I attended many awards ceremonies this past week during the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships. One award was missing: a championship jersey for all of you who helped out with both the races and the amazing Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival events.
It was inspiring to see a city rally in such a way. I congratulate the sponsors, media, volunteers, the city, chambers of commerce and more on doing such a great job.
I didn't even come to race—I was drawn by the amazing lineup of events, especially the free organized Stoker Rides that were part of the Sun Valley Bike Festival. Of course, I watched many races too.
I hope to return in 2012. Bravo!
Santa Cruz, Calif.