SCHLEP THE SLOPES BIKE RIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEDERATION’S SCHLEP THE SLOPES SET FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

(April 30, 2010)—The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s Schlep the Slopes Bike Ride returns to the area on Sunday, August 8, 2010. Chairs for the ride are Zach Frisch, Doug Reznick, and Sherrie Somers. Schlep 2010 will offer three routes that will appeal to riders of various ages and levels of experience:
• 15-mile Family Ride
• 39-mile Trail Ride
• 100-mile Century Ride
All three routes will start at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, just off Highway C-740 and South Wadsworth Boulevard. The Family Ride will take cyclists through Chatfield State Park, continue along the Platte River Trail, and then follow the bike paths that meander through the neighborhoods of Littleton.
The Trail Ride will begin along the Bear Creek Trail through Chatfield State Park, follow the Platte River Trail through Hudson Gardens, continue around Bear Creek Lake into Bear Creek State Park, and then follow the C-470 trail along the foothills towards the finish line at C-470 and South Kipling Street.
The Century Ride will start by traveling up the Bear Creek Trail through Evergreen and over Squaw Pass where riders will enjoy spectacular views. It will continue around Echo Lake and then descend into the historic mining town of Idaho Springs and across Lancaster Bridge. The final portion of the ride will run parallel to Interstate 70, up Floyd Hill to US 40 and then down Hog Back Road. The elevation gain for this ride is approximately 5000 feet.
Federation is encouraging Jewish agencies, organizations, day schools, synagogues, and other institutions to create cycling teams for this event. Numerous volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Susan Weinberger at 303.316.6481 or sweinberger@ajfcolorado.org.

About the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
For more than 60 years, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado has been building and sustaining Jewish life across Colorado, in Israel, and around the world.  Each year the Federation mobilizes the Jewish community to raise the crucial funds required to provide food, refuge, comfort, education, and emergency assistance to millions of people in-need.  Last year, the Federation raised more than $11.6 million that benefited dozens of charitable agencies, both locally and worldwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Barbara Raynor, VP of Marketing/PR
Direct Line: 303.316.6491
Cell: 303.847.1234
braynor@ajfcolorado.org

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