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Mother’s Day ideas, bike swap, skiing in Summit Co. and more: Tricia’s weekend picks 5/10/19

Here are some ideas for how to treat mom this Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day

According to the May 2019 issue of “Town and Country” magazine, after Christmas and Hanukkah, more people buy flowers and plants for Mother’s Day than any other holiday. (Kelly Sikkema | Special to the Daily)

Treat your mom to a great meal that someone else cooks This Mother’s Day. A few restaurants that are currently advertising Mother’s Day specials include:

Maya at The Westin Riverfront Brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This special brunch will feature a build-your-own-waffles station, honey glazed ham, prime rib, sweet treats and more. The cost is $42 for adults and $15 for kids age 5-12. Reservations are recommended, call 970-790-5500.

La Tour Vail’s Mother’s Day Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Or take mom to dinner and enjoy all entrees for $27 and 27% off select bottles of wine.

Harvest at the Sonnenalp Club in Edwards has a Mother’s Day brunch featuring a bountiful buffet and a kids buffet. Price is $40 for adults and $18 for kids ages 4 to 12. Free for kids 3 and under. Reservations required, call 970.477.5341. 

Want a little exercise with your brunch? Try the complimentary Barre and Brunch class on Saturday at 7 Hermits Brewing in Eagle. The 50minute class will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a Q and A with Barre Rhythm’s Angela Muzic. After the Q+A there will be a charity raffle to benefit Fight Like A Girl. They will also be giving away multiple prizes including 7 Hermits gift cards, Barre Rhythm classes and more. All class participants will enjoy drink specials for Brunch following the class. Class space will be limited. Please save your spot at:

Alpine Arts Center is offering a special Cupcakes and Canvas for Mother’s Day on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Celebrate mom while releasing your artistic side and enjoying cupcakes. Register by going to

The Inaugural Vail Bike Swap

Chris Anderson, owner of the Kind Bikes and Skis, which is partnering with SSCV to produce the Vail Bike Swap, said that a large part of their mission is to help support cycling, especially at the youth level. 
Rachael Zimmerman | Daily file photo

The inaugural Vail Bike Swap will provide a solution for those who are looking to sell bikes and bike equipment in good condition or those looking to purchase a bike at a good price. Much like the Vail Ski Swap, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail hopes to watch this program grow and while having it support mountain biking for local high schools.

Have a bike to sell? Bring your new or used bike and equipment to Battle Mountain High School during one of two check-in periods. Early bird check-in will be available on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Sellers may also drop off their bikes from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before sales open. Bikes will not be accepted after that time.

SSCV will take a 10% commission and mail sellers a check for the remaining 90%. Unsold items must be picked up from 5 to 7 p.m. the day of the swap. Any unsold, unclaimed items at that time will be immediately donated to charity.

Do you have a lot of bikes to sell? A limited number of 10×10 exhibitor spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis for a fee of $100. The 10% commission does not apply to exhibitor sales. However, these spaces must be managed and attended to by the exhibitor him or herself. The Vail Bike Swap will not be processing payments for exhibitor sales and is not responsible for lost items.

For those looking to buy, there will be a $5 admission fee at the door. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted for free.

All proceeds from the Vail Bike Swap will benefit the Vail Junior Cycling Club and SSCV’s growing mountain bike programs, which have expanded in recent years to include more than 65 young athletes competing on behalf of three local high schools: Battle Mountain High School, Eagle Valley High School, and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. More information about the event and an exhibitor sign-up form can be found at

Breck and A Basin are still open

Breckenridge ski area plans to stay open until Memorial Day while Arapahoe Basin welcomes skiers and snowboarders until June 2.
Andrew Maguire | Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts

With the recent snowfall earlier this week and cooler temperatures, why not hit the slopes this weekend? Summit County’s Breckenridge ski area and Arapahoe Basin are still open and have plenty of snow.

Breckenridge has an 88-inch mid-mountain base with 5 lifts servicing 43 trails. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, enjoy games and activities at the Bud Light Beach, live music during the Bud Light Beach Music Series from 12 until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rail jam competitions and the Red Bull DJ Cat. Breckenridge Mountain plans to stay open until Memorial Day.

Arapahoe Basin boasts the longest ski season in Colorado.  A Basin has a nearly 80-inch base with 9 lifts servicing 123 trails. This Saturday hit the slopes for a while and then head to the base for some fun. A Basin hosts its annual swimwear contest (family friendly) and a Rail Jam on Saturday with live music from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, come experience Bock Fest, an Oktoberfest-style event complete with brats, Bock Beer and live music from 1 to 4 p.m. with The RhineLanders, who will be playing everything from German polkas and waltzes to the chicken dance. Ein Prosit!  

The Cycle Effect fundraiser at Moe’s BBQ

Stop by Moe’s BBQ in Eagle on Saturday to support The Cycle Effect. Photo courtesy The Cycle Effect.

Who doesn’t like barbecue and giving back? Help support The Cycle Effect this Saturday by attending its third annual fundraiser at Moe’s BBQ in Eagle.

The Cycle Effect’s mission is to empower young women through mountain biking to achieve brighter futures and to build stronger communities. The Cycle Effect provides the mountain bikes and equipment, professional coaching and opportunities to race. It also provides an outlet for these girls to escape the stresses of high school life while teaching lifelong skills.

Come ride Haymaker Trail with the group at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (weather dependent) but please RSVP to Vicki Flynn for details. Then head on over to Moe’s in Eagle from 5-8 p.m. where you can enjoy delicious Moe’s BBQ, drinks and prizes while listening to the tunes of Talking in Circles and supporting The Cycle Effect. For more information, visit

Touch a Truck

Madison Bricklin looks around in awe at the huge trucks and equipment at Touch a Truck at Ford Park last year. Mark Bricklin | Special to the Daily
Mark Bricklin | Special to the Daily

Let the kids get up close with some of the heavy-duty work trucks around the valley. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday the Ford Park parking lot will be filled with all sorts of large vehicles such as a fire truck, ambulance, police car and a garbage truck. There will also be several pieces of heavy construction equipment like backhoes and diggers for kids to explore. 

Youngsters can climb inside and see what it’s like to be the operator of each vehicle, so parents, have your cameras ready for this fun experience. 

This fun family experience is brought to you by the Vail Public Library and Vail Childcare Center. For more information, visit or call the Vail Public Library at 970-479-2179.

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