SOS Outreach participants dressed for a bike race

EDWARDS, CO – SOS Outreach is excited to announce that world-renowned marathon runner Uta Pippig will be joining SOS and Tyler Hamilton as we cycle for the kids in the 16th annual Colorado-Eagle River Ride on Saturday, July 22nd. Uta shattered barriers as the first female to win three consecutive Boston Marathons, and clinched the titles at the New York City Marathon in addition to three Berlin marathons. In the process, she won the world over with her smile and the kisses she blew to the crowds on her way to the finish line. A long time supporter of SOS Outreach, Uta is an inspiration to all athletes, regardless of age and ability. Now, Uta channels the joy, passion, and discipline she brought to world-class competition into her work with Take The Magic Step Foundation, an organization that helps bring health and fitness programs to youth.

Secure your VIP package to kick off the weekend right on Friday night, July 21st at the Dusty Boot in the heart of Beaver Creek Village from 6-8 PM for the second annual pre-ride River Ride Rendezvous VIP event. In addition to the meet and greet opportunity with professional athletes Uta Pippig and Tyler Hamilton, 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, delectable appetizers and drinks will be provided at the Dusty Boot alongside a silent auction. This event is ticketed – select the ultimate VIP package (including access to the River Ride Rendezvous, this year’s jersey and registration in the ride of your choice) during checkout to join us!

On Saturday, July 22nd, grab your bikes and hit the mountain or the road for a journey through some of Colorado’s most scenic landscapes in these supported rides! The traditional River Ride component 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, scenic 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 Route 131 down to Dotsero. Aid stations fully stocked with food, beverages, repair kits and mechanics to keep every rider going. Not to mention, SAG (support and gear) drivers will offer vehicle support along the entire course.

Prefer mountain biking? Get ready to crank it for the kids on either the short or long course. Both routes start from the heart of Beaver Creek Village, with the short course completing a loop on Beaver Creek and traveling down, and long course traversing trails across Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead before making final descent down to Beaver Creek Landing. Ride solo, or put together your team for a memorable day of riding to provide opportunities for local youth! As an inclusive community event designed for all levels and abilities, there are designated aid stations, SAG, and mechanics on site to provide support throughout.

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