Monarch Crest Crank to Benefit Alliance Against Domestic Abuse for 17th Year- September 20,2015

The Chaffee County Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)  will host its 17th annual Monarch Crest Crank Mountain Bike Ride to raise funds for its programs that empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, services, and social change.

The Crest Crank will be on September 20th, 2015, the final day of Salida Bike Fest week which includes four days of fun for cyclists of all abilities and their families. Sunday’s Crest Crank starts at the top of Monarch Pass at a lofty 11,312 feet and quickly climbs to the Continental Divide. The singletrack follows the Divide for 10 miles above tree line through rock gardens and fields of wildflowers, climbs steep hills and drops back into thick pine forests.

The Crest Crank after-party, a post-race Salida tradition, will be supported by local sponsors and promises an afternoon of fun in Riverside Park including food, drink, a silent auction and music for all.

In addition to rider registration and pledges, businesses in the cycling and Chaffee County communities will sponsor the event.

Registration for the event is open now. Riders can register for the event at . Riders have the chance to win great prizes, including a cruiser bike, through personal fundraising.

Contact event coordinator Tina Gramann at [email protected] for more information.

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