River Ride this year features new events | VailDaily.com

River Ride this year features new events

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A cyclist rides up Highway 131 towards State Bridge during the Colorado Eagle River Ride in 2012.
Dominique Taylor | Daily file photo |

EDWARDS — In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Colorado-Eagle River Ride, SOS Outreach has announced that the annual event, scheduled for July 23, is expanding to include a new mountain-bike ride, the Roadhouse Ride and a VIP pre-race celebration hosted by The Dusty Boot in Beaver Creek.

For the first time, SOS Outreach and the Roadhouse Hospitality Group are hosting a River Ride Rendezvous VIP event. Join the celebration on July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Dusty Boot restaurant in Beaver Creek. In addition to the meet-and-greet opportunity with professional athletes, attendees will discover the Faces of SOS project, a gallery-style exhibition of high quality images coupled with personal accounts of SOS participants. To round out the celebration, appetizers and drinks will be provided, along with a silent auction.

Also new this year is a mountain-bike option. This additional course is designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to complete a challenging and moderately technical off-road course. The route is a 17.4-mile loop across Beaver Creek Mountain. As an inclusive event designed for all levels and abilities, aid stations and course marshals will be on-site to provide support throughout.

The River Ride component will offer 100-mile, 68-mile and 42-mile routes to suit every rider’s ability. Those who choose the 100-mile and 68-mile routes will ride the Colorado River Road following the banks of the Colorado River from Colorado Highway 131 south to Dotsero. Aid stations will be stocked with food, beverages, repair kits and mechanics. Support and gear drivers will offer vehicle support along the course.

Registration is available at http://www.sos outreach.org.

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