GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Cyclists from over 35 states came to Grand Junction to partake in the third annual Icon LASIK Tour of the Moon Saturday. The ride is named for the moon-like scenery it features and takes riders through the Colorado Monument on a 61 or 41 kilometer loop and finish in downtown.
Over 1900 participants took advantage of a gorgeous day and some of the finest cycling in the U.S. Upon finishing, riders were offered a meal, sports massages and an opportunity to check out some stylish gear from other sponsors. They also got to ride alongside pro cyclist Tom Danielson, who currently calls Durango home, and enjoyed the day just as much as anybody.
"It's really a complete course," Danielson said afterwards. "It suits every type of rider. I love to come every single year just to meet all the different types of people that I wouldn't normally get to meet because they're standing on the side of the road at the USA Pro Challenge or the Tour of Utah or wherever I might see these fans. It's really cool to spend the afternoon and morning riding with them and hearing their awesome stories."