“18 and FINALLY Legal”

Fruita Fat Tire Festival #18 - April 25-28, 2013

Fruita Singletrack! A legacy that began in 1995 and has been celebrated in Fruita Colorado each and every year the last weekend of April at the New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival. Twenty-Thirteen marks the 18th year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition and seems ever so fitting to be called “18 and finally legal”. Since the pioneering efforts of a rag tag bunch of Fruita/GJ locals surrounding Over the Edge in Fruita began building trails in Fruita and Grand Junction nearly 20 years ago, things have come a long way and the future of Fruita Singletrack is bright. The story has been much told about the challenges and tribulations of the early MTB movement in Fruita and the resistance that came from some very high powers. But Passion prevailed and with the help of many impassioned MTB people like you, the Fruita legacy of World Class Singletrack is alive and will be thriving for decades to come.

This April 25-28, join us to celebrate the 18th year of this Fruita tradition in the party that is the Fruita Fat Tire Festival. We want to thank the strong leadership of local mountain bikers, the City of Fruita, COMPBA (Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Assn.), the MTB Media/Industry and the support of all of you through your shared passion of Fruita Mountain Biking. It is worth celebrating that the World MTB Center of Fruita USA is “Finally Legal” and will continue this saga for decades to come.

Come ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy. From the VIP party Thursday night, to the live bands Friday and Saturday evenings under the summer stars in downtown Fruita, as well as one of the top cycling expo’s in the state. Celebrate hundreds of miles of World Class MTB Trails and join in the fun that is the 18th Annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival. And stick around the following weekend for the 9th Annual 18 hrs of Fruita @ Highline.

I hope that you will join us and I want to thank you personally for your passion and love for life and mountain biking. Fruita, the town and the tale wouldn’t be what it is without you. Thank You! Come Celebrate with us. Fruita Colorado USA – “18 and finally legal”

Troy Rarick
Founder, Fruita Fat Tire Festival