we were fortunate to be able to work with so many great possibilities.

I'd like to introduce our new coordinator for COPMOBA - Kristina Kittelson. The board believes that Kristina will deftly provide the skills to support the organization today and aid in moving COPMOBA forward into new challenges. Kristina is passionate about mountain biking. A short introduction;

Kristina started mountain biking in 2001 and has been hooked on Grand Valley singletrack ever since. She has mountain biked all over the Western United Sates including Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, and Oregon but thinks the best mountain bike trails are right here in our backyard. She is passionate about mountain biking and has been involved with COPMOBA since [more...]
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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...]
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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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