The 2016 River Ride
This year, the Colorado-Eagle River Ride is better than EVER with new events NOT to be missed. Kicking off Friday night, July 22nd, join SOS at the Dusty Boot in the heart of Beaver Creek Village to meet fellow riders and celebrated athletes for the River Ride Rendezvous pre-ride VIP event celebration. On Saturday, grab your bikes and hit the mountain or the road for a journey through some of Colorado's most scenic landscapes. Read on for more details..
RIVER RIDE RENDEZVOUS VIP EVENT - FRIDAY, JULY 22nd, 6-8 PM, DUSTY BOOT BEAVER CREEK
For the first time ever, SOS Outreach and the Roadhouse Hospitality Group are hosting a River Ride Rendezvous VIP event in celebration of 15 years of “Cranking it for a Cause!” Join the celebration on the eve of the ride (July 22nd) from 6-8 PM at the Dusty Boot, located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. In addition to the meet and greet opportunity with some of the most distinguished athletes of our time, attendees will discover the Faces of SOS project, a gallery style exhibition of high quality images coupled with personal accounts of SOS participants. To round out the celebration, Dusty Boot’s sister restaurant, The Metropolitan will serve heavy apps and drinks alongside a silent auction.
ROADHOUSE RIDE - SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 10AM START, BEAVER CREEK LANDING
*NEW* to this year's event is a mountain bike option! Join SOS Outreach for the first ever mountain bike ride designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to experience the thrill of completing in a challenging and moderately technical off-road course. The route follows the traditional XTerra course in a ~17.4 mile loop across Beaver Creek Mountain. Ride solo or put together your team of cycling amigos for a memorable day of riding to provide opportunities for local youth!
COLORADO-EAGLE RIVER RIDE SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 6-9AM START, ELK LOT BEAVER CREEK
The River Ride will continue to offer 100-mile, 68-mile, and 42-mile routes to suit every rider’s ability. Whatever option you choose, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Colorado and Eagle rivers. 100-milers and 68-milers will ride the famous River Road, a dirt-packed route following the banks of the Colorado River from State Route 131 down to Dotsero. Aid stations will be dispersed throughout the race and will be fully stocked with food, beverages, repair kits and mechanics to keep every rider going and SAG drivers will offer vehicle support throughout the entirety of the course. Professional photographers will be dispersed throughout the ride to capture all riders in action.
Whether you choose to participate in the Mountain Bike or the River Ride, all riders will be greeted at the Beaver Creek Landing with the 3rd annual “Festival Finish After-Party”. As always, each rider’s entry fee includes free beer and food from local partners as well as live music. Don’t forget – this event is open to the public, and all riders are encouraged to bring their friends and family to join in the celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a premier event in the Vail Valley benefiting the youth development non-profit SOS Outreach. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers, including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to suit each rider’s ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile and 42 mile. This unique ride gives you an opportunity to ride a course that can be difficult without full SAG support, and all proceeds benefit a great cause.
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is the biggest fundraising event of the year for SOS. Last year 730 riders from all over the country came out to support the cause of getting more underserved youth outdoors and involved in their communities. Today, SOS serves 5,000 youth nationwide through adventure sports, adult mentoring and community engagement. Its mission is to inspire kids to make positive decisions for more successful lives.
So get out there, have fun, and pedal for a kid in your community!
Join us on Saturday, July 23rd to "Crank it for Cause" at the 15th Annual SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride. Register online, or mail us this registration form, before May 31 for early-bird pricing.