Kick off festival season with the biggest street party of the year! Welcome to Grand Junction Rides & Vibes Mountain Bike Race and Downtown Music Festival — new name, same great event! With 16 bands and live mountain bike racing action over three days, Rides & Vibes is your chance to cut loose and celebrate our amazing cycling and music community. Here’s what you need to know before you go!

When is the event?
2 p.m. Friday, May 20 – 2 p.m., Sunday, May 22.

How much does it cost?
The Rides & Vibes Downtown Music Fest is a completely free event!

Who’s playing?
The music festival runs all three days over two stages. Catch nationally touring artists Marc Broussard headlining Saturday night and hip-hop artist Spose headlining Friday night. Both Friday and Saturday lineups are filled with regional and local bands bringing everything from rock, soul, twang and funk to Downtown Grand Junction.   

When are the races?
Rides & Vibes starts off Friday with a bang! The festival opens at 2 p.m. Grab a beer from Colorado favorite Ska Brewing and cheer on pro riders as they race laps through Downtown streets, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The community favorite Klunker Crit also returns Friday night, so dress in costume and roll the streets in style!    

Amature racing starts Saturday morning with the Fresh 15, Dirty 30, and Filthy 40. Riders start and end on Main Street so make sure to cheer on your neighbors as they cross the finish line! The pro race is

Where can I get a beer?
Ska Brewing is this year’s main beer sponsor! The Durango favorite will have two pour stations, both located near the stages. New this year is a local beer garden! Beer favorites from Rockslide Brewery, Ramblebine Brewing Company, Talbott’s Cider Company, and Foam & Folly are on tap all weekend long! Find the local beer station on 5th Street. 

What about food?
Food truck favorites will be scattered on every block of the event. Don’t forget downtown restaurants will also be open all weekend!

Where can I park?
All public lots on Colorado Avenue are open during the entire event! The Rood Avenue lot is also available, however it will be closed from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday for the Crit Race. Street is also available around downtown.

Special thanks to Primary Care Partners for sponsoring the Rides and Vibes event, the Grand Junction Sports Commission for organizing the mountain bike race, and Ska Brewing for sponsoring the beer garden.