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Grand Junction Cyclepaths is for those who love to ride and enjoy riding with others. We do mountain biking and road biking at friendly levels. Unless otherwise stated in an event invitation, you can expect events to be no-drop events. Of course, it's up to you to make good choices about the level of the events you attend.

Everybody is welcome to suggest and host a meetup - just click the "Suggest a meetup" link and put in the details. Please make sure to give all the info people will need to understand the event and decide if it's right for them. Please review Suggestions for Event Hosts. (https://www.meetup.com/GJ-CyclePaths/pages/Suggestions_for_Event_Hosts)

Upcoming events (3)

Turkey Flat Mountain Bike Intermediate plus

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Turkey Flats on Glade Park. Meeting at the Lunch Loops Parking Lot. We can share rides from there, leaving at 8:00am for about a 1 hour drive to the trailhead. I plan on including the Black Pine Trail/Loop which adds about 6 miles to the ride. Bring snacks, beverages and chairs for after the ride. BUG SPRAY!

See this trail description: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7004931/turkey-flats-loop

Rio Grande Trail Road Bike- Glenwood Springs/Aspen up & back

Needs a location

Due to a spike in Covid and the summer heat, this ride is postponed until Sat. Sept. 17th. Fall weather won't be as hot and hopefully more riders can join us. See ya in September for a lovely bike ride on the Rio Grande Trail! Please note start time will be 10am.

Please join us for a fun/scenic bicycle ride of the Rio Grande Trail from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, 82 miles up/back. Lunch will be in Basalt as it has plenty of options.

For cyclists who want a shorter ride, cycle to Basalt, mile marker 26 and back (52 miles RT). Although cyclists can catch the bus to Aspen, cycling to/from Basalt is a better option. The buses only hold 3 bikes. Bus info. can be found at: https://www.rfta.com/routes/velocirfta-brt/
The 27th St Station has the only place to get a ticket for the BRT to Aspen.

Meeting point: Two Rivers Park: 740 Devereux Rd, Glenwood Springs.
Time: 7:30-7:45am
Wheels rolling: 8am
Due to summer temps and ride length (approx 6.5 hours pedal time), plan to arrive at 7:30-7:45am. Wheels rolling at 8am.

For those wanting to stay in/near the starting point the night before, Glenwood Springs has many options. More reasonable lodging rates may be in Silt and New Castle.

Bring a wind/rain jacket & bell to alert other riders. Carry plenty of water; Basalt and Aspen are only options for water refills. Upon return, between Basalt & Glenwood Springs, there is often an afternoon headwind!

Caution: the trail is very popular and there are many inexperienced riders on ebikes (we saw more ebikes than regular bikes). Watch for riders that weave onto your side of the bike path between Basalt and Aspen where bicycle path width narrows. A flashing headlight may be helpful.

Below is a link and description of the Rio Grande Trail:
http://www.rfta.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/trailmap.pdf

The Rio Grande has 42 miles of continuous multi-use trail and is completely protected from vehicular traffic except at intersections. The trail follows the corridor of the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The mostly paved trail spans the entire Roaring Fork Valley and connects Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. A gravel section stretches from Cemetery Lane to Woody Creek. Road cyclists can use McLain Flats Road as an alternative path around this section of the trail.

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Fat biking Hartman Rocks - and Skiing and Snowshoeing

Needs a location

Hartman Rocks near Gunnison has great groomed trails and something for everybody. In fact, there's piles of great cross-country skiing and snowshoeing there as well.

Ron and I plan to go up Saturday morning and spend the night in a hotel, riding Saturday and Sunday, then getting back in the afternoon/evening.

If you don't have your own fatbike, rent one (Bicycle Outfitters?) or borrow one and come along!

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Windmill Trail...LONG...Hard

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