DENVER, Colo.--The inaugural Colorado CycleFest on May 1-2, graced by a dazzling array of cycling stars and even a Colorado State Senator, proved a runaway success – selling all tickets and surpassing the fundraising target with a total of $25,000.
League director Kate Rau said, "This was a truly great evening for all involved with the Colorado League. To have such resounding support at the outset is incredibly exciting and shows how much potential there is for high school mountain biking in Colorado. We are expecting at least 12 teams to sign up. For our first year that would be brilliant!"
Mountain biking celebs Susan DeMattei, Dave Wiens, Greg Herbold and Travis Brown, joined pro road team manager Jonathan Vaughters at the gala evening. Also present was Colorado senator, Chris Romer. Addressing the gathering, he stated the importance of youth sports such as mountain biking in creating a healthier adult population.
Auction items that helped most greatly in surpassing the fundraising target included Trek District and Specialized Ruby bicycles. Other items and support came from Clif Bar & Co, Easton Foundations, Primal Wear, Poudre Valley Health System,SRAM, Yeti, YetiBeti, Wheat Ridge Cyclery.