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Best Beer & Bike Trips - Fruita

June 26, 2017
Navigate the bizarrely named roads north out of Fruita to some of the best single-track in Colorado.  From the roundabout downtown head north on N. Mesa Street.  Turn right onto K Road and after almost a quarter mile turn left onto N. Maple Street.  Continue onto 17 1/2 Road for 3 miles.  Turn Right onto N 3/10 Road and then a half mile later take a left on 18 Road.  You'll know you're heading in the right direction if the Book Cliffs, the walls along the mesa, keep getting closer.  Pull into the 18 Road parking lot 8 miles later.  On a dry day the trails are hard, smooth and fast.  

Blast down Prime Cut or Kessle's for a luge-like ride, or straddle the skinny spines of Joe's Ridge.  And, always keep an eye on the clouds. Rain turns the desert clay into "peanut butter", and makes for a very long day if you're on one of the outer loops - no one likes to walk a bike, especially when the wheels don't turn!  

Head Back to Fruita for a 18 Road IPA at Copper Club Brewing or an S.O.B. from Suds Brothers.  Or, enjoy a Standing Wave Pale Ale  at Kannah Creeks Edgewater Brewery-West.
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