We're going to celebrate the 4th by riding the Monument! We'll meet up at Rigg's Hill on South Broadway (just west of the intersection of South Broadway and South Camp Road), ride South Broadway and Hwy 340 to the Fruita entrance, then it's up and over the Monument on Rim Rock Drive. We'll make a point of stopping at the Independence Monument View pull out to see if we can catch a view of those rock climbing nutcases who will be laughing in the face of death as they climb Independence Monument in order to plant an American flat at it's summit (it's a July 4th tradition). Since it promises to be a warm day we're going to start out at 8am, which means we want to be on our bikes and leaving the parking lot at 8am, so plan accordingly. You've probably done the Monument before but just a reminder: bring a pass or $5, and bring front and rear "get you seen" lights. And lots of water.