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Enjoying the Ride

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council of Carbondale, I would like to thank the Carbondale community for all of its time, efforts and support that went into making the Carbondale leg of Ride the Rockies such a success.

A special thank-you to the following entities: the town of Carbondale for its gracious grant that assisted in covering the costs for the entertainment, security and volunteer T-shirts as well as its efforts in making Carbondale look so welcoming, including the planting of the flowers and the installation of the bike chevrons; the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center for its assistance in the layout, function and flow of the entertainment site; the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities for its efforts in organizing the entertainment acts and sound; Roaring Fork High School for opening its doors as the headquarters site; the Carbondale Business Coalition for assisting in distribution of marketing materials and information to the business community; the Chamber and Tourism Board members and staff; and all of our volunteers.

We have received positive feedback from the Ride the Rockies staff and participants, and return visits could be on the horizon. We are in the process of gathering economic impact statistics. Once the statistical information is collected, it will be posted at http://www.carbondale.com. Thank you.

Andrea Stewart

Carbondale Chamber executive director

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