by Scott Condon
A new mountain-biking event that features some of the best trails in the upper Roaring Fork Valley will be launched Sept. 18.
The Aspen 50 was conceived by cyclist and part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong as a way to benefit the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and its work on trails.
“While this inaugural ride is not actually a race, you can expect some truly fast riders to be leading the way as soon as the pedaling starts,” says a description by Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association Executive Director Mike Pritchard.
A limited number of entries are available, but the mountain-bike association is looking for volunteers to serve as race marshals and other positions.