Help Us Win The Pepsi Refresh Grant To Build 3 Bike Parks!
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About the Bike Parks
In partnership with the City of Grand Junction, the City of Fruita, the City of Palisade and the BLM – along with hundreds of kids of all ages – COPMOBA is building three developmental skills bike parks and with this funding we have the ability to make these some of the most exciting parks in the nation. These bike parks will serve the Western Slope of Colorado Residents as well as the hundreds of thousands of tourists who travel here to bike each year. It will be an area where kids and adults go to improve their bike skills in a controlled, terrain-oriented area devoted to the development of bike skills; including technique, bike handling, balance, cadence, agility, technical maneuverability and confidence. These skills translate to singletrack trail riding and help mitigate injury and risk in remote areas.
About COPMOBA (Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association)
In 1989, a visionary group of mountain bikers worked tirelessly with Colorado Plateau land agencies to establish the first interstate mountain bike trail, Kokopelli’s Trail from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. As a result, COPMOBA was formed to advocate for, design, build and maintain the now-extensive and world-famous 1500+ miles of singletrack and doubletrack trails in western Colorado and eastern Utah. Trail systems include Kokopelli’s, Tabeguache, and Paradox, as well as the Grand Mesa, Palisade, Gateway, and Ridgway, CO. (COPMOBA) was recently awarded the Department of the Interior’s Take Pride in America award, we have accomplished many ‘firsts’ in our 21 years, including the first US trail advocacy organization to be inducted to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. AND This fall COPMOBA is taking the lead on an exciting and meaningful project for kids here in the Grand Valley; we are building three developmental skills bike parks. The importance of connecting kids and adults with nature and outdoor recreation is irrefutable.
Nattana Johnson, Bike Parts