Monarch Crest Crank - Sun, Sept. 17

edited August 2017 in Events

Join us for the 19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank on Sunday, Sept. 17. Wrapping up Salida Bike Fest, this fundraising bike ride benefits the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA).

AADA works to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault and to empower victims through education and services, and create social change. In the past five years, AADA has helped more than 1,100 of our neighbors, friends and family members in Chaffee County.

“Fundraisers like the Monarch Crest Crank enable AADA to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” says Executive Director Andrea Schulz-Ward. “By participating in this ride, you will help women, men and children who need it the most.”

This annual fundraiser includes a shuttle to and from Salida to the top of Monarch Pass. Riders will meet at 8 a.m. at Absolute Bikes, 330 W. Sackett Ave, to board shuttles. Riders will receive a goodie bag and free lunch and libations at the after party.

The after party kicks off at noon at Riverside Park, at the corner of F Street and Sackett, and is open to the public. There will be a silent auction, live music from local band Big Meadow, food and drink for purchase from Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub, Eddyline Brewery and Wood’s High Mountain Distillery.

Sign up to ride, volunteer, or attend the after party!

To learn more about the Monarch Crest Crank, visit

Thank you to our generous sponsors including First Street Family Health, Monarch Community Outreach, Salida Cycling Club, Absolute Bikes, and Architectural Glass.

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