Aspen’s Komen century ride returns |

Aspen’s Komen century ride returns

Aspen Times Staff

The Aspen affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the third annual Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Cyclists can choose their challenge ” either a 30- or 100-mile route around the upper valley, while helping in the fight against breast cancer.

Early registration ends June 1, and the registration fee will jump from $75 to $100. The fee includes meals, jersey, goody bag and afinish line party with music, beer, food, a smoothie bar, free massage and activities for the whole family.

Registering for the event brings with it a commitment by each rider to raise at least $500 in pledges. For more information, fundraising and training tips, call the Ride hotline at: (970) 920-0250, visit or email:

Last year, more than 400 riders from 17 states participated in the Aspen event ” the only century ride (100 miles) dedicated exclusively to the fight against breast cancer, according to Elaine Grossman, founding co-chair of the Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure.

The 100-mile route starts and ends at Aspen’s Paepcke Park and hits Ashcroft, Maroon Lake, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek and Old Snowmass along the way. The shorter, flatter, 30-mile loop from the Woody Creek Tavern to St. Benedict’s Monastery starts in time to catch up with the 100-mile riders. The ride is supported with sag wagons, medical and mechanical services, and cheerleaders dressed in costume at every aid station.

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