Beat cancer. The theme of the Ride4Yellow this weekend in Steamboat is as simple as that. With 50% of the funding kept locally for cancer treatment programs and 50% for Lance Armstrong’s national foundation programs, Steamboat will be able to make a solid effort toward kicking cancer to the curb.

A maxed out Continental Divide ride with 200 committed mountain bikers will start this Sunday off right. I’ve personally done that ride and I’ll say that the fact that you are literally cruising over a piece of mountain terrain that separates the east and west watersheds is a spectacular feeling. With high mountain lakes, abundant wildflowers and rugged Rocky Mountain soil the “divide ride” is a local gem and a visitors’ treasure.

For the riders who are not able to participate in the Divide Ride, Ride4Yellow will have the perfect solution for you.  The Mount Werner Ride will take place on the Zig Zag Trail of the Steamboat Ski area and will be fully supported. Riders will be able to complete downhill laps and relax on the gondola ride back to the top. The Zig Zag Trail is an intermediate trail consisting of alternating single and double track with some banked turns and a few steep downhill sections.  Riders who want a little more adventure and challenging terrain can choose to exit off Zig Zag to access the Creekside Trail.

A $75 entry fee will allow you all day gondola access with your mountain bike and a ticket to the celebration lunch with the guest of honor, Linda Armstrong Kelly.  The top of the gondola will be the center of all the festivities. Rider or not, you can be a part of the Ride4Yellow celebration!!

Oh, and did we mention Mr. Lance Armstrong, the seven time Tour de France champ will be in Steamboat?! Don’t miss it. More info at www.ride4yellow.com.

Blogger, Meagan  Coates, Chamber Staff Member