Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22
You know how sometimes people say so many amazing things about a place that it's impossible for it to live up to expectations? Well, that could be the case with Fruita, but it's not. In fact, the first time we went there we found that it was not only as fun as we thought it would be. It was even more fun than that.
This year we're going for round four, and staging it out of the Hot Tomato Café and Over The Edge Sports. Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller, as well as Landon Monholland and Ross Schnell, are the greatest Fruita resources ever, and super helpful in making the camp a huge success.
In the mornings we'll start with skill sessions, tailored to individual rider levels, and ideal for dialing in both cross-country and freeride techniques. In the afternoons we'll head out to the Kokopelli Trailhead and the 18 Mile Trailhead as well.
The Kokopelli Trailhead has six different loops, tons of rock features, technical climbs and descents, and beginner to advanced terrain. Anne once did a photoshoot with us on Mary's Loop and landed us on the cover of BIKE Magazine. Another shot ended up as National Geographic Adventure's Extreme Photo of the Week. It's a great place.
The 18 Mile Trailhead has super smooth and twisty singletrack and amazing ridge riding as well. One day we ran into a bunch of local riders who loop those trails several times a week ... but walk a few sections they can't yet ride. This camp is the cure for that. You'll learn a whole season's worth of skills in just two days.
So, if you want to travel to an incredible cross-country, all-mountain and light freeride destination at exactly the perfect time of year, this is it. If you already live in town and want to ride your home trails smoother and faster and better in general, come see us for that too.
Interested in checking out the Lunch Loop trails in Grand Junction as well? They're just a half hour away and offer additional cross-country, all-mountain, and freeride terrain. If so, let us know early, and we'll work on incorporating those into the camp program too.
Camp Hosts: The Hot Tomato Cafe and Over The Edge Sports
September 21-22 women's only camp: Photos Posted
Super 8 Fruita
The Super 8 Fruita is located minutes away from Over the Edge and the Hot Tomato Café, making it a very convenient place to stay for camp. They're offering Trek Dirt Series participants a discounted rate of $58.88 plus tax per night for either single or double occupancy, and that includes breakfast, free wifi, and access to the pool and hot tub too. The rate is based on availability, so please book in advance by calling 970-858-0808, and be sure to mention you are with the Trek Dirt Series.