Steamboat briefs: Tour de Steamboat takes to highways this weekend

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Tour de Steamboat takes to highways this weekend

The fifth annual Tour de Steamboat takes to local highways this weekend, and it tackles a special cause in the process. In addition to Saturday's 110- and 40-mile bike rides, the Tour de Steamboat will host a benefit dinner and auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

All proceeds will go to the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a national organization that serves children with cancer. Prudential Steamboat Realty, which has partnered with Sunshine Kids to bring children to ski in Steamboat each winter for the past five years, is the headline sponsor for Friday's dinner. The dinner is $25 a person (children ages 8 and younger eat free) and includes food, music and a silent auction.

Saturday's road rides start at 7 a.m. at Little Toots Park, 12th and Yampa streets. Entry for the 110-mile ride over Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass and Yellow Jacket Pass, costs $75. The 40-mile ride, an out and back to Stagecoach Reservoir, costs $45. A family bike ride along the Yampa River Core Trail is free. A street party and barbecue will take place after the rides, as will the drawing for a $3,000 Eriksen Cycles road frame. Raffle tickets cost $10.

For more information or to register, visit www.tourdesteamboat.com.

Horizons Specialized Services seeks volunteers

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks and more. If interested, call Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466, ext. 111.

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