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Colorado High School Cycling League hosts CycleFest this weekend

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Cycling News
Published:
April 29, 2010, 17:04 BST,
Updated:
April 29, 2010, 22:20 BST
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, April 29, 2010
Dave Wiens headed into the Columbine climb with an unfamiliar gap to the leaders.

Dave Wiens headed into the Columbine climb with an unfamiliar gap to the leaders.

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Fundraiser hosted by Wiens, Overend, Rusch, DeMattei, Brown

A range of cycling celebrities will join Olympic and World Cup stars Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens in an historic weekend at the inaugural Colorado CycleFest, on Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, in support of the Colorado High School Cycling League.

Included among the cycling stars joining DeMattei and Wiens are Jonathan Vaughters of the Garmin-Transitions cycling team, inaugural UCI mountain bike World Champion, Ned Overend (Specialized), 24-hour world champion Rebecca Rusch (Specialized), and Olympian Travis Brown (Trek).

Matt Fritzinger, head of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, said, "It's great so see such a large collection of past and present champion cyclists rallying for high school cycling. Every one of these athletes understands the historical significance of introducing cycling as an organized sport for high school students."

Attendees at the Colorado CycleFest weekend will enjoy a gala dinner and silent auction on Saturday, May 1, in Palettes Restaurant at the Denver Art Museum. Then on Sunday, May 2, is a rare opportunity to ride with the two Mountain Biking greats, Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens, when they lead a road ride from Boulder followed by lunch at the Bacaro Venetian Taverna, hosted by Fabio Flagiello.

A host of prizes for the silent auction are donated by Founding National Sponsor Specialized, as well as SRAM, Trek, Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Yeti. In an indication of the expanding support of the high school cycling movement, the League is thrilled to announce corporate sponsors Poudre Valley Health Systems and Yeti Beti.

CycleFest tickets are $100 regular, and $150 for Patron tickets, which provide admission to a special cocktail hour. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to supporting the Colorado High School Cycling League.

For more information and tickets, visit coloradomtb.org/cyclefest2010.htm.

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