Want to ride 32 miles of amazing single-track with 6000' of downhill? Ride off the Grand Mesa, with stunning views over the entire Grand Valley, all the way to Palisade? Then we need your help because it's time to...Power the Plunge!!!
The news that you’ve been waiting for - COPMOBA and partners are ready to begin the building process of the Palisade Plunge and we need your help to Power the Plunge! In short, we’re ready to begin requesting grant funding for Phase 1 of trail building...
and we need to raise $30,000 by July 29th for grant match requirements!
The Power the Plunge campaign kicks off today and is the best opportunity for individuals and businesses to donate to this project. You can donate at any level, at any time, and as often as you’d like. Keep reading for more details, and visit www.copmoba.org/PowerThePlunge
to show your support!
When complete, the Palisade Plunge will connect the top of the Grand Mesa (10,700') to the Town of Palisade, CO, (4,700') via 32 miles of sweet riding back-country singletrack - yes, 6000' of relief, and the style of trail you've come to expect from COPMOBA. The Plunge is guaranteed to offer a fast, fun, and challenging ride.
Due to the scale of the trail and the terrain through which it will be built, as well as additional parking, trailhead, and restroom facilities that will be built along the route, this project cost is estimated at ~$1,600,000. While our plan is to obtain much of this funding through various grant funding options, it is critical that the mountain bike, run, and walk community is able to support the project through a locally driven fundraising campaign. Those grants require matching dollars, and now is the time to pitch in!
Phase 1 of the project is to construct roughly the lower half of the route. This will provide ~18 miles of point to point route, plus new loop options adjacent to the existing Palisade Rim Trail. We're working to get as much quality trail on the ground for everyones riding pleasure as soon as possible. Construction start is planned for Spring 2019 if funding is secured, and Phase 2 will follow directly after Phase 1.
to donate. There you'll also find current and future information on the project and campaign and opportunities to sign up for future volunteer activities and work days on the trail. After you’ve donated, please share this post with your friend network and let them know how important this project is for the singletrack community of Colorado.