New Singletrack in the Grand Junction Off-Road

Mar 27, 2017
by Epic Rides  


Today Epic Rides announced a new trail selection and an enhanced route for the 15 Grand, 30 Grand and 40 Grand (1 mile = 1 Grand) mountain bike events happening at the Grand Junction Off-Road, May 19th – 21st.

Grand Junction Off-Road Day 2
Grand Junction local Sparky Sears navigates an early descent.
Grand Junction Off-Road Day 2
The Grand Junction Off-Road has been dubbed one of America's most technically challenging XC courses.

As a product of increased cooperation between the community, Epic Rides, and the Grand Junction Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office personnel, the Fifth Annual Grand Junction Off-Road will feature local favorite singletrack, making for maximum trail-side enjoyment.

Grand Junction Off-Road Day 2
To each their own, but a full squish like this Ibis Ripley may be the ticket to longer-lasting post-ride festivities.
Grand Junction Off-Road Day 2
Make no mistake, Grand Junction's rocky course showcases some fine moments of flow.

Replacing Andy's Trail, Eagle's Tail Trail and Pet E Kes trail, all three distance options will include a new singletrack route featuring Gunny Loop, Holy Bucket to Coyote Ridge, Ali Ali Loop to Ali Alley, Curt's Lane and Curt's down to lower Hop Skip and Jump and Noreaster.

Grand Junction Off-Road Day 2
If these three were a sandwich, they'd be a Spandy Sando. From baggies and lycra to daisy dukes and skin-suits, all fashion trends are welcome at Epic Rides' events.

Although still a challenging route, this new course routing will be safer for all participants while showing off local favorite singletrack in the Lunch Loops trail network as riders complete the final portion of their route.

Grand Junction Off-Road 2016 Day 2
Stan's NoTubes-Pivot Pro, Rose Grant enjoys her time as Grand Junction Off-Road champion.
Grand Junction Off-Road 2016 Day 2
As in life, picking the right line is about paying attention and putting yourself in a position to succeed.

bigquotes“The Fifth Annual Grand Junction Off-Road will put a better foot forward in representing Grand Junction's trail system,” said Bill Cooper, Grand Junction Off-Road course manager.

Grand Junction Off-Road 2016 Day 2

bigquotes“Andy's Trail was a blast for riders during the first four years of the event, but replacing it with Gunny Loop and connecting to Noreaster is adding some of the community's most prized trails to the event while greatly improving the riding experience for out-of-town guests on event weekend.”

Grand Junction Off-Road 2016 Day 2
Sir Barry Wicks of Kona knows a thing or two about throwing his Hei Hei down a trail.
Grand Junction Off-Road 2016 Day 2
Mountain biking...because nothing worth its salt should be easy.

Updated course maps for the 15, 30 and 40 Grand events can be found under “Course Info” at the Grand Junction Off-Road section of epicrides.com. Riders can also download turn-by-turn trail directions with the handy Trailforks App available at trailforks.com for pre-riding activities and comprehensive trail beta.




For more information on the Grand Junction Off-Road, visit epicrides.com and follow Epic Rides and the Grand Junction Off-Road on Facebook, and @epicrides on Instagram.

Grand Junction Off-Road Day 2
We'll see you in GJ on that winder they call Butterknife.

About Epic Rides

Founded in 1999, Epic Rides has become world famous for producing events that celebrate the many positive aspects of mountain biking. Events such as the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center, Tour of the White Mountains, Grand Junction Off-Road, Whiskey Off-Road and the Carson City Off-Road are popular with participants because they offer challenging, fun riding and emphasize the joy and camaraderie inherent in the sport.


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4 Comments

  • + 2
 Love the course change guys! So pumped to ride this again and enjoy the Gunny descent this time!
  • + 1
 I'm so stoked forthis change. I'm signing up for this year now!
  • - 1
 Basically a spandex fest?
  • + 1
 Spandex is on Sunday. Saturday is baggies, tutus and mid-race beer handups

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