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Institute summit is tonight

The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project will present the National Service Summit from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at Greenwald Pavilion.

The purpose of the summit is to promote civilian national service as a common expectation and opportunity for all Americans.

Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will offer opening remarks, and panelists will include New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Barbara Bush, co-founder and CEO of Global Health Corps; best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore; and moderator E.J. Dionne, award-winning Washington Post columnist and fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Tickets are $20 and can be bought at

Moonlight bike cruise set for tonight

The second Limelight Moonlight Cruiser Ride of the summer will be held at 8:30 tonight.

Riders meet at the Limelight Hotel between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., where $10 pizzas and $4 Shock Top beer specials will be offered. The ride officially starts at 8:30 p.m. from the hotel and will end around 9:30 p.m. back at the Limelight.

The route will take riders through the historic West End, downtown Aspen, the John Denver Sanctuary on the Rio Grande Trail and back into town. Locals are encouraged to bring their own bikes, and Limelight Hotel guests will have access to the complimentary bikes at the hotel on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Limelight Moonlight Cruiser Rides will take place throughout the summer months, with the next scheduled for July 25. Other rides will be held Aug. 22 and Sept. 19.

Also, Shock Top has donated a brand-new Yeti SB95 bicycle, worth $3,500, which will be raffled off at the end of the summer. To enter, participants must fill out an entry form at the Limelight during one of the cruiser rides.

For more information, call the Limelight Hotel at 970-925-3025 or visit


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