Thursday, March 14, 2013
Contact: Dave Grossman, Coordinator, Grand Valley Trails Alliance (970) 462-7151
COPMOBA to Launch New Trail in Fruita Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION, CO — COMPOBA, in partnership with the BLM’s Grand Junction Field Office, the City of Fruita and a variety of businesses and organizations, will host a Grand Opening and launch event for an exciting new trail in the North Fruita Desert.
For just over two years, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) has worked with the Grand Junction Field Office of the BLM, the City of Fruita, a variety of supporting organization and more than 50 volunteers to build an exciting new trail in the bicycle emphasis area of 18 Road in the North Fruita Desert. This unique trail project will showcase an exciting new riding style pioneered in the 18 Road trail system with the popular PBR trail built spring of 2012. Featuring multiple built features integrated into the flowing natural terrain that makes Fruita riding so special, the new trail features rollers, berms and jumps that are targeted toward an intermediate or advanced rider that is looking to ride a fun, fast, exciting trail filled with fast corners and exciting jumps.
COPMOBA and the project partners will have a brief ceremony where the trail will be officially named, a ribbon will be cut, and the first offical rides will happen on the new trail.
The ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place at 12pm, March 17th 2013 at the 18 Road Parking Lot in the North Fruita Desert. Interview opportunities, action footage shoots and more will be available during the event.
Members of the media may contact Kris Cox of COPMOBA at (970) 216-2075 or Dave Grossman of the Grand Valley Trails Alliance at (970) 270-3133.
COPMOBA is a group of mountain bikers dedicated to the development and maintenance of regional mountain bike trails on the Colorado Plateau. Our main trails include Kokopelli’s, Tabequache, and Paradox, and we also work on all mountain bike trails in the area and are always working to get new trails built.
The mission of the Grand Valley Trails Alliance is to support, enhance and sustain a world-class multiple-use trail network in western Colorado’s Grand Valley by facilitating trail planning, education, construction, maintenance and management between trail user groups, communities, and land managers.