BRAIN Dealer Tour: Is Palisade the next big MTB destination?

By Stephen Frothingham

PALISADE, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN’s Dealer Tour braved rain and even a bit of snow pedaling about 20 miles from Grand Junction to the small town of Palisade on Thursday, visiting the town’s Rapid Creek Cycles & Sports.

While Palisade is best known now for its wineries and its peaches, the town could become one of the major mountain biking destinations in a few years, if the owners of Rapid Creek have any say in it.

The store is owned by Scott Winans and Rondo Buecheler. Buecheler was the founder of Over The Edge Sports in Fruita, Colorado, (where the Dealer Tour visited Wednesday) where he helped build the trails and biking community that made Fruita one of the most popular mountain bike destinations in the country. In Palisade, he has similar plans. The town already has several good trails, and the shop does a good business renting mountain bikes for the trails and e-bikes for winery tours. The shop also rents and sells paddleboards and other water sport gear.

The store’s founders also are working hard to establish a new trail that would descend from the nearby Grand Mesa about 6,000 feet over 30 miles to …read more

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