Friday, July 8, 2011

Sign up for Ride Sun Valley team criterium

Relay race is next Thursday

There's still time to sign up for the activities aimed at local residents during the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival that begins next seek in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area.

A special category has been added to the downtown Ketchum Fat Tire Criterium on Thursday, July 14 during the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.

The new citizens racing class will allow teams of four representing local businesses, clubs, cliques or any other bond to sign up and race for the glory in a grudge match for summer bragging rights.

Starting time for the Fat Tire Criterium is 6:30 p.m. in front of the Visitor Information Center in downtown Ketchum.

Registration will be held the day of the event at 4 p.m. at the start/finish line in front of the visi-tor center. The night will include amateur and pro categories and kids racing as well.

Also, people can still volunteer to help with next week's USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships. Volunteers are needed beginning Monday, July 11 through Sunday, July 17 in po-sitions ranging from trail crew, construction crew, registration and media, to athlete support.

Contact volunteer director Susie Lloyd Quesnel at or 720-1089.

Next week also features the Smith Optics "Local Stoker" free organized mountain bike rides led by experienced trail blazers—groups meeting each morning from July 13-16 at Ketchum Town Plaza.

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