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Maverick Classic returns with beer festival

Maverick Classic returns with beer festival

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ( KREX ) — The Maverick Classic is back with a bigger team showing up to sponsor the ride. CMU’s cycling team…

Wednesday, Mar 23

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ( KREX ) — The Maverick Classic is back with a bigger team showing up to sponsor the ride. CMU’s cycling team is hosting again with freshman Peyton Wilkerson experienced on mountain, road, and cycle cross.

The crew just came off a race weekend and Peyton says the motivation to do well is high.

“From here till Saturday, I’ll probably be doing a mix of endurance in a little bit of like lighter style training,” CMU Cyclist Peyton Wilkerson shares, “I think we’re all going to try to carry the CMU on our jerseys pretty high do the best we can as a team to get the best results probably just a little extra pressure but I think it will be good.”

People who come out to the Classic this year will not just get a great view of cyclists.

“The classic comes back with the smooth chaser of a beer festival,” Cora Dickey reports.

The race starts off at Rockslide, but 12 breweries from across the Western Slope make up the beer festival. Ramblebine Brewing Co-Founder Eli Gerson is excited this platform sets the public up to support a fully-localized event.

“The pours are four ounces each so it gives everyone the opportunity to comfortably try beers at every brewery and every cidery,” Ramblebine Brewing Co-Founder Eli Gerson shares, ” I think it’s a really cool opportunity to see some of the new breweries in town as well to revisit the ones who kind of paved the way.”The CMU cycling team […]

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