Ride the Rockies kicked off its second day with a 96 mile ride from Grand Junction to Hotchkiss on Monday.
Hundreds of riders braved the heat and a steep climb over the Grand Mesa.
The ride ended in Hotchkiss where cyclists didn’t descend onto the town all at once. Some rode in small groups and others were riding solo.
Carrie Yantzer, the principal of Hotchkiss K8, and a few other supporters greeted people as they peddled past.
Yantzer said she’s happy to see Ride the Rockies return to town.