Registration opens April 6, 2014
Schedule of Events | Concert Information | Bike Expo Map | Pro Roster
Hosted by the City of Grand Junction, and with great cooperation from the Grand Junction Bureau of Land Management Field Office, U.S. Bank presents the 2nd Annual Grand Junction Off-Road endurance mountain bike event and community concert, scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2014, August 29 - 31.
Featuring the world class Lunch Loops and neighboring trail systems, the “Grand” courses will start and finish on Main Street in downtown Grand Junction, and take participants of all skill levels through an assortment of terrain while traversing the Tabeguache trail system (pronounced Tab-uh-Watch) to the distant reaches of the Magellan loop. The Grand will test not only fitness, but also bike handling skills. As riders return to the welcoming and unique environment of Grand Junctions meandering Main Street, the DT Swiss Event Hub and 3-day long festival is sure to offer a welcomed feeling of reward and personal gratification through great surrounds, libations and noteworthy culinary indulgences.
Whether riding for the custom wine country inspired finishers stemless wine glass, the locally sourced, lazer etched, wine bottles for all top five in both the 30 and 40 Grand amateur events, or the $20,000 Pro Cash purse (a rare equal payout to male/female categories), each participant is sure to find great achievement by finishing either the 15, 30 or 40 Grand course (1 Grand = 1 mile).
All are invited to attend, including the non-riding, and enjoy Grand Junctions thriving outdoor enthusiast opportunities coupled with progressive American Main Street arts and retail. Sunrise yoga, road rides in the monument, a swim in the Colorado River, imbibing the region’s best wines, enjoying quality time with friends and family in Riverside Park, and trail systems beyond the Grand course offering an endless assortment of world class riding for all ages and abilities. All are welcome for this Inaugural 3-day event and are sure to appreciate a notable experience in Grand Junction, CO.
Event related ingredients making up the DT Swiss Event Hub consist of the Grand start/finish line, a well appointed vendor and tech expo, side shows, shennanigans, a kids fun ride, free live music and a unique opportunity to be submerged in the mountain bike industry's vibe while enjoying a cool mesa evening in good company - bring a chair, steady vibes and good friends, then relax at the concert as the bands belt out tunes, the podiums are announced and the sun sets on Mesa County’s most impressive geological features.
Fundraising: A portion of the funds raised through the Grand Junction Off-Road will benefit the Community Food Bank of Grand Junction. In addition to the cash donation made at time of registration, Epic Rides respectfully requests all participants and concert attendees bring two canned goods for donation at packet pickup located in the hub.