Saturday, December 22

Co-Chair Needed for Circle the Summit

Circle the Summit has been the main fund raiser to improve cycling in Summit County.  In 2013 there are a number of major efforts under way to improve cycling including paving the East side of Vail Pass and building a recpath up Fremont Pass.  In addition, planning is underway for a recpath to the Hoosier Pass summit connecting to a recpath from South Park (likely a multi phase project similar to the Swan Mtn Path).  While we are not sure where private funds will be required we anticipate they will be.  As we begin planning our 2013 Circle The Summit ride we need assistance in the food and beverage area.  A committee chair person has been identified but in order to share the work load one or two co-chairs are needed.  Since this is the sixth year most contacts have been made and methodologies developed.  It is not necessary that you have food and beverage experience, just that you are willing to put some time in to ensure the Sixth Annual Bob Guthrie Circle the Summit Ride is as successful as the past rides.  It would be helpful to be in Summit County most of the time.
If you are ready to assist, or have questions please email John Bowyer at

Thursday, December 20

US Pro Challenge is Back!

The 2013 edition of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race is returning to Summit County for the third year in a row; this time for both a stage finish and the next day's stage start! 

The race will start August 19 with a circuit in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Stage 2 on Tuesday, August 20 will start in Aspen and finish in Breckenridge. Wednesday's Stage 3 will run from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs. Also, the Vail Time Trial is back for 2013. The full list of host cities and stages is here: Route | USA Pro Challenge

Having the teams overnight in Summit County will be a real plus for visitors. At the same time, hosting both a start and a finish will be a new level of opportunity, effort and commitment by and for all of Summit County. Barry & Fran have again committed to organize the volunteers and I have agreed to co-chair the Local Organizing Committee. Please mark your calendars and plan to help make this a success.