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Dear Editor:On behalf of the staff, volunteers and over 2,000 cyclists who participated in the 2007 Ride the Rockies, we would like to thank Aspen for the hospitality and hard work offered as a host community.We would especially like to thank Nancy Lesley, Susan Arenella, Carol Sams, the city of Aspen, Aspen High School, Middle School and Elementary School, the Aspen Recreation Center, and the entire Ride the Rockies organizing committee that made the tour an overwhelming success.We have received numerous compliments from cyclists about the wonderful welcome and warm hospitality they received during their visit to Aspen. All of the people who contributed to the event should be very proud of their accomplishments. We hope that the community was pleased with our visit and would like to see the tour come through Aspen again in the future.Paul Balaguer, tour directorChristina Climaco, community relations coordinatorAndrea Tuttle, tour assistantRide the RockiesDenver