Mountain Mayhem: Run, Bike, Play |

Mountain Mayhem: Run, Bike, Play

by May Selby
The Adam family are game for a fun summer ahead!

Now that summer has essentially arrived in Aspen, it’s all the more encouraging to get outside and be active. Over the weekend there was a triathlon of such endeavors in town.

On the running front, Rickey Gates of Aspen arrived in town on foot, more than halfway through his TransAmericana tour — running from South Carolina to San Francisco. Gates dipped his toe in the Atlantic Ocean in March, setting off on an adventure across the country with an anticipated arrival on the Pacific Coast in August. Follow his journey on social media and online at

On Saturday, June 3, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club presented Pedaleando, kicking off its summer bike program with a free community ride. All were invited to meet at Triangle Park in Willits for a group tour to Rock Bottom Ranch and back. With the support of many community partners, all enjoyed breakfast, on-course snacks and drinks, bicycle safety checks and a prize-filled raffle.

Parties popped in parks around the valley all weekend — from Summerfest at Crown Mountain Park on Sunday, June 4, to birthday parties at Triangle Park in Aspen — indicating summer is here!

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