Hi fellow Cycle-Paths! The riding season is well underway and I'm recovering from the Grand Mesa Century, our first event of the summer tour schedule. Thanks to the volunteers who worked the relief and refreshment stations, and congratulations to all who finished.
Our next club meeting is Tuesday, July 8th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Grand Junction. Kaylee Frieze will talk about the upcoming Gunnison Challenge tour. Be sure to stay afterward for refreshments and fun.
Riding the Rim
— Kathy Rawlings
Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument has tested many of the world's strongest riders, but is still accessible to the weekend cyclist. If you decide to Tour the Moon, here are some tips to help you have a great ride:
Keep Hydrated The canyon sun can quickly sap your energy. Make sure you carry plenty of water; there are no watering holes along the Rim.
Bring Lights All bikes must be equipped with front and rear lights for safe passage through the Rim's tunnels. Cyclists must use a white light visible at least 500 feet in front and a red light visible at least 200 feet from the rear.
Ride Single File Rim Rock Drive is narrow, with sheer drop-offs to the canyon valley. Leave plenty of room for drivers to pass you and your group.