Heading out to Fruita with what will probably be a small group of friends (likely only 2 or 3). If anyone wants to join us, here's the plan:
I'm going to arrive late Thursday night (prob around 8 or 9) and grab a camp site at 18 Rd (hopefully for free). Ride Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'm planning on heading back to Denver around 2ish on Sunday.
These rides will be fun rides with a solid group of riders who are intermediate when it comes to cardio & endurance, and a blend of intermediate to advanced when it comes to technical ability, so if you're out to win some medal you'll probably be bored with us, and if you've got virtually no experience on a mountain bike you'll probably be a little intimidated by some of the stuff we ride. Bearing all that in mind, though, anyone is welcome to join us. We will stop at all intersections to regroup, won't drop people, and will have a great time!
CONTACT: Feel free to call or text if you have any trouble finding places or any questions: (720) 289-7290. I think cell service at camp is spotty, but I will respond if I have service and get your messages.
We'll try to camp at the PAY CAMPING AREA near the end of 18 Road (GPS coords: [masked], [masked]). Camping is about $10 per site and the sites have picnic tables and fire rings. If the paid area is full the backup plan is to camp in the free area (GPS coords that will get you close:[masked], [masked] - There is an obvious trailhead on the west side of the dirt road... the free camping is on the east side of the dirt road - you may not be able to see it from the road since it's behind a hill, but I promise it's there!).
Friday - 10am - Sounds like not too many people will be here for this, but I think we're just going to ride around the trails by the campsite.
Friday - 2:30pm meet at the Tabegauche Trailhead [masked], [masked]). We'll stick to the Blues and Greens on the map here, since a lot of the other trails are pretty technical and have some exposure that might make some folks a bit uncomfortable. Map of the area: http://www.copmoba.org/userfiles/files/Lunch%20Loop%201-8-14.pdf
Saturday - 9:30am Ride from Camp on the trails at the book cliffs area. We will likely ride Prime Cut from Camp and connect to Joe's Ridge, then go back up Prime Cut and come down Kessel's Run, and if we have more time and energy up Prime Cut again and down PBR or Chutes and Ladders. But there are a TON of trails in this area, so if you want to do something else just let us know. Map of the trails in this area: http://www.copmoba.org/userfiles/files/18%20Road%201-23-14.pdf
Saturday - 2:30pm meet at the Kokopelli Trailhead [masked], [masked]). We'll probably ride Mary's Loop, Horsetheif Bench, Steve's Loop, or any combination of these trails depending on how we all feel. Again, there are a ton of trails in this area, so if you're up for something different just let us know. Map of the trails in this area: http://www.copmoba.org/userfiles/files/Kokopellis%20Loops%201-17-14.pdf
Sunday - 10:30am meet at the Rabbit Valley TH [masked], [masked]). NOTE: Later start time this day because this TH is ~45 minutes from camp. I've only been here once, and had a great time riding the Western Mesa and Arch Loop part of the trail, but I'm open to other suggestions. Trail Map of the area: http://www.copmoba.org/userfiles/files/Rabbit%20Valley%202-27-14.pdf