Experience backcountry racing in Colorado by celebrating in this rugged desert area known for so many adventure sports - Fruita, Colorado has it all! Whether you're looking for trail running, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, or canyoneering, Fruita has you covered. The Adventure Fest weekend includes a trail half marathon, 50K mtb and 50K gravel races on the epic 18 Road trails. Riders are also welcome to join us for the free women's gravel bike clinic and the free gravel group ride. You’ll have the chance to connect with other adventurers, enjoy amazing outdoor activities and celebrations, and experience a race unlike any other that blends competition and community.
At Gemini Adventures we believe in a simple notion that makes all the difference: Competition makes us faster, and collaboration makes us better.
Fruita Trail Half Marathon
This stunning half marathon course is a fun and exciting loop on flowy singletrack in Fruita, CO. Racers will experience breathtaking views of buttes, mesas, and landscapes across the Fruita desert as they traverse challenging terrain of short steep hills and beautiful descents. In total, racers will travel 13.8 miles of gorgeous open desert in pristine early-season condition and climb over 1,000’ vertical feet during this half marathon.
The Fruita Trail Half Marathon will take place on the final day of the Adventure Fest weekend and there is no cut off times for this trail race. Push your limits, make new friends, and celebrate the great outdoors in style at the Fruita Trail Half Marathon.
Fruita 50K Bike Races: Sarlacc Attack MTB and Dirty Edge Gravel
On both of our 50K bike races, you’ll ride the edge and your limits on world class trails that feature expansive views of the North Fruita Desert. These epic courses merge The Edge and the Sarlacc Trails, along with many others, to create a unique mountain biking experience across gorgeous vistas, back canyons, stunning cliffs, and many other terrains. Whether you travel the Sarlacc Attack or the Dirty Edge, these inspiring courses will challenge you like no other races in the state and you’ll climb 3,400’ and 2700’ respectively.
These fun 50K courses are quickly becoming classics in Fruita, CO, and both courses are excellent early-season tests of your stamina. Check out what Fruita has to offer you on these rugged, sporty, and stunning 50K bike races in Colorado.