Tour de Steamboat takes place on July 21. // © 2012 Tour de Steamboat
This summer, cyclists from around the world are invited to experience the Eighth annual Kent Eriksen Tour de Steamboat on July 21. The two-day fundraising event benefiting the Sunshine Kids Foundation offers three courses: 110-mile century course, 40-mile out and back and a 25-mile loop.
“The Tour de Steamboat exemplifies what Steamboat’s cycling community is all about, enjoying the outdoors, taking great rides and supporting an important cause,” said Brad Cusenbary, co-founder of the event.
In addition to the rides, the weekend will also include several parties for participants, supporters and community members. Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare will host a rider reception on July 19th that will highlight course insight and tips and tricks for bike maintenance. The Benefit Dinner on July 20 is sponsored by Prudential Steamboat Realty with proceeds going directly to the Sunshine Kids Foundation. The evening includes silent and live auctions, Sunshine Kids Foundation spokes-kids and live entertainment. The Street Party & BBQ, sponsored by Wells Fargo and New Belgium Brewery, takes place in Lil’ Toot’s Park in downtown Steamboat Springs at 4 p.m. on July 21. Riders, supporters and community members are invited to celebrate the tour with live entertainment, food, drinks and a bike drawing.