Fruita, Colorado: Bike Riding Raptor

Skeletal metal dinosaur riding a mountain bike was sculpted by Rand B. Hillyer as an Eagle Scout project.

Address:
325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO
Directions:
Downtown. On the northeast corner of N. Peach St. and E. Aspen Ave.
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Fat Tire Raptor.

Fat Tire Raptor

There's a small park with a skeletal metal dinosaur riding a bike. It's just a short walk from the big dino at the circle and the Mike the Headless Chicken sculpture. This stretch of a few blocks has cool plaques describing historical building facades, and a few funky benches made out of unusual objects such as a car front and phone booth.

[YY, 09/15/2017]

Fat Tire Raptor was donated to the city in Nov. 2013 by Rand B. Hillyer as an Eagle Scout project.

Dino biker.

Mountainbiking Dino

While stopping to see another listed dinosaur and grab a coffee at the headless chicken statue, I noticed this prehistoric pedaler. Locals described another dino statue which spits on you when you stand beneath it. Also nearby and worth a look, a whimsically inappropriate handcuff-shaped bike rack.

[Leslie Wacker, 06/24/2016]

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In the region:
8-Foot-Tall LEGO Man, Grand Junction, CO - 11 mi.

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