Weekend Preview: It’s Still Summer in Fruita

Triathlon Events

Friday September 8th

 

Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Fruita


Saturday September 9th

 

XTERRA Fruita

Fruita


IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships: Women’s Race

Chattanooga, TN


Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Fruita

 


Sunday September 10th

 

Horsetooth Open Water Swim

Ft. Collins


IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships: Men’s Race

Chattanooga, TN


Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Fruita



Cycling Events

Thursday Septembr 7th

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Ladies Only: Intro to CX Info Night

Golden


Saturday September 9th

 

Golden GiddyUp

Golden


Rocky Mountain Enduro Series – Race #3

Steamboat Springs


Nederland X

Nederland


Cougar Slayer

Nederland


13th Annual Vapor Trail 125

Salida


First Aide for Mountain Bikers

Golden


SMC Fall Classic

Summit County


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Lee Likes Bikes Level 2 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Sunday September 10th

 

Buffalo Bicycle Classic

Boulder


Shimano Series CX: Harlow Platts

Boulder


Colorado League Race #2: South Conference

Leadville


Colorado League Race #2: North Conference

Steamboat Springs


Rocky Mountain Enduro Series – Race #3

Steamboat Springs


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


13th Annual Vapor Trail 125

Salida


Golden GiddyUp

Golden

Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Your Next Triathlon Road Trip – The Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

There is a great triathlon opportunity still on the horizon, not on the front-range, but instead in Grand Junction. Itching to try some roads and trails. Maybe a little road trip?

Gather up your family or a group of friends and head west for the Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival located at Highline State Park near Fruita, CO on September 8-10, 2017.

This unique festival offers XTERRA, Sprint and Olympic options for your choosing plus lakeside camping for the whole gang. Once you’ve raced, let the adventure continue with world-class mountain biking, road riding, hiking, climbing, SUP, rafting or wine tasting.

Just feel like relaxing after your race? Take a drive over the Colorado National Monument with the family then grab pizza at the infamous Hot Tomato or hit downtown Grand Junction for brews and other great dining options. You’ll even have the chance to get the last of the mouth-watering Palisade peaches, a refreshing reward for all that activity.

For a complete guide on all the activities available in the Grand Valley, visit http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/.

Triathletes may choose between an XTERRA Tri on Saturday or your choice of Sprint or Olympic distance road tri’s on Sunday. Camping is available on-site at Highline State Park for $30 per night. Sites are just 100 yards from the transition and the start/finish areas. If camping isn’t your thing, there are a number of hotels in the Fruita area, just a 15 minute drive from the race site.

About the Races

The XTERRA Fruita Triathlon starts off with a 600 meter swim, a 50 meter run on the beach and another 600 meter swim in the waters of Highline Lake. Then you’re off on a 13 mile ride on a course that mixes single and double track. And finally, you’ll finish off with a scenic and interesting 4.5 mile run. The XTERRA Sprint is also available, offering a 600m swim, 7.5 mile ride and 2.8 mile run.

This is the 6th year for the Sprint & Olympic triathlons, taking place on Sunday. Both races feature some of the best road courses you will find in Colorado.
For course maps, race schedules and registration info, visit https://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8482

XTERRA Fruita

(Part of the Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival)

Our wonderful partner, XTERRA, is working closely with us to ensure you will have a great off-road triathlon event. They are supplying us quite a bit of support, so we’re grateful for their teamwork and for the support to make sure we can provide you one heck of an XTERRA to remember by! They also host and support a huge number of off-road events internationally, so we’re honored to be hosting this event on their behalf! Click on their logo to the right for more details.

The XTERRA Fruita Triathlon starts off with a 600 meter swim with a 50 meter run on the beach, and another 600 meter swim in the awesome waters of Highline Lake, a 13 mile mix of single track and double track course on the beginner friendly mountain bike trails inside Highline State Park, and finishes with a 4.5 mile run that can be described as scenic and interesting!

When you register you’ll be asked to rank your mountain bike ability between Pro/Expert and Intermediate/Beginner. This is to place you in the appropriate waves for the race day. There will be two starting waves separated by 40 minutes. This will give wave-1 athletes (the faster mountain bikers) time to clear the first lap before the second wave of athletes hits the bike course, thus eliminating the need for the faster riders to pass other riders on the course. It means a more enjoyable ride for everyone!

REGISTRATION INFO:
This event is limited to 300 competitors; please register early to take advantage of the discounted pricing.

* AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS *

  • Juniors (19 & Under) – Juniors get $10 off standard adult entry!
  • Challenged Athletes – CA’s get $10 off standard adult entry!
  • Volunteer – Earn up to a free entry by volunteering; email at madracingcolorado@gmail.com for more details!

To register now, click on the green “Register Now” button near the top of this screen or click on the following link: REGISTER NOW >>