Basalt Bike Rodeo a success |

Basalt Bike Rodeo a success

Dear Editor:

The Basalt recreation department would like to extend a thank-you to the many people who helped make the sixth annual Bike Rodeo a success.

Many thanks to Joel Mischke, of Basalt Bike and Ski, for providing help with helmet fittings and bike maintenance. Also thanks to the members of the Basalt Bike and Ski bike team for lending a hand: Charlie Eckart and Elliott Larson. Thanks to Basalt police department officers Penny Paxton, Jen Newcomb, Keith Ikeda and Jewel Heisig for providing assistance with the bike course. Thanks to Mayor Leroy Duroux, Town Manager Bill Efting and Robi Darcy for their help registering bikes and handing out treats. A big thank-you to Jerry Peetz, with the Basalt fire department, for bringing his big fire truck for the kids to explore. Thanks to community safety officer Michael Hutton for his awesome enthusiasm and expertise.

Finally, many thanks to our sponsor, Colorado 500, for financial support. We are getting them ready to ride for you someday.

Dorothy Howard