Western Slope ’cross, running races kick off in Grand Junction Sunday

Western Slope ’cross, running races kick off in Grand Junction Sunday
Local News

By Melanie Wong

GRAND JUNCTION — It wasn’t that long ago that fall signaled the time for mountain athletes to put away their bikes and shoes, and get ready for winter. Not so much anymore, as there are a slew of Western Slope bike and foot races beginning on Sunday.Mountain and Desert Racing, based in Grand Junction, is holding their second season of Urban Tread Adventures, a six-race series of cyclocross and trail-running events. Each race brings a unique course — such as through a corn maze in Fruita, or through an orchard in Palisade — with modified bike courses for all ability …

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