COPMOBA Opens New Bike Trail
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo. - After years in the making, folks in the mountain biking community were finally able to test out the newest trail in the North Fruita Desert.
The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) held a ribbon cutting for Mojoes, the new biking trail, Sunday.
"It states out with a few rollers a little bit mellow grade and in the middle you drop into a gorgeous drainage that has a bunch of berms, pops, step downs, and jumps. This trail style is not very common with the trails here at 18 Road," said Scott Winans, President of COPMOBA.
The new trail is for intermediate bikers and extends the network of trails in that area.
Officials say there hasn't been much new trail construction over the last 10 years, so when they started building last winter, there was a lot of interest.
"It was all volunteers that built this trails and a lot of it was COPMOBA, the local mountain bike association, but also local mountain bikers and local hikers," said Mike Jones, a park ranger with the Bureau of Land Management.
Many city officials turned out for the ribbon cutting to applaud the positive impacts the trail could have on Fruita's tourism.
"People come here the first time to the trails, people come back for new trails," said Bruce Bonar with Fruita City Council.
After nearly nine years of planning, COPMOBA is happy to give folks any extra reason to get on their bikes and into the dirt.
"It is such a great outdoor activity for local people, great health activity and such a great economic engine for the valley, we get visitors from out of state and all around the world," said Winans.