#News: Lance Armstrong helps create new Aspen mountain bike event
A new mountain-biking event that features some of the best trails in the upper Roaring Fork Valley will be launched Sept. 2016.
The Aspen 50 was conceived by cyclist and part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong as a way to benefit the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and its work on trails.
“While this inaugural ride is not actually a race, you can expect some truly fast riders to be leading the way as soon as the pedaling starts,” says a description by Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association Executive Director Mike Pritchard.
Registration for the event is free; however, riders will be asked to purchase an annual membership in the mountain-bike association and make a contribution.
The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association is a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Membership supports the mission to create and sustain the best possible local trail system.
Read the full story on AspenTimes.com.