Winter Park Fat Tire Classic is back
Tune up that mountain bike and join the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter and the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) for this summer’s can’t-miss event the Fat Tire Classic in Winter Park.The Fat Tire Classic has been a Colorado summer tradition for more than 15 years. The weekend mountain biking and hiking event raises funds to support the vital work of two Colorado organizations; the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter and the National Sports Center for the Disabled.Fat Tire participants enjoy great trails, food, music and fun for the entire family. They can also raise pledges to provide support for the Red Cross and the NSCD.The National Sports Center for the Disabled, founded in 1970 is a world leader in the field of adaptive sports and recreation. The NSCD raises five million dollars annually to teach and provide equipment for over 20,000 lessons in over 20 sports which positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. For more information, visit http://www.nscd.org. The American Red Cross Mile High Chapter helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, more than 3000 volunteers helped victims of nearly 300 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to tens of thousands; and provided support to U.S. service members and their families in Colorado. Locally seventy-nine cents of every dollar is spent on humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time and money to do its work. For more information, visit http://www.denver-redcross.org. Fat Tire Classic scheduleFriday, June 27Noon to 8 p.m. Volunteer check-in2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Participant registration & check-inSaturday, June 286 to 9 a.m. Participant registration and check-in6 a.m.. to noon Volunteer check-in6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast7 a.m… Starting line opens for hiking, biking, and Family Fun Ride7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Team/family photos (on the hill)10 a.m. SHARP Starting line closes11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch at the tents1 p.m. Yellow Designs Stunt Bike Team Show (TBD)3 p.m. Yellow Designs Stunt Bike Team Show (TBD)4 p.m. 5 p.m. VIP Reception (Sponsors and Founders Club)5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner at tents and beer truck open6 p.m. Saturday Night Celebration begins, awards and entertainment7 p.m. Live musicSunday, June 296:30 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast7 a.m. Starting line opens for hiking, biking and Family Fun Ride10 a.m. SHARP Starting line closes11 a.m. 1 p.m. Lunch
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