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Limited Space Remaining for
The Grand

Fourth of July has come and gone quicker than a short fuse on a bottlerocket, which means Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30-Sept 1, will be here before your backyard barbeque grill can even get a chance to cool off. What better way to spend the official end of summer than with Epic Rides at the inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank.

Limited space remains. Don't be left out on this historic Epic Rides event, register for The Grand today!

Get your Grub & Grog on Main Street

Main Street in Grand Junction will be the nucleus for a Labor Day weekend full of #GrandShenanigans, boasting a long list of eateries and bars that will satisfy even the most ravenous of riders. Here are just a few of the places we highly recommend you visit during your stay in Grand Junction.

Rockslide Brewery - 401 Main St.- Serving handcrafted beers and two Happy Hours every day (3-6p and 10p-Midnight), Rockslide features live music and an outdoor patio in an eclectic and historic building.

Le Rouge - 315 Main St. - Known for its fine French cuisine and broad selection of bold wines, Le Rouge has also become the spot to hear some of the best Jazz music in western Colorado.

Pablo's Pizza - 319 Main St.- Inspired by the iconic artist Pablo Picasso, Pablo's Pizza strives to make every pie an edible piece of art that tastes as good as it looks.

Il Bistro - 400 Main St. - Boasting a Certificate of Excellence 2013 from Tripadvisor.com and the #3 ranked restaurant in Grand Junction, Il Bistro combines reasonable prices with outstanding service and delectable Italian recipes.

Dream Café - 314 Main St. - From cinnamon rolls baked fresh daily and specialty pancakes for breakfast to creative sandwiches and salads for lunch, Dream Café serves it all up in an attractive and modern diner atmosphere.

Cirrus Visual Reveals Tour Event Poster

Equally talented on a bike as they are with artistic creativity, our good friends at Cirrus Visual Communication have just revealed this year's Tour of the White Mountains Official Event Poster. If you've done the Tour before, then you're probably familiar with the blue diamond trail markings used throughout the White Mountains Trail System. Marked year round, TRACKS is the local volunteer engine that keeps the trails in the Pinetop-Lakeside region looking pristine. Without the dedication of TRACKS and its nearly 400 devoted volunteers, the Tour would not be possible.

In homage to all the terrific work TRACKS does, Cirrus Visual integrated the blue diamond trail marker design into this year's Tour poster, and to show our appreciation for TRACKS, Epic Rides donates funds each year to help ensure existing trails stay well maintained and new trails can be created throughout the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest region. Register today and get your very own collectible Tour poster.

New Tour Venue Details Announced

The 2013 Tour of the White Mountains returns to the Pinetop-Lakeside area with a new venue location at the beautiful Pinetop Lakes Activity Center. Set in a serene meadow lined with towering ponderosa pine trees, the Activity Center features RV camping with sewer, water, electric and Wi-Fi as well as non-RV dry camping sites. Dry camping is only $5 per person/night with free kids and pets, and full-service RV camping is limited to only 10 sites and is $45/night, so be sure to make your reservation ASAP.

To help you carbo load and recover from Saturday's events, we will also have Friday and Saturday dinner available at the Activity Center. The convenience and comfort of the Pinetop Lakes Activity Center will surely make this year's Tour even more memorable, and with three new singletrack routes (50-mile, 30-mile and 9-mile) plus an all-new 30-mile forest road "gravel grinder" fun ride, everyone will be able to get in on the fun. Register today!

See ya trailside,

The Crew at Epic Rides

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Featured Pro Athlete -
Ben Sonntag

Hailing from Germany and based nearby in Durango, Ben Sonntag joins the Interbanc/Cannondale team for 2013. Sonntag - German for Sunday - had himself a stellar Sunday at this year's Whiskey Off-Road, taking 4th place in the Men's Pro race. Sonntag has also proven his mettle by winning brutally tough endurance races including La Ruta de los Conquistadores and the Breck Epic. Look for Sonntag to vie for victory at this year's Grand Junction Off-Road p/b U.S. Bank.

Jamming Out in
Grand Junction

In addition to being a world-class mountain bike destination, the Grand Junction area is also know for its music festivals. Country Jam Ranch is a 240-acre permanent music festival site that's home to a number of shows including Country Jam and Rock Jam. In fact, Rock Jam is happening the weekend before The Grand, so if you like music as much as riding, arrive in Grand Junction a week early and get more rock in your diet.

Upcoming Events
Grand Junction Off-Road
Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2013
Grand Junction, CO
Tour of the White Mountains
October 5, 2013
Show Low, AZ
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 14-16, 2014
Tucson, AZ
Tour of the White Mountains
April 25-27, 2014
Prescott, AZ
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