Tour of the Valley




Saturday, August 12, 2017!

This impressive and classic ride offers views of the entire Grand Valley and all it has to offer including the picturesque open fields of Fruita, the legendary Colorado National Monument, Mt. Garfield, the Grand Mesa, Palisade’s celebrated peach orchards and wine country, with the Colorado River running through the heart of it all. The Tour is not a race; we encourage you to set your own pace and enjoy beautiful western Colorado. The Tour will include 20, 30, 55, 75 route options and the full century. Both the 55- and 100-mile route will include the famous ride over the Colorado National Monument, a unit of the national park system. All rides are supported by the best aid/rest stations featuring snacks and fresh fruit.

All proceeds stay right here in the Grand Valley and have previously supported Colorado Mesa University Cycling, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) and health education and wellness activities offered free to the public by Community Hospital.

Come out and join us and revel in the finest ride western Colorado has to offer!


INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE: Friday, August 11th: Pre-registration packet pick up at Candlewood Suites - 654 Market Street, GJ, CO 81506. Saturday, August 12th: Pre-ride breakfast, robust rest stops with great snacks and beverages to help you refuel, post-ride BBQ with great beer and wine from local breweries and wineries on the Western Slope, LIVE music and complimentary post ride massages (based on availability)! Oh...and did we mention a FREE t-shirt?! You won't find a better value anywhere else. Join us for this great event to help support a wonderful cause! See you Saturday, August 12th! *PLEASE NOTE: t-shirts are not guaranteed for registrations after July 21st.

Planning on riding the Colorado National Monument?

The Colorado National Monument, a unit of the national park system, has established traffic enforcement measures on Rim Rock Drive. This means motorists and bicyclists are closely monitored as they travel through Colorado National Monument to ensure they follow posted speed limits and the following requirements for cyclists:
  • Bicyclists are required to have visible white lights in the front and red lights from the rear when riding through tunnels
  • Ride single-file along right side of traffic lane and allow motorists to pass
  • Bicyclists are encouraged to wear brightly colored & reflective clothing
  • Bicyclists are required to wear helmets
  • Stop completely at all stop signs
  • Obey posted speed limits (please note this can be tricky when making your descent off the mountain.)
  • Pricing

    Prices through July 1st:
    75 or 100 mile $75
    55 mile $65
    20 or 30 mile $50
    The 20 or 30 mile family ride $125 (2 adults, 2 children)

    Prices for July 2nd - August 11th:
    75 or 100 mile $85
    55 mile $75
    20 or 30 mile $60
    The 20 or 30 mile family ride $135 (2 adults, 2 children)

    Prices for day of registration on August 12th:
    75 or 100 mile $95
    55 mile $85
    20 or 30 mile $70
    The 20 or 30 mile family ride $145 (2 adults, 2 children)

    Lodging

    Candlewood Suites (654 Market Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506) which is located just one mile from the new starting location, is offering Tour of the Valley riders a special discount for lodging. Candlewood Suites is offering a $99.00 rate for a one night stay and a $79.00 rate if guests stay for two nights. Click here to book your special TOV rate online, or call (970) 255-8093 and ask for the Tour of the Valley discount.