Inaugural Tour of the Moon Janine Hegeman
There were a few options on this ride. Most CSCC riders chose the long route, which included the Monument and the relatively flat cruise around Fruita for a total of 62 miles. There was also the short route, which was through the Monument only.
The climb at the start was challenging, but worth it as we descended with oohs and ahhhs around each turn, every one bringing another fantastic vista.
The post ride party food was delicious, and the town of Grand Junction was friendly and delightful. I know I am going the make the 5 hour trek next year to do this ride again. There is still so much more to explore and see.