EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - The Comcast Colorado-Eagle River Ride will take place July 28 this year. If you are interested in registering or volunteering, more information can be found on our website, www.sosoutreach.org or call 970-926-9292.
The annual ride has taken place for 11 years and this year race organizers are expecting to draw nearly 1,000 riders. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers and includes the hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to suit each rider's ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile and 42 mile.
The ride raises money for the Colorado-based, youth development nonprofit SOS Outreach. The organization's mission is getting at-risk youth outdoors and involved in their communities through adventure sports. This year SOS Outreach will get 5,000 youth outdoors through their summer and winter programs. The River Ride is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the organization; nearly $50,000 was raised in 2011.