1. What is the deadline for registration?
2. On-line registration did not work - what should I do?
3. Where are the packet pick up locations?
4. Can I get a refund?
5. Can I receive my packet by mail?
6. What does it mean to participate in a charity ride?
7. How much money do I need to raise?
8. What makes youth development essential to the success of today’s youth?
9. Why should I raise money for SOS Outreach?
10. How do I set up a fundraising page?
11. Where can I find help and ideas to fundraise?
12. Is there help to write my fundraising letter?
13. What if my jersey doesn't fit?
14. I did not get my jersey in the mail yet - what should I do?
15. What is the jersey sizing?
22. How much elevation do we climb on the ride?
23. Do you supply food and water on the course?
24. Do I have to wear a helmet?
25. Do I need rain gear?
26. What if I need mechanical support on the route?
27. What if I need medical attention on the route?
28. Are there SAG vehicles?
29. Are there any instructions for private SAGS?
30. Where can I stay overnight?
31. Where does the money go?
32. Will there by someone taking pictures?
33. I want to start training for the ride, do you have any tips?
Registration deadlines and fees (postmarked by or submitted on-line)
Register before June 30th without jersey: $70
Register before June 30th with jersey: $100
Register after June 30th without a jersey: $80
Register after June 30th with jersey: $110
Register day of Ride (July 27) with jersey: $130
In true cycling tradition, the Colorado-Eagle River Ride will take place regardless of weather; hence, no refunds. (Return to top)
What does it mean to participate in a Charity Ride?
The Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a Charity Ride meaning the sole purpose of the event is the raise funds and awareness for a cause. The cause? Investing in positive youth development through SOS Outreach.
Participating in a charity ride means you are using your athleticism and determination to raise money for and bring awareness to a cause. SOS Outreach is a unique blend of value based curriculum, a positive environment, a consistent adult mentor, spending time being active outdoors and a place where kids can have fun. Through SOS programs students make new friends, learn a new sport, gain a new understanding of the SOS Outreach core values and learn the importance of giving back to their community.
Here is a helpful article about what it means to do a charity ride and what to expect.
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How much money do I need to raise?
While the Colorado-Eagle River Ride does not have a mandatory fundraising minimum, we strongly encourage riders to reach the below fundraising goals:
100 mile - $750
68 mile - $500
42 mile - $250
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What makes youth development essential to the success of today’s youth?
SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a nonprofit organization, SOS programs build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. SOS served 5,003 youth in the 2011-2012 program year and offered 20,530 total program days. This year SOS is projected to serve over 5,000 youth in 12 states.
SOS began as the Snowboard Outreach Society, with a group of snowboarders who wanted to expose underprivileged youth to the mountains, as well as to the sport of snowboarding. Since its founding, SOS has expanded across individual winter sports to include skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing while incorporating a youth development curriculum.
To provide our programs, we need to raise $900,000 in cash and nearly $3 million in in-kind contributions per year. Most our budget will come through grant writing, events and individual donors but we still need your help in raising funds. Small contributions of $25 to $50 from your family, friends, and SOS colleagues will allow SOS to meet our budget.
Also See The Beneficiary: SOS Outreach (Return to top)
Setting up a Fundraising Page
See How to Set Up Your Fundraising Page (Return to top)
Ideas to Fundraise
See Fundraising Tips. (Return to top)
See Sample Fundraising Letter. (Return to top)
If your jersey does not fit, you can exchange it at walk-in registration at the start/finish line (subject to availability), or with another rider. (Return to top)
When do we receive jerseys?
Your jersey and registration packet will be available at packet pickup on July 26 at the Beaver Creek Elk Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will also be available at the Start/Finish line on July 27 at 6 a.m. We do not offer rider packets, including jerseys, by mail. If your jersey size is no longer available, it will be shipped separately no later than October 15. If your jersey / ride packet does not arrive in a timely fashion, email email@example.com.
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The official start time will be between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., however riders may depart at their own convenience. (Return to top)
Start line parking
The start line, registration and parking area will be at the Beaver Creek Elk Lot, with overflow parking at the Beaver Creek Bear Lot. You may not park in either lot overnight. The Elk Beaver Creek Lot will be open at 5:00 a.m. on ride day. Please follow the instructions you receive from the parking attendants. (Return to top)
Parking in Avon
There is no overnight parking in the Town of Avon or in the Beaver Creek lots. There is camping at Wolcott.(Return to top)
Finish Line Party
The post party will be at the start/finish from noon to 5 p.m. We had a great time with the Dusty Boot last year and hope this year will be even better! (Return to top)
Simply Massage provides full massage services in Avon, CO. They will have massage therapists available at the finish of the ride for complimentary table massages. Please visit www.simplymassage.com for a highlight of their available services. (Return to top)
Showers are available for free at the Avon Recreation Center located adjacent to Nottingham Park. Towels are available for $5. Riders must present their wristband for admittance to the showers. (Return to top)
There are three distinct routes for your riding pleasure. Choose the 100 mile loop from the East Beaver Creek Lot and back, the 42 mile route from the East Beaver Creek Lot to Eagle and back. A portion of the ride goes through packed dirt through the Colorado River Road. This road is always in good condition and is supported by plenty of SAG. The elevation gain for the 100-mile route is about 3,500 feet. A more scenic 100 kilometer option is to ride the 100-mile route and finish in Dotsero where shuttle busses will be available to return you and your bike to the Start/Finish line. (Return to top)
Four aid stations are strategically located along the route — all with appropriate cycling food, energy drinks, portable toilets and plenty of water. Riders must wear wristbands (supplied with registration) to obtain food. Riders are encouraged to start before 7:30 a.m. as the aid stations will adhere to a strict schedule as outlined below. Please plan your ride accordingly:
Beaver Creek Elk Lot(Start/Finish)
Colorado River Road (Catamount)
Eagle (Mountain Peddler)
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All riders are required to wear ANSI or SNELL approved helmets, ride in accordance with State of Colorado traffic laws, ride single file, and stay to the right side of the road. Colorado State Patrol and local officials will issue citations for failure to do so. (Return to top)
Colorado weather changes quickly. Riders are encouraged to carry clothing suitable for hot and cold temperatures and wet and dry weather. (Return to top)
Mechanical support will be provided; however, riders are encouraged to carry patch kits, spare tubes, pumps and tools. Air pumps, lube and a basic tool will be available on the route, and riders can purchase spare tubes at the start line. (Return to top)
Trained volunteers from Eagle County Ambulance will be on hand to provide medical support, but it is recommended that cyclists carry their own first aid kits and be prepared to deal with minor medical problems. There may also be riding EMTs and ER doctors.
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SAG support is included with your entry fee. Look for the signed vehicles. Each will be prepared to transport you and your bicycle to the next aid station. From there you shall be moved onward, or to the finish line. (Return to top)
To ensure an optimal experience for all, the Colorado-Eagle River Ride would request that all participants rely upon official vehicles for their SAG needs. The majority of the course is very lightly traveled, and thus an optimal cycling experience. The use of private SAGs simply diminishes that experience for all. Thank you for adhering to this request. If you ultimately elect to utilize a private SAG, please park in designated locations at all aid stations and to stay off the rest of the route to the greatest extent possible. If you want to cheer on riders, the best places to do so are just before the Wolcott Gap aid station and at the start/finish line. (Return to top)
Special lodging rates are available at The Charter at Beaver Creek and The Borders Lodge at Beaver Creek. Rates start at $109 a night when you reference the Colorado River Ride. Please call 800-525-6660 and reference Colorado River Ride to make a reservation.
July 26 – 28, 2013
*no nightly minimum
$129 lodge room
$169 one bedroom condo
$245 two bedroom condo with two kings
$265 two bedroom condo with a king and two queens
$345 three bedroom condo
$435 four bedroom condo
$139 one bedroom condo
$169 two bedroom condo moderate
$199 two bedroom condo superior
$219 three bedroom condo moderate
$249 three bedroom condo superior
$349 four bedroom condo
*plus 18.2% resort fee / tax
*parking is included at both properties
*rates are available three days pre and post event dates
Where does the money go?
The vast majority of the registration fees go directly to cover the cost of the ride. Everything from permits to police patrols, aid station food, insurance, portable toilets, jerseys, and the finish line party are covered out of registration fees. SOS Outreach pays a small, but very dedicated, part-time staff to manage the ride. The balance of the proceeds is distributed to SOS Outreach. (Return to top)
Will there be someone taking pictures?
Pictures will be taken by Carl Bergman. Be sure to check out your ride photos at www.prphotoshots.com and all photos will be sorted by your jersey or helmet color.
For some of our riders, this might be your first century. Make sure that you are ready for the ride by training. Vail Summit Orthopaedics is one of our sponsors this year and has offered their blog as a training guide for riders. Check out their articles on cleat, handlebar and saddle position for added comfort while you ride.
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