May 7 - 8, 2021


One of the most beloved endurance events on the western slope. With a fast and fun singletrack lap located within the “posh environs” of Highline Lake State Park, with its green grass and warm showers, makes this a great race to kick off the season.

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The 2020 16th Annual US Bank 18 Hrs of Fruita presented by the City of Fruita has officially been postponed until next year,
May 7-8, 2021.

The Mesa County Health Department informed us that due to the amount of participants coming from outside the area, which is about 95%+ of our racers, they would not be allowing our event or similar events. The area has a low percentage of cases and are concerned about the potential spread of the virus with an influx of visitors. We respect their decision and appreciate informing us in a timely manner.

We want to thank everyone for their patience as will now DEFER all participants of this SOLD OUT event to the new dates in 2021. You do not have to do anything as our Registration Manager will move teams/solos to the 2021 site on imathlete-all links are still good and pertinent dates are being updated. We will begin sending emails after the first of the year reminding you to complete your rosters and providing updates regarding the event. If you are unable to attend the 2021 event we will be happy to extend your deferral to 2022.

And finally, we want to thank our title sponsor, US Bank, our presenting sponsor, the City of Fruita, as well as our venue, Highline Lake State Park for their support during these trying times as they will also return in 2021 for our “REDUX” of the 16th Annual 18 hrs of Fruita and the 25th Anniversary Fruita Fat Tire Festival.


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Highline Lake State Park

An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is the recreation epicenter for the Grand Valley with two lakes, lush grass, trails and trees.

No matter the season, Highline Lake State Park is a diverse and welcome retreat. Connected to miles of trails and close to communities, the park makes an ideal base camp for exploring the Grand Junction area. Whether passing through on mountain bikes, or as an end destination, the park welcomes campers, anglers, families and groups.

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Nothing like riding your bike for 18 hours, camping out with friends, and just having a good time!

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Its fast, its fun! The course is a blast, singletrack and some double-track, its AWESOME!

Previous Rider

Its a great race, camping is fun, we will be back next year.

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