Our Goal: Promote health through well-constructed and inclusive neighborhoods, trails, sidewalks and open spaces

 Alternate Transportation

Taking the bus, walking or riding a bike are viable, healthy ways to get around. Learn more about those options here.

Every June, Mesa County participates in Colorado Bike Month and Bike to Work Day!

Click here to sign up for the Business and Commuter Challenges and to learn more about Colorado Bike Month events in Mesa County!

Commuting by bike can not only save money but also reduce stress. We dare you to try it (we think you’ll get hooked!). 

Colorado Department of Transportation – Bike and Pedestrian Program

Did you know that CDOT supports walking and biking? That’s right. Check out this statewide program by clicking here.

Colorado Department of Transportation – Share the Road

Sharing the road is important. Click here to read more about sharing the road and CDOT’s campaign for bike and pedestrian friendly communities.

Grand Valley Area Cycling Maps

Check out thesemaps for suggested bicycle routes in Grand Junction. Local cyclists have found these routes to be most practical in terms of traffic volume and speed, shoulder width, topography and other such criteria.

Paved Paths of the Grand Valley

Check out this map to see routes that are for biking or walking. Click here.

Riverfront Trail

Did you know that there is a trail along the river that (almost) connects Palisade to Fruita? That’s right! Check it out by clicking here, grab your bike and hit the trail.

Bike Law Information

ColoBikeLaw.com is dedicated to informing and advancing the rights of all cyclists, particularly in Colorado. Their goal is to promote bicycle safety awareness, advocate bicycling interests, and serve as a resource of information for cyclists in need of legal assistance.

Rules of the Road

When you ride on the road, make sure you follow the law. You are held to the same rules as motor vehicles. Review this manual  from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for more information on safety, rules and laws on your bike.

Safe Routes to School

Did you know that more than 3,500 kids have been taught and are continually being taught how to safely bike and walk to school?! This program sponsored by Grand Valley Bikes, the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County focuses on:
●     Education: proper helmet fit, rules of the road and bike safety
●     Encouragement: to use road-safe skills
●     Engineering: conducting walking audits, the safety of school surroundings
●     Enforcement: rules of the road and safe driving habits
●     Evaluation: effectiveness of the program and ways to improve it.

For more information on Grand Valley Safe Routes to School, visit: http://www.grandvalleybikes.org/p/safe-routes-to-school.html

Take the bus. Did you know that public buses have ways to transport your bike? They do! 

Grand Valley Transit (GVT)

Public transportation can save you money, get you to and from places in an efficient amount of time, and it is environment-friendly! Need to get to a job interview or doctor’s appointment? Don’t be afraid to take a GVT bus! These buses are also ADA accessible. For all of your GVT needs, how-to-ride the bus information, routes and more, visithttp://gvt.mesacounty.us/

What can save you money, improve your health and help the environment? Commute by walking, biking or busing. Below are bike routes, Grand Valley Transit information and more to help you commute. Try it. You’ll like it.

Colorado Department of Transportation – Bike and Pedestrian Program

Did you know that CDOT supports walking and biking? That’s right. Check out this statewide program by clickinghere.

Colorado Department of Transportation – Share the Road

Sharing the road is important. Click here to read more about sharing the road and CDOT’s campaign for bike and pedestrian friendly communities.

Paved Paths of the Grand Valley

Check out this map to see routes that are for biking or walking. Click here.

Riverfront Trail

Did you know that there is a trail along the river that (almost) connects Palisade to Fruita? That’s right! Check it out by clicking here, grab the family, and hit the trail.

Safe Routes to School

Did you know that more than 3,500 kids have been taught and are continually being taught how to safely bike and walk to school?! This program sponsored by Grand Valley Bikes, the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County focuses on:
●     Education: proper helmet fit, rules of the road and bike safety
●     Encouragement: to use road-safe skills
●     Engineering: conducting walking audits, the safety of school surroundings
●     Enforcement: rules of the road and safe driving habits
●     Evaluation: effectiveness of the program and ways to improve it.

For more information on Grand Valley Safe Routes to School, visit: http://www.grandvalleybikes.org/p/safe-routes-to-school.html

The Walking and Biking Summit is a day long event which focuses on the walkability and bikeability of the Grand Valley. Participants include Grand Valley residents, businesses, transportation planners, medical professionals, elected officials and students.

2013 successes: click here.

2015 successes: click here.

Toolkit:
Encourage Kids to Use Active Transportation
Encourage Active Transportation in Business
Advocate for Active Communities