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L’Eroica (The Hero), a 100-mile cycling race from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs that enjoyed a popular run in the early 1900s, is being recreated May 15 and 16.

Organizers have researched the history of the ride and included as many of the race’s original elements as possible.

The route features 75 miles of pavement and 25 miles of dirt and runs through Grand Junction, Palisade, Plateau City, Collbran, Silt, New Castle and Glenwood Springs.



Points will be awarded for authenticity based on the technology of the bike and attire worn. Example: Even though a participant comes in last, because he/she chose to ride a single-speed 1958 bike and wore knickers and a wool cap he/she may place first as “The Hero” of Grand Junction.

The ride’s cost is $180 per person. The package includes an overnight stay at Hotel Colorado, a historic finishing photo, awards banquet and train fare for the return trip (with bike).



R.S.V.P. by April 23. Contact Chris Brown at goldknickers@gmail.com for more information.

Join the Driskill family in honoring the memories of Paul Driskill, while at the same time celebrating the miracle of his life, with a memorial race in his name on June 11.

The qualities that made Paul Driskill a hero to local runners for more than two decades are still creating new admirers. Many who did not know Paul or who never had opportunity to see him compete are inspired by his enduring example of courage, feisty determination and charisma.

The race will begin and end at Glenwood Springs Elementary School on Saturday June 11, at 8 a.m. The cost is $10 and course options include a 13-mile race or a 5K. Participants in the Kids Fun Run (10 years old and younger) race for free.

Money collected will go toward the establishment of a memorial for Paul in the Glenwood Springs area.

For more information, contact Rebecca Fuller at 984-3939.

The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club invites ladies golfers of all levels to attend its April 30 season opener at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

The day will include a continental breakfast, nine-hole scramble and a luncheon. Club members, new members and guests are encouraged to attend.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and tee-off is at 9:30 a.m. The luncheon will follow.

R.S.V.P. to Glenwood Springs Golf Club by calling 945-7086.

For more information, call Erin Galbreath at 379-3822 or Cheryl Bean at 618-4885.


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