The 9th Annual Tour of the Moon was made famous in the 1980’s Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. Its legacy continues as one of the premier road cycling events in the Rocky Mountains. Tour of the Moon is produced by Roll Massif, a collection of 9 signature road, gravel and trail sportives. This event is extremely popular. The National Park Service caps participation at 2,200 and the event sells out every year.
The route starts and finishes at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. The ride begins with a spectacular trek through the Colorado National Monument. After exiting the Monument, riders may elect to tackle a metric century through the beautiful farm country and surrounding areas of Fruita or opt for the classic 41-mile loop back to Grand Junction.
The Tour of the Moon is one of the most important fundraising events that benefits Bicycle Colorado and One RiverFront.
Stick around after your ride for the Harvest Moon Celebration, complete with an expo, lunch, live entertainment and beer garden. Check out the latest cycling gear, accessories and nutrition products. You’ll find great bargains on apparel, equipment and more. Inform your friends and family that the expo is also open during the ride itself, so while you are on the course, they can enjoy the exhibits.