Steamboat briefs: STARS adaptive rides take place Friday and Saturday

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STARS adaptive rides take place Friday and Saturday

The Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports Bikin’ the Boat charity ride is Saturday. Participants can ride in the 5-mile all-abilities ride or the 26-mile challenge ride. Registration is open at www.steamboatstars.com and the STARS booth at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge finish and start expos Friday and Saturday. The charity ride begins at 11:45 a.m. Saturday from Meadows Parking Lot after the Pro Cycling Challenge riders leave town. The cost is $25 for the all-abilities ride and $50 for the challenge ride. Registration includes food, drinks and music. Call 970-819-1548.

Texas twang returning to MusicFest in January 2012

If January 2012 sounds like a blizzard somewhere over the horizon, be forewarned that Dickson Productions already is ramping up plans for MusicFest and its annual ski season visit to Steamboat.

MusicFest runs Jan. 5 to 10 and a partial lineup of artists has been confirmed, with Shooter Jennings popping out on the list.

Other artists scheduled to perform in Steamboat include:

The Lost Gonzo Band, Fred Andrews, Roger Creager, The Band of Heathens, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Wade Bowen, Adam Carroll, Cody Canada and The Departed, Jason Eady, Dirty River Boys, Casey Donahew Band, Kevin Fowler, Liz Foster, Keith Gattis, Curtis Grimes, Jack Ingram, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit.

Youth Hockey Association equipment swap Sunday

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association’s annual Hockey Swap is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena. Equipment drop-off is from noon to 2 p.m. There will be no shopping allowed until 3 p.m. Equipment not sold must be picked up between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Any equipment not picked up will be considered a donation to the hockey association. Fifty percent of proceeds go to association. Call Lisa at 970-819-0354.

Steamboat Little League is in need of donations

Steamboat Springs Little League is raising money to improve the quality of the fields and get better equipment for players. Donations of cash and materials are being accepted. To donate money, call Phil Pagliaro at 970-590-7076. To donate materials, call Pat McElhiney at 970-846-8734.

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