This past weekend was Hucktoberfest at the “Ranch”, a super bad-ass private Mountain Bike complex in nearby Grand Junction, CO. Two of our friends, Telluride local rippers Jon Yaseen and Trevor Martin were at the event and were kind enough to get some footage for Unofficial. Jon had the following to say about the event:
Every Spring and Fall the “Ranch” by Grassroots Cycles hosts amazing freeride events: the Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival and Hucktoberfest. This past weekend’s Hucktoberfest was a blast at the Ranch, where the event took shape as a benefit for injured rider Evan Guthrie. Evan took a serious brain injury this past Spring while practicing for the Ranchstyle Festival. Thankfully Evan is making positive signs of recovery!
For those who missed the fun, donations are being accepted toward his benefit by mailing to: Grassroots Cycles, 401 Colorado Ave, Grand Junction CO 81501.
True to the organizers’ name, these events and the location have an inspiring grassroots vibe, while developing and attracting amazing freeride mountain bike talent! The Ranch is a rare place: pump tracks, slalom race courses, big flowy jumps, wooden features, and gullies that beg to be shredded to bits by capable riders! A big thanks to Grand Junction-based Grassroots Cycles for making a dream freeride area like the Ranch a reality!
One of the amazing aspects of living in Colorado is big POW skiing as early as October 8th, amazing singletrack an hour away the next day, and having places like the Ranch to shred almost year-round.