Colorado League is part of national movement for high school cycling
DENVER, Colo. – A range of cycling celebrities will join Olympic and World Cup stars, Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens in an historic weekend at the inaugural Colorado CycleFest, on Saturday May 1, and Sunday May 2, 2010, in support of the Colorado High School Cycling League.
Included among the cycling stars joining DeMattei and Wiens are Jonathan Vaughters of the Garmin-Transitions cycling team; Specialized riders: inaugural UCI mountain bike world champion, Ned Overend, and 24-Hour world champion Rebecca Rusch; and Trek rider, Olympian Travis Brown.
Matt Fritzinger, head of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, said “It’s great so see such a large collection of past and present champion cyclists rallying for high school cycling. Every one of these athletes understands the historical significance of introducing cycling as an organized sport for high school students.”
Attendees at the Colorado CycleFest weekend will enjoy a gala dinner and silent auction on Saturday, May 1, in Palettes Restaurant at the Denver Art Museum. Then on Sunday, May 2, is a rare opportunity to ride with the two Mountain Biking greats, Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens, when they lead a road ride from Boulder followed by lunch at the Bacaro Venetian Taverna, hosted by Fabio Flagiello.
A host of fabulous prizes for the silent auction are donated by Founding National Sponsor Specialized, as well as SRAM, Trek, Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Yeti. In an indication of the expanding support of the high school cycling movement, the League is thrilled to announce corporate sponsor Poudre Valley Health Systems, and Yeti Beti.
CycleFest tickets are $100.00 regular, and $150 for Patron tickets, which provide admission to a special cocktail hour. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to supporting the Colorado High School Cycling League, so be sure to purchase one for your friend/spouse/partner too! Tickets to all events are available online at http://coloradomtb.org/cyclefest2010.htm
What: Colorado High School Cycling League CycleFest: Cycling celebrities, gala dinner, raffle, silent auction and ride at Colorado’s two-wheeled social event of the year.
Where: Gala at Palettes Restaurant, Denver; Ride and lunch at Bacaro Taverna, Boulder, Colorado;
When: May 1st, gala dinner; May 2nd, road ride and lunch.
Who: Dave Wiens, Susan DeMattei and several other cycling celebrities.
Why: Benefit for the Colorado High School Cycling League..
About the Colorado High School Cycling League
The Colorado High School Cycling League promotes personal development and teamwork through bicycle racing, and encourages the formation of teams at public and private high schools. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors, the League organizes a first class series of races designed for high school aged riders. The League makes high school racing the easiest route for juniors to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling. The Colorado League was kick-started with a generous grant from the founding SoCal sponsor, Easton Foundations, and is also generously supported by founding national sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components, as well as SRAM, Trek Bicycles, Clif Bar and Co., Primal Wear, Shimano, Yeti Bicycles, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, GU Sports, Fox Racing Shox, Dirt Rag, Feedback Sports and Mountain Bike Action.. For more information on the League, visit http://www.coloradomtb.org.
source: Kate Rau