Registration open now for the 18th annual Monarch Crest Crank to benefit AADA

The Chaffee County  Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)  will host its 18th annual  Monarch Crest Crank Mountain Bike Ride to raise funds for its programs that empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, social change, and services including a 24 hour crisis line, emergency shelter, and crisis intervention and support for women and men suffering domestic abuse.

The Crest Crank will be on September 18th, 2016, 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 with bike art by local artists and live music featuring Big Meadow.

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, and space is limited. Riders can register for the event at Riders have the chance to win great prizes, including a cruiser bike courtesy of Salida Bike Company, through personal fundraising.

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