Friends of Rams Cycling, Inc. is organizing the Horsetooth Double Dip Bicycle Challenge, formerly the RAT Ride. The ride is a one day bicycle tour through Larimer County, Colorado, USA, to raise funds for three charities:
TEAM Fort Collins, a non-profit community organization dedicated to preventing the abuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, especially among youth and families, by promoting healthy lifestyles.
A scholarship endowment for the Colorado State University Rams Cycling Team, winner of the 2003 Collegiate Team of the Year Award. It is dedicated to providing students and faculty with an accessible club sport and a high calibre cycling team that competes in both road and mountain races.
The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, which is responsible for the prevention and prompt extinguishment of wildland fires, and to the control of structure fires within the 38 square mile Rist Canyon – Stove Prairie areas
The Horsetooth Double Dip Bicycle Challenge will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2006. The ride provides four routes (30, 50, 75, and 105 miles), accommodating riders of all abilities, from youths to experienced cyclists. All routes will start and stop at C.B. & Potts on West Elizabeth. The 105 mile route is extremely challenging, with nearly 8000 feet of climbing, and will attract cyclists from across Colorado.