Grand Valley Ramble
September 17 – September 22, 2023
Join us for 5 scenic days exploring the Grand Valley in western Colorado. This is a fixed base tour staying in the heart of downtown Grand Junction at the Hampton Inn for five nights. The Grand Valley has a worldwide reputation for mountain biking, and it also has some wonderful rides for road cyclists. Riding up and across the Colorado National Monument with its spectacular scenery on 2 different days should be on your bucket list of rides to do in 2023. The spectacular lunar-looking landscape is accentuated with majestic spires of red rock and panoramic canyons. We will also explore Fruita farmland and have lunch at Highline Lake State Park, cycle the Palisade fruit and wine loop with a visit to an alpaca farm and ride past numerous wineries where wine tastings are optional, and have a remote start at the quiet crossroads of Glade Park for a ride to the Utah state line and back. Most of the roads we will be riding do not have shoulders, but very low traffic after we leave the downtown area.
September 17 – Orientation in Grand Junction
September 18 – CO National Monument (54 miles & 3,300 feet elevation)
September 19 – Palisade Fruit & Vine Byway (40 miles & 1,200 feet elevation)
September 20 – Glade Park (41 miles & 2300 feet elevation)
September 21 – Fruita Farmland Loop (56 miles & 1,300 feet elevation)
September 22 – Tour de Moon Loop (41 miles & 3200 feet elevation)
Mission: Nonprofit Partners & Beneficiaries
The HeartCycle Bicycle Touring Club formed in 1978 in Colorado as a cardiac research project (hence the name) but long since became a nonprofit that organizes and runs multi-day, SAG-supported tours throughout the U.S. and internationally. Members enjoy the challenge and fun of cycle touring and want to share their enthusiasm.
HeartCycle offers a number of exciting tours. Tours that are currently scheduled or planned are listed below. To observe the procedure for announcing new and planned tours. please click here.
Sunday, September 17, 2023
12:00am - 12:00am
Grand Junction, CO
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