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Thursday, July 15, 2010

ride for saturday 17 july, 2010: Kent Eriksen's Tour de Steamboat

some of the best riding in northwest Colorado will be traversed by several hundred cyclists on saturday when Kent Eriksen's Tour de Steamboat takes to the high mountain roads again as part of a great fundraising event for Sunshine Kids.

the parcours features two substantial climbs: le passage d'oreilles de lapin and le Passage de Fuseau (Rabbit Ears pass and Gore pass)

this event has grown in popularity over the past several years, now to the point where all 3 available ride options are filled to capacity. so, sorry to say that if you have not yet registered already you will have to wait for next year's ride to participate. sign up early to be sure that your spot is reserved for the next time around.

also know as "the Gore gruel" for good reason. this can be a brutal, remote slog in the high mountains when ridden unsupported.

fortunately, refreshments will be served on saturday.

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