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The ICON EYECARE TOUR of the MOON is a 62-mile (metric century) or 41 Mile ride through the unique landscape of the American WestCyclists will start and finish at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado. Riders may choose to ride the metric century through the beautiful farm country surrounding areas of Fruita and finishing with the spectacular ride through the Colorado National Monument, a unit of the National Park System (entering the west entrance) to the Convention Center. Or choose the “classic 41 mile ride entering the Colorado National Monument at the west entrance and continue over the Monument on your way to your return at the Convention Center.
LIGHTS ARE REQURED
The Colorado National Monument (a unit of the National Park System) requires all cyclists (regardless of whether they are in a cycling event or on their own) to have a white light that is visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a red light that is visible from at least 200 feet to the rear. The Monument has three tunnels, bored through solid rock, that are not lit, thus the reason for the safety requirement. Also, all cyclists and support vehicles are required to use the lights in the three tunnels (you may turn them off once you’ve exited, but for your safety we would advised to leave them on during your ride).
You can choose between the classic 41 mile route or the 62 metric century country ride.
RIDE START TIME
This is NOT a race, you can start your ride between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ALL riders MUST be on the road by 9 a.m. All riders MUST have a front and rear lights in order to ride through the Monument.
REST – AID STATIONS
There will be three aid/rest stations on the course. Each aid/rest station will be stocked with water, energy drink, energy bars/snacks, fruit, bagels, trail mix etc… Please note that not all items will be available at all aid/rest stations:
Aid 1 – Shelledy Elementary School in Fruita (closes at 10:30 am)
Aid 2 – Rim Rock Elementary School in Fruita (closes at 11:30 pm)
Aid 3 – Saddlehorn Picnic Area (closes at 1:30 pm)
Bathroom/Water Stop – Red Canyon Overlook (closes at 2:30 pm)
Riders must wear wristbands (supplied with registration) to obtain food.
Staff will be at the west entrance of the Monument to check if you have wristbands and lights. Both are required to enter and continue your ride per our permit with the National Park Service so please make them visible to our crew. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an aid station and does not have refreshments or toilets as the road needs to remain clear for the Park’s daily visitors. The next aid station is at the Saddlehorn Picnic Area (in the Monument) and is 5 miles from the wristband/light check.
Sag wagons will drive the course with water and be available to assistance riders experiencing mechanical trouble or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared to handle your own flats and minor repairs.
For the safety of all riders, private sag vehicles are NOT allowed on the course.
Throughout the course there will be mechanical support at all three aid stations. We do encourage you to bring your own tires and pumps, but they will be on site for another needs. If you need any last minute supplies please stop in to these great shops
Traveling to Western Colorado and looking for the best place to rent a bike? Haven’t tried Mountain Biking yet and want to get some experience before you buy? Brown Cycles has the perfect rental plan for you and your family. Group rates are available. Day rates are 24 hours. Please call ahead to reserve your rental bike.
549 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Sunday 10-2 pm