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Lots of road closures during the Grand Junction Off-Road event

Caitlin Row
crow@gjfreepress.com

New this year, the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain-bike race and downtown music event will host three days of fun this Labor Day weekend — Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. Organizers expect a few thousand visitors, and road closures will periodically occur throughout the event.

“It’s going to be very busy,” said Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau spokeswoman Mistalynn Meyeraan. “Lunch Loops (mountain-bike area) will be heavily used” all weekend.

According to Epic Rides event administrator Sallye Williams in a news release, a full street closure on Main Street, between First and mid-way between Fourth and Fifth streets is planned from 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. Then temporary closures are as follows:

On Friday, there will be a temporary closure on First and Main streets, Main and Spruce, Broadway and Rice, Monument Road and Little Park Road from 3-6 p.m. There will also be another temporary street closure from 6-7:30 p.m. on Third Street (Colorado to Rood), Colorado (Third to Fourth street), Rood (Third to Sixth), Fourth Street (White Avenue to Colorado), White Avenue (Fourth to Fifth street), Fifth Street (White to Main) and Sixth Street (Rood to Main).

On Saturday, temporary street closures are planned from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on First and Main streets, Main and Spruce, Broadway and Rice, and on Monument Road and Little Park Road.

Then on Sunday, additional temporary street closures are planned from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on First and Main streets, Main and Spruce, Broadway and Rice, and on Monument Road and Little Park Road. Now, did you get all that?

For more information about music, racing and road closures, visit http://www.epicrides.


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