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Road cycling in Gateway Canyons

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

GATEWAY CANYONS ” Located one hour southwest of Grand Junction, Gateway Canyons will host the fourth annual Road Cycling Festival Thursday through Aug. 10. The weekend brings together some of the top pros from around the country, along with top amateurs and tour participants, who will all ride to benefit the Just for Kids Foundation.

The weekend includes a time trial on Friday evening followed by a road race/tour on both Saturday and Sunday. Scott Mercier, a 1992 Olympian, will host a cycling performance clinic throughout the weekend. Saturday evening will conclude the clinic with a dinner and presentation by Mercier. The dinner is $35 and will benefit the Just for Kids Foundation. The foundation seeks to empower the youths of the San Miguel Watershed region through financial and moral support. Complete details at

Event Schedule

Thursday through Aug. 10: Cycling Performance Clinic.

Friday: Time Trial

Saturday: Dolores River Century/Metric Century Tour; Dolores River Canyon Classic, Dinner with Guest speaker Scott Mercier

Aug. 10: Unaweep Canyon Classic, barbecue with Mercier

Events will take place at Gateway Canyons, 43200 Highway 141 in Gateway. For more information visit Gateway Canyons is a roughly three hour, 15 minutes drive southwest of Vail.

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