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Benefit dollars roll in for Steamboat’s Ride 4 Yellow event

Donations could top $200K

Ride 4 Yellow

What: Fundraiser for cancer-related causes. The event includes two mountain bike rides

When: Events start Saturday night and kick off in earnest Sunday morning with the 7:30 a.m. Ride the Divide 26-mile mountain bike trip with Lance Armstrong.

Schedule

Saturday

3 to 8 p.m. Packet pickup at Ski Haus

5 p.m. Two cycling movies will be shown at Bud Werner Memorial Library, “Race Across the Sky” featuring the Leadville 100, and “Ride the Divide,” about the Tour Divide race that stretches from Canada to the United States-Mexico border. Admission is $7 for one or both.

Sunday

6 a.m. Shuttle service for riders begins from Meadows Parking Lot to the Ride the Divide start area on Rabbit Ears Pass

6:30 a.m. Buses depart for Ride the Divide start

7:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies at Dumont Lake on Rabbit Ears Pass

8:15 a.m. First riders start down Continental Divide Trail

9:30 a.m. Ski area gondola opens

10:30 a.m. Mount Werner Challenge ride kicks off from the top of the gondola

11 a.m. Expo on Thunderhead lawn starts at the top of the gondola

11:30 a.m. Celebration lunch starts

1 p.m. Mount Werner Challenge Ride cut-off time

1:30 p.m. Thunderhead celebration featuring Linda Armstrong Kelly, Lance Armstrong’s mother

2:30 p.m. Fundraising awards announced

3:30 p.m. Auction ends

Online

Read about Rick Rauch’s sister’s battle with cancer at http://mysisterclyde.blogspot.com/.

Rick Rauch sits with his sister Rae Ellen Packard, who died in May from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rauch has raised more than $5,000 for Sunday's Ride 4 Yellow mountain bike event.