Bike rodeo thanks
Basalt Recreation and Basalt Police departments would like to thank everyone who helped to make our bike rodeo on May 20 so much fun. Thank you to the bike team and staff of Basalt Bike and Ski, Michael Shea, Wade Newsom, Elliot Larson, Joel Mischke and Dave Emig. Thanks to Basalt Fire and Rescue, Chris Benton, Brian Benton, Fallon Sponar, Mark Vanwieren and Steve McKenny for their help and bringing their fire truck and ambulance for the kids to tour.
Thank you to the Aspen Valley Hospital Trauma for bringing helmets so we could make sure all the bikers have helmets. Thanks to Deborah Hutchinson, Gabe Muething, and Lisa Poole for fitting the helmets. Thank you to Renee Rayton and Bruce Benjamin from Pitkin County Sheriff. Thank you to Basalt Mayor Leroy Duroux, Robi Darcy and Darcy McNew for lending a hand. Finally, thanks to the Colorado 500 for their financial support of our bike rodeo.
Dorothy Howard, Basalt Recreation
Michael Hutton, Basalt Police
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