VCB awards $40,000 to help fund mountain bike race

The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau has awarded $40,000 to Epic Rides to help fund the Grand Junction Off-Road endurance mountain bike race.

The grant continues an annual financial commitment and assures Grand Junction will remain one of three host cities for the race series.

“There was an ample amount of discussion, including the importance to host an event centered in the City of Grand Junction and to have the name Grand Junction as an integral part of the event’s name to create brand awareness and recognition,” said Brad Taylor, chairman of the VCB board.

The Grand Junction race is among three organized by Epic Rides, including the Whiskey Off-Road in Prescott, Ariz., and Carson City Off-Road in Carson City, Nev. For more information, visit the website at