Fruita Singletrack™ Kicks Off April Fundraising Efforts

Fruita Singletrack™ announces April fund-raising events to support expansion of world-class singletrack trail near Fruita, Colorado.
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(Grand Junction, CO – April 5, 2012) Fruita Singletrack™ announces April fund-raising events to support expansion of world-class singletrack trail near Fruita, Colorado.

Originally home to the Ute Indians, Fruita's history as a fruit-producing region on the western edge of western Colorado's Grand Valley has been replaced with a vivacious outdoor recreation-based tourism economy. These days, globe-trotting mountain bikers consider this small town a bucket-list destination for epic singletrack riding. And more epic trail is on the way.

The Fruita Singletrack project is comprised of nearly 19 miles of new trail, of which 14 miles are multi-use, and 4.5 miles are within the ‘bicycle emphasis' area. The first two trails received final approval from the BLM March 30th, and construction will begin immediately. “Anne's Pump Track” will be built primarily through trailbuilding contractor, Singletrack Trails. The second trail, “Zip Off”, will be built with Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) crews, and with volunteer labor organized by COPMOBA.

To fund the trailbuilding, Fruita Singletrack is kicking off a series of fundraisers through the month of April. Behold:

1.$5 Foot Long! Sponsor Fruita Singletrack for $5 a foot. Anne's Pumptrack = 9,405 total feel; Eat at Joe's = 5,379 total feet; Zip Off = 9,980 total feet = 24,764 feet of trail! All proceeds go to Fruita Singletrack. Sponsor your own section of trail in 5 foot increments at http://fruitasingletrack.com/shop/products/sponsor-fruita-singletrack-trails-five-dollars-foot/

2.Sponsor a Sign! A unique opportunity to associate your name, family and/or business name with the world-class trails of the North Fruita Desert (aka “18 Road”) by sponsoring your very own sign in the trailhead parking lot. Only 65 signs available. All proceeds go to Fruita Singletrack. Sponsor your sign post at http://fruitasingletrack.com/shop/products/sponsor-a-sign-post/

3.April 7th: “Gold Sprint Races” & New Belgium® Cruiser Raffle, 6pm at the Hot Tomato Café in Fruita. The ever-popular Gold Sprint Races are back! Pedal ‘til you puke, then drink some beer, and maybe win a prize. And one lucky winner will cruise home on a limited-edition New Belgium® Brewery Cruiser bike. A portion of proceeds from the night's mayhem will go to Fruita Singletrack. www.hottomatocafe.com

4.April 14th: “MOG Outdoor Fest & COPMOBA Bike+Gear Swap”, 9am-4pm in the Rockslide Parking Lot in Grand Junction. Mountain Bikes * Road Bikes * Skis * Snowboards * Gear * Apparel * Outerwear * Footwear * Tents * Bags * Whitewater * AWD + Overland Vehicles * Optics * Accessories * Resorts * Snowshoes * All-Terrain Motorcycles * Longboards * Outdoor Non-Profits * BEER GARDEN by Rockslide * Yummy BBQ * Live bluegrass with Stray Grass from 2-4pm * Climbing Wall * Kids' Activities, raffles, door prizes, and sell your own gear at the Bike+Gear Swap! $5 entry general public, kids 12 & under free, $15 entry for Swap/Gear vendors. Entry donations benefit COPMOBA & Three Sisters. www.mogoutdoorfest.com

5.April 21st: Movie special showing, 8pm at the Fruita Cavalcade. All proceeds go to Fruita Singletrack. Movie details will be available on www.fruitasingletrack.com.

6.April 28th: “Fruita Fat Tire Fest Clunker Hunt”, 2pm at the City Square in Fruita. A portion of the proceeds will go to Fruita Singeltrack. www.copmoba.org or www.fruitamountainbike.com

For more information on Fruita Singletrack, how to support the cause, and future trail development in the area, visit www.fruitasingletrack.com


About Fruita Singletrackâ„¢
Fruita singletrack is known as some of the best, ‘flowy' mountain bike trails in the world. Fruita Singletrack is a collective project by COPMOBA and a diverse group of organizations, businesses and individuals, among which include; BLM, Grand Valley Trails Alliance, The City of Fruita, Over the Edge Sports and the Hot Tomato Café. Through a two year effort, this collective has planned, fundraised and is now building in support of singletrack development in the North Fruita Desert.

For more information about Fruita Singletrackâ„¢ contact:
Dave Grossman, Grand Valley Trails Alliance Coordinator
coordinator@gvtrails.org
www.fruitasingletrack.com
Follow Fruita Singletrackâ„¢ on Facebook!


About COPMOBA (Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association)
Mission: COPMOBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to building, maintaining and advocating for sustainable singletrack trail and developmental features on the Colorado Plateau.
History: in 1989, a visionary group of mountain bikers worked with Colorado and Utah land management agencies to establish the first interstate mountain bike trail, Kokopelli's Trail from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. As a result, COPMOBA was formed to advocate for, design, build and maintain the now-extensive and world-famous 1600+ miles of singletrack and doubletrack trails in western Colorado and eastern Utah. Trail systems include Kokopelli's, Tabeguache, and Paradox, as well as the Grand Mesa, Palisade, Gateway, and Ridgway, CO. COPMOBA is a registered 501©3 non-profit organization. Federal ID# 84-1130981

For more information about COPMOBA contact:
Amy Agapito, Coordinator
coordinator@copmoba.org 970-244-8877
www.copmoba.org
Follow COPMOBA on Facebook!


About Grand Valley Trail Alliance
The GVTA is United on Trails. We support trail focused efforts throughout the Grand Valley.
Mission: The mission of this organization is to support, enhance and sustain a world-class multiple-use trail network in western Colorado's Grand Valley by facilitating trail planning, education, construction, maintenance and management between trail user groups, communities, and land managers.

For more information about Grand Valley Trails Alliance contact:
Dave Grossman, Coordinator
(970) 462-7151
coordinator@gvtrails.org
www.gvtrails.com
Follow Grand Valley Trail Alliance on Facebook!

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