Hi fellow Cycle-Paths! The riding season is well
underway and I'm recovering from the
Grand Mesa Century, our first event
of the summer tour schedule. Thanks to the
volunteers who worked the relief and refreshment
stations, and congratulations to all who finished.
Our next club meeting is Tuesday, July 8th
at the DoubleTree Hotel in Grand Junction.
Kaylee Frieze will talk about the upcoming
Gunnison Challenge tour. Be sure to stay
afterward for refreshments and fun.
Riding the Rim
— Kathy Rawlings
Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument has
tested many of the world's strongest riders,
but is still accessible to the weekend cyclist. If you
decide to Tour the Moon, here are some tips
to help you have a great ride:
Keep Hydrated The canyon sun
can quickly sap your energy. Make sure you carry
plenty of water; there are no watering holes along
Bring Lights All bikes must be
equipped with front and rear lights for safe
passage through the Rim's tunnels. Cyclists must
use a white light visible at least 500 feet in
front and a red light visible at least 200 feet
from the rear.
Ride Single File Rim Rock Drive
is narrow, with sheer drop-offs to the canyon valley.
Leave plenty of room for drivers to pass you and your