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Fruita Fat Tire Schedule: April 23-26th

Join us on April 23 – 26, 2015 as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this Colorado Mountain Bike tradition; the US Bank Fruita Fat Tire Festival.

Come ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy  From the VIP party Thursday night, to the live bands Friday and Saturday evenings under the Western Colorado stars in downtown Fruita, as well as one of the top cycling expo’s in the USA. Celebrate hundreds of miles of World Class MTB Trails and join in the fun! Also stick around the following weekend for the 11th Annual US Bank 18 Hours of Fruita @ Highline on May 1 & 2, 2015.

Over The Edge Sports-Fruita is open throughout the Festival for Sales, Service, Info and Conversation. Want to know about Mountain Biking in the Fruita area, go see the experts! (202 E. Aspen Ave. Fruita, 81521).

CLUNKER CRIT

The Fruita Fat Tire Festival Clunker Crit is back and better than ever!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Fruita Circle Park in downtown Fruita.

Registration is free, but mandatory, in order to receive your crit number. Registration begins at noon at the Hot Tomato Cafe and Pizzeria located at 124 N. Mulberry St in downtown Fruita.

Events Include
3:00pm- Kids Fun Laps- 3 total laps for those 10 and under.
3:30pm- Adult Fun Laps- 10 minutes around the circle- for those that fancy themselves fun!
4:00pm- Adult Hot Laps- 10 minutes around the circle- for those that fancy themselves speedy!

All riders must wear helmets.

New this year is the addition of a Business League- come on out and represent your small business!

Award categories include Best Clunker, Best Costume, Best Team Clunker, Best Team Costume, and overall winners in the Kids Fun Laps and the Adult Hot Laps.

Prizes include Hot Tomato gift cards and shwag.

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME-there is food service and participants on bikes, so we would appreciate for the safety of both your pet and the participants that you adhere to this policy.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 23

9a-3p Vendor Arrival/Expo Set up VENDORS Only-Fruita Civic Center Park (325 E Aspen Ave)
3p-5p Festival Pass/Demo Wristband Registration/Check In Fruita Civic Center Park (325 E Aspen Ave)
3p – 6p KEEN Rippin Chix Beg/Int Skills Camp in Park. More Info: AlisonGannett.com970-209-8207
5p-7:30p Festival Pass Registration/Check In Suds Brothers Brewery (at door of VIP Party) -No Demo Wristbands will be sold during this time Check out the Menu
No pass, no problem  you can still come $20/door until 7:30p (come early!). All will be fed! Party with fellow Mountain Bikers all night long!

Online Registration available at imathlete.com during event

Friday, April 24

8a – 9p Expo Open. (*Note, most vendors close booths at sunset, bands & beer ‘till 9p).
8a – 6p Bike Demo’s Available from Vendors. *Demo bike availability varies with vendor. FFTF does not guarantee availability. (Festival Pass, Weekender Pass, or Demo Wristband Required to demo bikes from Vendors)
9a -12p KEEN Rippin Chix Intermediate Singletrack Camp. More Info:AlisonGannett.com 970-209-8207
8a-6p Weekender Pass/Demo Wristband Registration/Check In- Fruita Civic Center Park (325 E Aspen Ave)
12p – 9:15p New Belgium Beer Garden OPEN (last call 9p).
3p – 6p KEEN Rippin Chix Beg/Int Skills Camp in Park. More Info: AlisonGannett.com970-209-8207
3:30p – 9p PARTY IN THE PARK! Fruita Civic Center Park (325 E Aspen Ave)
3:30p – 9p-ish Live Music

Food Vendors available all evening.

Online Registration available at imathlete.com during event

Saturday, April 25

8a – 9p Expo Open. (*Note, most vendors close booths at sunset, bands & beer ‘till 9p).
8a-6p Bike Demos (Festival Pass, Weekender Pass, or Demo Wristband Required)
8am-4pm Weekender Pass/Demo Wristband Registration/Check in-Fruita Civic Center Park (325 E Aspen Ave)
8a – 10:30a Pancake Breakfast! Presented by US BANK & COPMOBA. No charge but donations encouraged to support COPMOBA’s efforts to maintain our beautiful Grand Valley Trails.
9a – 12p KEEN Rippin Chix Intermediate Singletrack Camp. More Info:AlisonGannett.com 970-209-8207
3p-4:30p Clunker Crit (Registration for the Crit is at the Hot Tomato at 12 noon)
12p – 9:15p New Belgium Beer Garden OPEN (last call 9p).
1:30p – 9p PARTY IN THE PARK! Fruita Civic Center Park (325 E Aspen Ave)
1:30p – 9p-ish Live Music
7:30 ish Prize Drawings & Give Away-s. **Including drawing for New Belgium Cruiser Bike. PLEASE NOTE: Value/nice prizes for registered pass holder participants only.
9:30p Expo Closes. Park Take-down and clean up.

Food Vendors Available all evening.

Online Registration available at imathlete.com during event

Sunday, April 26

8a – ? Enjoy a few more hours of single track heaven here in beautiful Fruita, CO.

FESTIVAL PASSES

Experience the festival in style with a Pass.  You will gain access to all the parties with free beer, food and a chance to win great prizes. Make sure you register today and purchase your passes – they will SELL OUT!

More details on the Festival Passes – Click Here

Here is the link to the above schedule: http://fruitafattirefestival.com/schedule/

 

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How did real estate perform in the 1st quarter of 2015?

Let’s look at how 2015 1st quarter did vs 2014 1st quarter.
The following is for all sales on the GJ area MLS by reporting agents/companies.
This is for single family homes excluding modular and manufactured built homes.

1ST QUARTER:
# of Sales 2015:   455               # of Sales 2014: 392
Median Sales Price 2015: $186,900
Median Sales Price 2014: $180,000

Median Days On Market 2015- 109 days
Median Days On Market 2014- 104.5 days

REO/HUD/Short Sales 2015- 16.47% of total sales
REO/HUD/Short Sales 2014- 23.7% of total sales

Areas with Median Sales Price for 2015 for 1st Qtr Sales
Redlands- $277,500
North- $242,250
Fruita- $219,900
NE- $179,900
SE- $167,450
Orchard Mesa: $171,450
GJ City: $147,650
Clifton: $139,150

Observations:
*# of sales in the 1st quarter of  2015 vs 2014 was up 15.82%.  This will be interesting to see if demand stays strong for the remainder of 2015 or if this uptick in sales in the 1st quarter was somewhat aided by our warmer temperatures over the winter.
*The number of REO (bank owned), HUD, & Short sales dropped from roughly 1 in every 4 sales in 2014 to 1 in every 6 sales in 2015.  This is a positive in my opinion as the fewer bank, hud, short sales that are on the market, the less competition for the average homeowner that is selling that might have to compete against a bank pricing a tad lower than market to sell their inventory.
*With the positive news of a big uptick in # of sales and fewer REO/HUD/Short Sales, the median sales price only increased by 3.83%.  Not bad but a lot lower when you compare to the Front Range (Denver, Ft. Collins…) where real estate appears to be hot, hot, hot over there.
On the flip side, good news for those that are or will soon be in the market to buy as they can take advantage of low interest rates and still find a home at an affordable price.

Have specific real estate questions or are considering buying or selling?
Please give me a call or e-mail me.

Matt Eilers
C#970-445-8227
E-mail: MattEilers@aol.com

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