FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gaige Sippy, contact: Gsippy@aol.com OR 970-799-2423
Tour of Durango Race Organizer
Durango, CO. March 24, 2009 – Durango’s trail system will be showcased this fall when Alpine Bank presents the first annual Tour of Durango on Sunday September 20, 2009.
Durango Mountain Park, Dalla Mountain Park, the Telegraph Trail system and Raider Ridge are some of the trails included in the Tour. Located within 5 miles of town and built primarily by local volunteers through the efforts of Trails 2000, these trails exemplify the community involvement and dedication central to Durango’s character and lifestyle.
With events for trail runners and mountain bikers, the Tour is an opportunity for everyone to experience Durango’s trail network, whether you’re out for a challenge or just want to spend some time outside.
This inaugural Tour begins on the bike path, highlighting the interconnectivity of our local trail network, and finishes in front of Alpine Bank, the event presenting sponsor. Culminating the day, there will be a block party from Noon to 3:00 pm, complete with music and beer provided by Carver Brewing Company.
All riders who register at www.TourofDurango.com by April 30, 2009, will receive a $3 discount on their registration. The Tour is limited to 600 participants, and is expected to fill quickly, as the Single Speed World Championships are being held in Durango on Saturday, September 19. Entrants are encouraged to enter early to ensure their place.
Proceeds from the Tour of Durango benefit Trails 2000 and the Southwest Conservation Corps.
About Alpine Bank:
About Alpine Bank: The feeling of belonging extends well beyond the walls of Alpine Bank. It spreads out into the communities that have given us so much. Being a good corporate citizen means being actively involved in the community and caring for our environment. Alpine Bank was recently awarded Gold Leader Award by the State of Colorado for its environmental management systems. They are the first financial institution in the state to attain this recognition. Alpine Bank is a $2.5 billion dollar organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO. It has 37 banking offices serving over 100,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services.
About Trails 2000:
Founded in 1988, Trails 2000 builds and maintains local trails and educates trail users in the Durango Area. Volunteers contribute more than 3000 hours of trailwork annually to Forest Service, BLM, County, City and private landowners through the building and maintenance of trails. The organization also focuses on trail connections to the Animas River Trail and other options for bike/ped access. Visit www.trails2000.org
About Southwest Conservation Corps:
Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) employs a diverse group of young men and women and completes important conservation projects for the public benefit. Founded in 1998 to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, SCCs employment and educational projects are sponsored primarily by land management agencies and municipalities throughout the southwest region of the U.S. The organization is headquartered in Durango, Colo. with locations in Alamosa, Colo. and Tucson, Ariz. For more information, visit www.sccorps.org.
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