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The Roaring Fork High School World Travelers Club is hosting a tailgate party at the school’s Saturday home baseball doubleheader against Aspen. The cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults. The games are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Registration is now open for the 12th annual Mother’s Day Mile. The race is this Sunday at 1 p.m.

Glenwood Medical Associates is sponsoring the event, which is a fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project.



Pre-registrants will receive an eco-friendly, reusable bag with race goodies.

All participants receive a finish-line rose, homemade apple pie and a chance to win age-group awards from the Sisterhood Exchange Program in Kenya. A gift basket silent auction will be held under the big tent.



Pre-register in person at Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake Ave.) and at U.S. Bank at Eighth and Grand.

Online registration is available at http://www.runningguru.com. Downloadable registration forms can be found at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org or http://www.glenwoodmedical.com.

The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.

For more information, contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net or 945-2632.

The fifth annual Glenwood Springs Ride of Silence is slated for Wednesday, May 18, at Sayre Park.

The purpose of the ride is twofold. First, it is a way to honor or memorialize those who have been killed by a motorist while cycling. Second, it is a way to raise awareness of motorists’ legal obligation to share the road with cyclists.

The ride is worldwide, on the same day and at the same time. It is also free. There is no entrance fee and no merchandise can be sold. Last year, the ride was conducted on every continent, featuring 320 locations and some 25,000 riders.

The local ride’s route is simple and will take participants nine miles through the streets of Glenwood Springs – all single file and all in silence.

Riders are asked to wear black armbands to show support for the cause. Riders who have survived being hit by a motorist are asked to wear red armbands. Some armbands will be available. Helmets are required to participate in the ride.

Cyclists will begin gathering at Sayre Park at 6:30 p.m. and the ride will begin promptly at 7 p.m. No rider shall exceed the 12 mph speed limit.

For more information, visit http://www.rideofsilence.org.

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.

The 2011 Demons youth basketball camp is slated for June 6-9 for players entering the fourth through ninth grades.

Fourth- through sixth-graders meet from 9-11 a.m. each day and seventh- through ninth-graders meet from noon to 2 p.m.

Camp instruction will emphasize the following: positive team attitude, motivation and goal setting, shooting, passing, ball handling, defensive concepts and total player development.

The cost is $50 and enrollment is limited to 100 campers per session. Early registration is highly recommended as walk-in registration is not guaranteed.

Contact camp director Cory Hitchcock at (970) 901-7118 or gshsboysbasketball@yahoo.com for more information.

Roaring Fork High School is hosting an individual/fundamental basketball camp from June 13-16 for girls and boys in the fifth through 12th grades.

To register, contact coach Larry Williams at 355-4554.

The Coal Ridge Lady Titans Summer Basketball Camp is slated for June 13-16 at Coal Ridge High School.

The four-day basketball camp is designed to work on your player’s basketball skills. Players will run through drills that will help them develop their offensive and defensive fundamentals.

The sessions of this camp will be run in a fashion similar to a regular high school basketball practice. Players will work with the Coal Ridge coaches and players.

Middle-schoolers (students entering the fifth through eighth grades) will report from 9:30-11 a.m. daily, while elementary-schoolers (first through fourth grades) report from 11 a.m.-noon.

The cost is $40 per player and campers should wear basketball or running shoes and bring a water bottle.

For more information, contact Coal Ridge girls basketball coach Rick Schmitz at rschmitz@garfieldre2.org.

Register now for summer volleyball camp. High school girls are invited to sharpen their skills with University of California at Bakersfield coaches Aaron and Jolene Shepardson at a June 13-15 camp at Grand Valley High School in Parachute.

Camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day and the cost is $185.

Camp is limited to the first 54 players who sign up. Register online at http://www.hokievolleyball.com/2011-camp-details. For more information, call Paul Currier at 618-3213.


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