It's fantastic to hear and see all the events returning to Western Colorado. If you've been out the past few weekends it's clear to see that people here are itching for a reason to get outside and socialize. This should give you even more reason to check out the USA BMX Grand Mesa Nationals taking place later this month. In fact, our Grand Junction Sports Commission is looking for volunteers and if you donate some time and you're 21+ you can grab a free beer.

This is the real deal, the American Bicycle Association is sanctioning the event, set to take place Friday, June 25th through Sunday, June 27th at Grand Valley BMX. The exact location of the event will be 2785 US-50 in Grand Junction. BMX racing was one of the first extreme sports and there will be some intense competition taking place so make sure you don't miss out.

The USA BMX Grand Mesa Nationals Are For Bicyclists of All Ages

There will be kids racing as young as 5-years-old and even races taking place in the Sixty-One & Over class. All skill levels from novice to professional will be on display for the event and if you're looking for more information, click here.

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How Do I Volunteer at the USA BMX Grand Mesa Nationals and Get Free Beer?

The volunteers are needed on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th. This should go without saying, but only those volunteers 21+ will be offered a free beer at the end of their shift. If you want to sign up click here or email

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