Cyclists 4 Lyons is hoping that a thousand recreational cyclists will be biking thirty-three miles up the South Saint Vrain Canyon on the morning of Saturday, September 13, to benefit the Lyons Community Foundation. Another hundred mountain bikers will be biking up the Picture Rock Trail and
Wild Turkey Loop. Cruiser riders will pedal throughout the day on guided tours of the flood-impacted areas of Lyons.
The two large bike rides will run from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Russell Chandler, Co-Chair of Cyclists 4 Lyons. Then the party starts at Bohn Park. So far, there are six craft beer vendors that will begin to serve at noon, all of whom are donating one hundred percent of their proceeds to the Lyons Community Foundation. There will be musical acts, food trucks, pro-bikers, and flood impacted residents speaking between bands
Two auctions during the afternoon, one silent and one live, will include experiences like the Ted King all expenses paid trip, which includes $1500 toward flight, car and lodging, free entry into the King of the Road Challenge, meeting Ted King and Timmy Duggan, a signed event jersey, and the VIP access to day before events.
Governor John Hickenlooper is scheduled to attend and present awards to volunteers who helped rebuild the town. State Representative Jonathan Singer will join the governor along with special musical guests to be announced.
The on-line store offers jerseys, T-shirts, and more. Those buying jerseys get discounts on the bike rides. To register and for more information, go to http://c4lyons.org.