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Take the Colorado Trail challenge

The C.T. Jamboree

Take the Colorado Trail challenge

Two days. Eighty miles. Twelve-thousand feet in elevation. If this sounds like your idea of the perfect, two-wheeled weekend, then the Colorado Trail Jamboree may be the thing for you.

The jamboree, a benefit for the Jimmy Heuga Center, which supports people and families with multiple sclerosis, will take bikers along an epic 79 miles of Colorado Trail singletrack, from Molas Pass to Junction Creek.

Riders will meet at Molas Pass at 6 a.m. on the morning of July 15, where they will embark on the first leg of the ride, which takes them to Hotel Draw. There, support vehicles will meet them with camping gear, and food and refreshments from Carvers Brewing Co., for a night of celebrating and recovery. The following day the ride continues south into the La Plata Mountains, over the infamous Kennebec Pass and to the terminus at the Junction Creek Trailhead.

Then it will be straight to Carvers for a 5 p.m. post-ride party to celebrate the experience of riding perhaps the finest stretch of alpine singletrack on the planet.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $100 in pledges and/or direct donations, which will be used to fund scholarships to Four Corners residents to attend the Heuga Center’s “Can Do” program. Riders also are responsible for all of their equipment, clothing, camping gear, food, etc. Camping gear will be transported by event staff from Molas to Hotel Draw, and from Hotel Draw back to Durango.

To register or for more information, call Ian Altman at 799-3219 or e-mail: ianaltman@hotmail.com

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