one of our favorite [borrowed] mottos:

"We aren't stopping traffic, we are traffic!"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ZOMBIE RIDE + upcoming events!

Thursday, September 30th
7pm at 10th & Main
Join us for our monthly community cruiser ride around town.


The JUNK RIDE dresses up as the ZOMBIE RIDE this Friday, October 1st. We will join in a combined celebration of community, art, and cultural events when the 2nd annual ZOMBIE PROM haunts the night!

Please note, the Zombie Prom will now be taking place at the Mesa Theater. A $10 donation at the door will not only help support our very own local community radio station during their Fall Fund Drive, but it also includes a night of death defying music spun by a vast array of talented djs, dancing, etc. for "a ghoulish night of music, mayhem, and fundraising." We will all be helping KAFM to meet the station's fundraising goal during this night which puts a frightening flourish on the last hours of their week-long effort of working toward their goal which will help them continue to bring the music and cultural events that we so love to the Grand Valley. 100% of the donations at the door go to KAFM! NOTE: This is a 21+ event.

For the ZOMBIE RIDE --- Bring lights and deck out your bikes to appear as though they may have just been excavated from the grave. Light up your bikes and your person. It will be dark out, so we want lots of light for safety as well as for illumination of our ghastly appearance. As usual, noise makers are highly encouraged.

Oct. 1st Zombie Ride order of events:
7:15pm - meet up at 10th & Main w/ other zombies from around town to embark on the ride which will ultimately end up at the Zombie Prom.

8pm - First stop at Planet Earth & The Four Directions Gallery (524 Colorado Ave.) for the Sustainable Roots Fundraiser and Art Auction. You just can't beat the winning combination of art & a good cause!

8:30pm - Brief dance party --- you know where!

9pm - Stop at The Raw Canvas Tattoo Studio and Gallery (755 Rood) for The Exposed Show: Art Gallery and Concert > Be advised Junk Riders, as we are all about all things wheeled but not motorized, we are thrilled to announce that the GJ Roller Girls, Grand Junction's new all female roller derby squad, will be making an appearance at The Raw Canvas around 6pm if you would like to stop by and meet them before meeting us for the ride.

9:30pm - Haunt our way into the Zombie Prom at the Mesa Theater. Be sure to check for more info.!

Be sure to make note of the VENUE CHANGE!! The Zombie Prom will now be held at the Mesa Theater.**

DJ Strangefellow's Zombie Prom MASHUP Voting opportunity:
Vote for your choice of 3 a
rtists, not songs --- vote for ONE combination of 3 artists from the list below that you hope to hear in ONE song. DJ Strangefellow will play the winner on Friday night at the Mesa Theater. Email your suggestions to

The List:
Radiohead-Doors -Beatles-Depeche Mode-Talking Heads-Survivor-NIN-Pixies-Empire of the Sun-Deep Purple-Red hot Chili Peppers-Nirvana-Billy Idol-lenny kravitz-Ac/Dc-Pat Benatar-Nelly-ZZ Top-Crookers-James Brown-Sugarhill Gang-Pet Shop Boys-Prodigy-The Clash-The Beastie Boys-Joan Jett-nancy Sinatra-Metallica-Timberlake-No Doubt-Duran Duran-Michael Jackson

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350 Grand Valley Volunteer work day, Free Bike Maintenance, Group Bike Ride
On October 10, 2010, 350 Grand Valley is hosting a work party in downtown Grand Junction to celebrate climate solutions. The focus of the event is on bicycling and local agriculture as ways to make a difference. We will be volunteering at the GJ Main Street Community Garden and ending the day with a group bike ride around town. As a bonus, several local bike shops have offered free bike maintenance between 12:00 and 3:50 PM. Visit for more info. about the special events taking place right here in the Grand Valley in conjunction w/ a worldwide effort that same day!


Colorado Environmental Coalition's Third Annual Barn Dance
Friday, October 15, 2010
Time: 6pm-10pm
Where: Varaison Vineyards, 405 West 1st St. Palisade, CO

Head on out to the CEC's Third Annual Barn Dance in Palisade, CO. This year's barn dance is happening the evening of Friday, October 15th, 6pm-10pm at Varaison Vineyards barn. We'll have live, foot stompin' music with Simmer Down, excellent local wines, tasty sangria, food from around the Grand Valley, and a great silent auction. Tickets are $10.

A special thanks to Chris Brown of
Brown Cycles for donating bike racks for out in front of the Mesa Theater for Friday night's Zombie Ride! After all, we need a secure place to stow our Zombie wheels in front of the Prom...!


Last but not least --- Please make a note of these important upcoming
COPMOBA events:

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
October 2
Tabeguache Trail Head/Lunch Loop
9:00am til Noon

Bike Park Construction
October 2, 9
9am til Noon
In conjunction with Take a Kid Mtn Biking Day!
Volunteers needed!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Lunch Loop Skills Area
October 16
REI Breakfast - Roasted Coffeehouse Coffee - Bike Park Demo - Park Bike Raffle - Skills Clinic with MTB Training Systems

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


GJ has no specific party plans this year for CARFREE DAY, but please do your part to support this international day of celebration and demonstration! With a 60% chance of rain predicted for tomorrow, we who reside here in the high desert can certainly lend a symbolic gesture in solidarity to towns across the land who have to deal w/ inclement weather on their bike commutes on a regular basis. So hit the pedals tomorrow and show up smiling and soaking wet to work and feel good about being a part of World Carfree Day! Learn more here:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

upcoming Junk Ride Sept. events

Thurs., Sept. 9th, 5-7:30 p.m. === Riverfront Trail Open House
Where: Old Mesa County Courthouse (544 Rood Avenue), First Floor Multipurpose Room
What: Open House for Fruita Connection segment of the Colorado Riverfront Trail
Who: The public and members of the media are encouraged to attend.

This is the first of three public meetings to solicit your input, consider your comments, and ultimately implement ideas that will make this a better project.
This first open house is designed to share information on the intentions of the project, as well as to gather citizen input and hear your ideas.

The Fruita Connection Trail Project, which should be complete by 2013, will provide a vital link to the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. The trail alignment is proposed to follow the river, generally on the north side, parallel to the frontage road. The new trail will be constructed in three phases:
  • Riverfront Trail Section— 2.7 miles (Junior Service League Park to Walter Walker State Wildlife Area)
  • I-70 Right-Of-Way Section—2.2 miles (22 Road to 20 Road)
  • I-70 Frontage Road Section—3.2 miles (20 Road to the Fruita Visitor Center)

    Design and engineering of this project is being managed by the Mesa County
    Facilities and Parks Department. The $268,000 cost is funded by grants from Great Outdoors Colorado and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Thurs., Sept. 16th, 7:30pm === Ride the Divide film screening at the Avalon Theater

Thurs., Sept. 30th at 7pm
at 10th & Main === our monthly ride, be there!

Fri., Oct. 1st +/-8pm === Junk Ride will ride en masse and in costume to several local gallery events and parade through town en route to KAFM's 2nd annual ZOMBIE PROM!

more info. on the rides listed above to follow!