Bike Tour Re-routed Due to Tunnel Collapse
The Denver Children Hospital’s Annual Courage Classic will still start in Leadville on its first day, Saturday, July 21, but is now being re-routed due to the old train tunnel collapse which has closed through access on Highway 24 for at least a month.
Event organizers have worked diligently with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado State Patrol to change the course since, what is commonly being refered to as a “sinkhole,” appeared on the shoulder of U.S. 24 on July 9. To avoid the impasse, the route for first day of the three-day charity bike tour has changed.
Instead of sending the 2,400 cyclists over Tennessee Pass on Saturday, the 43-mile route circles around Turquoise Lake on County Road 4. It continues to the Fremont Pass on Highway 91, with a lunch stop scheduled at Copper Mountain.
Cyclists can opt to continue on the 55-mile challenge route that stretches from Copper Mountain to the summit of Vail Pass and back.
On Sunday, the ride stays in Summit County, but the group will finish up the three day tour on Monday, July 23 traveling from Copper Mountain back to Leadville over Freemont Pass.
The Courage Classic is an annual benefit ride held in July to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colo. The 3-day, 155 mile bicycle tour travels through some of the most scenic mountain passes in the state.
The Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado Leadville Show will be held this Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Mining Hall of Fame Museum and Convention Center. This popular local event will include sales tables, educational displays, door prizes, and a raffle.
Night Golf . . Way Up High!
While this Lake County business has been in the dark more than it’d like to these days due to power outages, this Friday, July 20, Mt. Massive Golf Course is encouraging members and visitors to play in the dark at its annual Night Golf Scramble. So grab your night-vision goggles and head out to the links! The event includes two-person teams at $25/ per player and will include a chili dinner and night golf balls. Under darkened skies…. NIGHT GOLF! Call the clubhouse at 719-486-2176 to sign up!