VAIL - The fourth annual Eagle Get Out Expo has announced its event schedule for Saturday and May 13 in Eagle. This two-day outdoor activities and sports event and expo will include a community bike ride to benefit the Shaw Regional Cancer Center and the second annual ChroMoly Chef competition.
The inaugural Longboard Kick Race and BMX track event will be part of the festivities this year, as well as the outdoor expo, beer garden, bands and more.
The community mountain and road bike ride will take place in Eagle on Saturday at 11 a.m. Registration can be done online, for self-guided beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for both mountain and road biking, prior to the event through the Vail Recreation District's website at www.vailrec.com.
Preregistered riders may pick up their race packets Friday at Mountain Pedaler Bike Shop in Eagle, or at the race on Saturday. Registrations will also be taken from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the ride start.
All riders must check in and check out with registration volunteers. The designated start time of this self-guided mountain and road Community Bike Ride is 11 a.m.
Riders may start riding the course throughout the day as their schedules permit until 2 p.m. Members of The Youth Foundation's Ells Angels will lead groups on the mountain bike trails at the top of each hour for those not wanting to navigate them alone.
The cost to participate in the Community Bike Ride is $25 per entrant and includes a water bottle, the bike ride, a HoneyMilk protein drink, and one free beer ticket for the after-ride party at 3 p.m. From each registration, $20 will be donated to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Helmets are required of all riders.
If you've heard of the "Iron Chef" competitions, the Eagle Get Out Expo ChroMoly Chef competition, sponsored by Street Swell, will be one for the books. First held in the Vail Valley at the 2011 Get Out Expo, and then invited to participate at the 2011 US Pro Cycling Challenge start in Avon, the ChroMoly Chef event challenges hard-core bike makers, experts and riders to build a working bicycle from scratch.
The ChroMoly Chef competition is by invitation only. Potential participants can call 970-376-4825 for more information.
This year's expo will be held in downtown Eagle Ranch with nearly 40 vendors including Level Terrain/FlipBelt, Skeleton Performance Optics, Mountain Bike Eagle, Eagle County BMX, Avon Venture Sports, Mountain Pedaler, BMC Cycling, several bike manufacturers, MOTOACTV, HP Provisions, Lakota Guides, the Bowlmor Cafe and more.
Longboard Push Race
Street Swell will also sponsor a 10-kilometer longboard kick race and 1-kilometer fun skate race, where participants will race on longboards around the town of Eagle. Entrants may register at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 877-216-9091. The cost is $10 per person for the 10-kilometer race; the 1-kilometer fun skate is free.
Good music is a part of every good party, and the Eagle Get Out Expo will not be an exception. Live music will be performed by Schwing Daddy on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., Olora Brothers on Saturday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and more music on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.getoutexpo.com.