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Steamboat Springs resident Essam Welch is shown in 2008 riding his bike. Welch was involved in an accident in 2009 that put him in the hospital for a week. A fundraiser to help send Welch to the 2010 SingleSpeed World Championships in New Zealand is at 7 p.m. today.

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Two days before he was set to compete at the 2009 SingleSpeed World Championships in Dur­ango, local cyclist Essam Welch was involved in a crash he describes as “a fluke.” Now, at the Gear Mash­ers Ball, friends hope to bring the cycling community together to help send Welch to the 2010 SingleSpeed World Championships.

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