Fall Blaze Bicycle Tour returns Saturday
The fifth annual Durango Fall Blaze Bicycle Tour, a fundraiser for the Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarship Fund, will return Saturday.
There will be options to ride 27, 60 or 100 miles.
Online registration is available at www.durangofallblaze.com.
The start and finish for all of the rides will be the Clocktower on the Fort Lewis College campus.
The fully supported bicycle tour will include sag support vehicles and five food/aid stations (for the 100-mile route).
The 100-mile option will take riders on the popular Shalona loop through the Animas Valley before heading to Vallecito and then south to Bayfield before tuning west and back to Durango and FLC.
Route maps are available on the website.
Registration is $59 in advance. Ridership is limited.
There will be a packet pickup part from 3-7 p.m. today at the College Union. Late registrations will be accepted if there are spaces available.
Vallecito Fishing Tournament Oct. 2
The second annual Vallecito Fall Fishing Tournament will be Oct. 2.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m.. Entry fee is $10 per person.
The tournament will go from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be three categories: pike/walleye, salmon/trout and bass.
The heaviest string in each category will win the prize of $100 per category.
The tournament is sponsored by the Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association.
Seniors Outdoors! planning area outings
Seniors Outdoors! announces the following activities:
b There will be a moderate bicycle ride with John Martin on Saturday. Contact Martin at 247-2581 for details.
b There will be a very challenging climb up Animas Forks Mountain, across the catwalk and up two other peaks, starting at 7 a.m. Sunday. RSVP to Bob Thompson at 382-9271.
b The Wednesday Wanderers will have a moderate hike to Lake Eileen at a slow pace starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The hike is open to a limited number of individuals. RSVP to Tom and Lydine Hannula at 884-9052 or email@example.com.
b On Oct. 1, the SO! Ladies group will hike down the Purgatory Flats Trail to the Animas River, starting at 8:30 a.m. This will be a moderate hike. RSVP to Susan Beck-Brown at 375-0948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
b Also Oct. 1 , there will be a hard climb from Coal Bank Pass to Jura Knob, returning via the Coal Creek Trail. The climb will start at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Jeff Baily at 764-8120 or email@example.com.
Mountain biking film to show in Durango
Ride the Divide, an award-winning feature-length documentary about the worlds longest mountain bike race, will be shown in Durango on Oct. 2 at the Abbey Theatre.
There will be presentations at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets will be $10 at the door. The film will be presented locally by Mountain Bike Specialists.
The film chronicles the story of bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile race along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains.
Three of the riders are followed as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Alberta, Canada to the border with Mexico.
Over the course of several weeks, they attempted to climb more than 200,000 vertical feet along the backbone of the Rockies.
Journey of Hope 5K set for Oct. 2
The 16th annual Journey of Hope 5K Family Run/Walk will be held Oct. 2 in Three Springs, near Mercy Regional Medical Center.
The race will start at the Mercy Regional Breast Care Center.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 2. Walkers will start at 9 a.m. Runners will start at 9:15 a.m. Trails in Three Springs will be used for the event.
Advance registration is encouraged.
Entry fee is $20 for adults or $18 for members of Durango Motorless Transit, one of the event sponsors.
Children under 12 are fee.
Online registration is available at http: go-dmt.org or www.Active.com.
Registration forms also are available at the Womens Resource Center, Browns Sport Shoe and Your Running Store.
Proceeds from the event go to the Journey of Hope Fund, administered by the Mercy Health Foundation, to provide free mammograms to women in La Plata County and Southwest Colorado who otherwise cannot afford them.