The CT Jamboree is more than just a bike ride. Over the past five years, the event has raised more than $150,000 in support of Colorado residents living with multiple sclerosis. Funds generated from the ride benefit therapy programs, outreach and patient care. A small portion of proceeds also goes to the Colorado Trail Foundation. Participants are expected to raise $500 in lieu of an entry fee, but many top that, surpassing the $1,000 and even $2,000 mark. As to be expected, this years two-wheeled, 74-mile journey from Molas Pass to Junction Creek was nothing short of epic, as riders wheeled their ways through the full gamut of summer alpine conditions, including sun, rain, wind, lightning, hail, sleet and heat. In all, 18 riders partook in the tour with seven hearty souls taking on the one-day CT Classic race.

Sunny skies abound Saturday morning as riders approach the first
highpoint above Molas Pass. A cyclist stays just ahead of the hail on her way down from
Black Hawk Pass. Trail sweepersand on site bike mechanics Eric Confer, left, and
Jon Bailey, arrive at camp thirsty and wet, after hunkering down in
the trees during the afternoon squalls. A muddy, wet pack, eagerly discharched by a rider having reached
camp after the first 35-mile leg. Tour rider Mark Ritchey cruises under ominous skies
Saturday.

 

In this week's issue...

August 16, 2019
Quick'n'Dirty

• Meetings explore homelessness
• City hosts tour of Roosa upgrades

August 16, 2019
Dirty talk

Conservation groups ask feds to put brakes on e-bikes on nonmotorized public lands

August 8, 2019
Step by step

Over the past several years, Colorado’s elected leaders have tried to tackle the rising cost of healthcare.