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Welcome to Cycling Western Colorado! We have everything you need to plan your next cycling adventure in Western Colorado including where to mountain bike or road ride, where to eat, where to stay, what to do when off the bike, news, events and more!
Western Colorado (aka Colorado’s Western Slope) refers to a region of Colorado incorporating everything in the state west of the Continental Divide. The Colorado River and its tributaries divide the region into north and south at Grand Junction, Colorado.
Western Colorado offers world-class singletrack mountain bike trails and road rides in diverse country including desert canyons and rivers to high alpine forests. Western Colorado is home to Colorado Wine Country, agriculture and ranching, high quality restaurants and lodging, and many outdoor recreation opportunities beyond cycling. We are starting with a few communities you may not know much about and have plans to add more in the future. Check us out! We hope you find all the information you need to have a great time cycling in Western Colorado.
We have some amazing pictures throughout the site thanks to several people including Krissy Steele, Kerry Dunn, Denis Grisak, Jennifer Charrette, Dana VanVoorhees, Paul Koski, Nancy Rizzo, and Jennifer Sliney & Dave Fisher of Palisade Velo – thank you!
Meet CWC’s Founder & Chief Cycling Officer, Kristina Kittelson
Kristina has been mountain biking in Western Colorado since 2001 and road riding since 2004. She founded the Grand Valley women’s riding group, Singletrack & Skinny Tire Sisters of Western Colorado, and recently stepped down after 2-1/2 years as the part-time Coordinator for the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Inc. (COPMOBA), a nonprofit mountain bike advocacy group. Kristina serves on the Outdoor Recreation Coalition of the Grand Valley Leadership Council and is involved with several Western Colorado bicycle advocacy groups. She lives in Fruita with her husband, Brian, and two cats, Puddie and Guy. Kristina’s favorite mountain bike trail in the Grand Valley is Butterknife and favorite road ride is the Colorado National Monument. She recently completed the 155 mile Grin and Barrett Butt Kicker Gran Fondo, and considers it her greatest cycling achievement so far! If you are not finding what you need, shoot her an email at [email protected] and she will try to get you what you need! Remember: Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat!