Thursday April 25
Friday April 26
Saturday April 27
Sunday April 28
Friday, May 3
Rides and trail information will be posted at the information tent in Civic Center Park during the festival.
$30 EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL MARCH 1, $35 until April 15, $40 April 16 through and including the Festival dates.
VIP Party - Thursday night April 25, with beer, drinks and catered food, all free with your VIP registration.
VIP Prize drawing - Fruita Fat Tire fest is famous for the great prizes we give away; the big prizes (over $5,000 value) will be given away to Registered VIP’s via a name drawing and NOT to random attendees
VIP Gift Pack - – Commemorative festival t-shirt, special offers from Over the Edge Sports, Festival Exhibitors, local businesses and other promotional items in the VIP registration packet
NEW BELGIUM BEER - two free to all VIP’s.
VIP Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Complete the VIP entry form and mail with your check (made payable to Event Marketing Group LLC) by April 15 to:
Fruita Fat Tire Festival
c/o Event Marketing Group LLC
14128 Blue River Trail
Broomfield, CO 80023
Go directly to www.active.com to register.
This fun and challenging scavenger hunt will begin Saturday, 2 pm, April 27 at the Fruita Civic Center. For only $25, teams of two will join in the task of completing crazy stunts at selected checkpoints with the winners determined by fastest time. Bring your favorite bike, helmet and costume and be prepared for some fat tire fun. Your contributions to this event will help support the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association whose mission is to build and maintain singletrack trails on the Colorado Plateau.
You may pre-register on the COPMOBA website, www.COPMOBA.org beginning February 1, and during Festival VIP registration (Civic Center Park) Thursday, April 25, 3-6 pm, Friday, April 26, 10 am- 6 pm and at the US Bank pancake breakfast Saturday, April 27, 8 am. Entry fees are $25.00 team and will include 2 free beer coupons/team for those over the age of 21. There will be cool trophies for the first three places. After the Hunt enjoy music and brews at Civic Center Park. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT ON THE COPMOBA SITE OR IN PERSON AT THE FEST.
You come to Fruita to enjoy the trails – so we, the Fruita riders and trail builders, are making more of them!
Fruita’s world class trail network is about to be expanded. After much local planning and scheming, over 20 miles of new trails are laid out and approved for construction in the North Fruita Desert area (aka 18 Road). Funding to get started is in place, but much more needs to be raised to complete all of this new singletrack and continue the planning for yet more. We’ve established a fundraising campaign called Forty Days of Fruita Trails to do just that, and our website highlighting the trail building and fundraising effort is located at www.FruitaSingletrack.com/donate/.
Direct donations are needed and can be made on the website through our local non-profit trails organization, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trails Association (COPMOBA), and will go only to the Fruita trails effort.
The new all-singletrack routes in the North Fruita Desert area (18 Road) will include:
The new trails were planned by a broad group of local riders, and have the full support of the City of Fruita and the Bureau of Land Management. The first two of these routes were in place for the 2012 Fruita Fat Tire Festival. But we need your help to move ahead with the entire plan and get the full set of new trails on the ground right away.
Go to the www.Fruitasingletrack.com website, find out more about the project, rider comments, organizer ideas, and donate to the effort to expand and improve the trials in Fruita.
Public lands and trails managed by the Bureau of Land Management are a key component of the Fruita Fat Tire Festival, which gets underway for its 18th year April 25-28.
The festival highlights the many mountain biking opportunities in the Fruita area, including the North Fruita Desert and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, both managed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. Rides on surrounding public land trails, for all skill levels, are popular during the festival.
“In 2012 , we have completed two new trails in the North Fruita Desert – Pump Track and Zip-Off – and one new trail in McInnis Canyons NCA, the Mack Ridge Connector Trail,” said Michelle Bailey, assistant field manager for recreation and cultural.
These three new singletrack trails, along with several more planned for the fall of 2012, were planned and constructed in coordination with the City of Fruita, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Western Colorado Conservation Corps, and the newly formed Grand Valley Trails Alliance.
“BLM recognizes that recreation on public lands is important to the local economy,” Bailey said. “We are able to provide diverse recreational experiences through our strong relationships with our cooperators and user groups.”
The BLM’s North Fruita Desert Campground is a popular destination for mountain bikers enjoying the area. Beginning in the fall of 2012, BLM will begin a fee program that will help improve the campground and allow additional sites to be constructed.
“This year we really want to stress to visitors how dry the conditions are,” Bailey said. “That means there’s a high fire danger, but it also means the vegetation is particularly sensitive to disturbance. It’s really important for riders to stay on designated trails and within the single tracks to keep them nice, narrow, super-fun trails.”
Visitors to the festival are reminded that no camping is allowed off Little Park Road or in McInnis Canyons NCA, with the exception of designated sites in Rabbit Valley. All fires must be contained in a fire pan or designated fire pit within the North Fruita Desert and McInnis Canyons NCA. Fire wood collection is prohibited. BLM encourages everyone to practice “Leave No Trace” and be considerate of others also enjoying their public lands.
For more information about trails in the Grand Valley, please contact Dave Grossman with the Grand Valley Trails Alliance, (970) 462-7151, http://gvtrails.com.
For more information about recreation on BLM lands in the Grand Junction Field Office, log onto http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/recreation.html.
Bike Shipping Point and Bike Rentals available at Over the Edge Sports 970-858-7220 www.otesports.com
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