Thursday, October 23, 2014

Millennials in Motion:

Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy

The U.S. PIRG has released a report that summarizes changes that have occurred in young Americans’ transportation attitudes and behaviors over the past decade.  
 [Sound familiar?]

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Riverfront Trail Dedication

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You are cordially invited to the
Monument View Trail Grand Opening

Please join us as we proudly celebrate the grand opening of the Monument View Trail section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail Project in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
at the Walter Walker State Wildlife Area

Railroad Ave., Grand Junction, Colorado
The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., lasting approximately one hour and feature guest speakers from the Colorado Riverfront Trail Project partner organizations and Great Outdoors Colorado. Light refreshments will be served.

Bring your walking shoes or bicycle, the trail will be open to the public for non-motorized travel after the ceremony.

Guests from the press are welcome to arrive 15 minutes early for equipment set up.

Please direct questions to:
Michele Rohrbach, Colorado Riverfront Commission, or by phone: 970-683-4333.
On behalf of all our Colorado Riverfront Trail partners, thank you.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

August 29-31: Grand Junction Off-Road MTB endurance event and community concert


The Hot Tomato Klunker Krit is raging again on August 29 at 6pm in downtown Grand Junction.  Decorate bicycles at 4th & Main then band together at the start line on 3rd & Main.  Hot Tomato schwag awarded to the most creative participants. Bring the whole family.  Eat dinner downtown and watch the Fat Tire Criterium races from 6:15-7pm.

Visit to read about at the details.

Helping this event supports a tourism-based economy that values urban and recreational trails.  Volunteer as a downtown or trail course marshal!  Stuff amateur rider goodie bags and then stuff your face with Pablo’s pizza this Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6-8pm!  Email to join the fun.


August 31:     Kids' Ride 

So darn adorable.

September 6: Tour of the Valley

Great Beer!     Great Food!    Live Music!      A course for every cyclist!     

Register at before Friday, August 22 and save $10.

Tour of the Valley      September 6, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy Bike to Work Day (insert bicycle bell here)

6:30-9:00am FREE breakfast
- the Doubletree Hotel
- GJ City Hall
- Palisade Plaza
- Fruita Rec Center

5:00-6:30pm Happy Hour Specials @ the Afterglow Socials

Edgewater Brewery in Grand Junction


Join us for the Palisade Afterglow Party at the Palisade Brewery.  If you are coming from outside of Palisade and would like to ride your bike to the party, but find the commute to be too long or intimidating, join Palisade Rec at Palisade High School for a group park and ride.  We will meet riders at 5:30pm on the east end of the PHS parking lot.  The group will leave no later than 5:45pm to head to the Brewery. The event will feature drink and food specials for cyclists, plus great door prizes for riders!  Don’t forget your helmet and bike lock.  

Contact Sarah Brooks at 464-5602 if you have questions.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wednesday - Free Breakfast - BYO Bicycle

 The final week of Bike Month is here! Which means Bike to Work Day is in this Wednesday! Don't forget to bring your bike to work and ride to breakfast downtown (City Hall), Fruita Recreation Center, Double Tree Hotel on Horizon, or the Palisade Plaza.

 Also, check out the calendar at for this week's event information; this week's events include bike rides and Afterglows at the local breweries and downtown Fruita!

For more tips about biking to work, visit:  Always ride your bicycle like you drive your car by obeying all traffic laws.  Enjoy your daily bicycle commute!

Check out Mesa County's Bike to Work video featuring members of our community. Click here to watch.

Just a reminder of an opportunity to participate -
Thursday, June 26th from 7 - 8 p.m.
For details on how to call-in click below:
Telephone Town Hall

Monday, June 16, 2014

FREE Breakfast - BYO Bicycle!!

Are you ready for Colorado Bike To Work Day on Wednesday, June 25?  

Go to for the details on FREE breakfast from 6:30-9:00am in FOUR locations:

 -  @ the Palisade Plaza,

 -  @ the Fruita Rec Center,

and two in Grand Junction - 
 -  @ the Double Tree hotel on Horizon Drive

 -  @ City Hall water fountain on 5th & White

If you aren't a morning person, catch the Afterglow happy hour at Edgewater Brewery!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bike & Bite Wednesday

How to Get to Work on Your Bike
Wednesday, June 11th from 12:15-12:45pm
St. Mary’s Hospital, Columbine CafĂ© Patio, Entrance 1
Lunch kindly provided by St. Mary’s Hospital

Have you considered switching gears and bicycling your daily commute? Does the thought make you nervous?
This class will prepare you for bicycle commuting in our Grand Valley. Discussion topics include hand signals, proper helmet fit, urban cycling rules and tips, as well as mapping your ride from point A to point B and obstacles along the way. Enjoy a delicious FREE lunch.

Free class, lunch, and chance to win a prize
with reservation to