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This, too, will pass

Dear Editor:

After lengthy discussions with the Colorado Department of Transportation and others, we have concluded that we will not be able to reschedule the Independence Pass Foundation’s Ride for the Pass this summer. Despite our best efforts, we see no choice but to bow to the conspiracy of weather conditions that led to this year’s cancellation and hope that next year we can return to our tradition of riding the Pass on the penultimate weekend of May.

The Ride for the Pass is a cherished local tradition, and it is not one that we will abandon. We deeply appreciate the great support and sympathy of our registrants and friends and hope that you will all join us again next year, when we will be back for the 19th annual ride. We also want to thank once more our many sponsors, business partners and prize donors, who helped keep the spirit alive at our Sky Hotel party this year.

The Ride for the Pass is the foundation’s annual fundraiser, so we urge our participants to think of their entry fees as donations to a good cause. Registration-fee refund information is available at our website, http://www.independencepass.org, or by contacting race director Mark Fuller at fulcon@comcast.net. Thanks again, and we’ll see you next spring!

Bob Wade

President, Independence Pass Foundation