GJ Off-Road combines with Downtown Art + Music Fest

Staff Report
Grand Junction Free Press
The Grand Junction Off-Road hosts a variety of technical
Devon Balet |


WHAT: Grand Junction Off-Road & Art + Music Festival

WHERE: Downtown Grand Junction

WHEN: May 29-31


Epic Rides and Downtown Grand Junction recently joined forces to provide the quintessential western Colorado experience to visitors and locals alike — bikes, art, music, beer, and wine.

In its third year, the Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank has established itself as a national and international mountain-bike event that combines the challenges of the Lunch Loop trail system with the fun of downtown Grand Junction. Called the most technical endurance race in America, it also offers a spectrum of accessible fun for first time racers, beginners and kids.

“This event brings people together from far and wide for fun and adventure on bikes in the Grand Valley,” said Dave Grossman, Grand Junction Off-Road event director. “We are really excited about taking the fun even further with more live music, art, and an amazing beer garden.”

The Downtown Grand Junction Art + Music Festival has been a celebration of great art, music, food, and local beer and wine for 27 years.

“It’s an ever-evolving local favorite, and moving the date a few weeks later in May will improve our chances for great weather while allowing us to expand the festival with Epic Rides,” said Aaron Hoffman, spokesman for Downtown Grand Junction.

Other highlights of the weekend include a brunch with music on Sunday morning, multiple stages and musicians, and local, regional, and national artists displaying and selling their works. As with previous Art + Music Festivals, and due to its unique security perimeter, attendees (21 and older) can stroll four blocks of Main Street while enjoying a glass of beer or wine.

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