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Mitch Hoke, a 2006 graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School from Evergreen, has been nominated by USA Cycling to represent the United States at the UCI World Mountain Bike Championship Races in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec.

He will join the five other top U23 cross country riders at the race, which happens today.

Hoke, who made the podium twice at the recent U.S. National Mountain Bike Championships in Sol Vista, Colo., was a member of the CRMS state championship team during high school. He began his racing career at the school and continued to compete while a student at Colorado College, where he will graduate in December of this year with a degree in environmental science.



During high school, Hoke did his three-week senior project, just a few months after the Katrina disaster, working with an organization that provides bikes for people without cars in New Orleans.

Volunteers are needed for the 26th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon.



Race day is Sunday, Sept. 12. Contact Heidi at 963-2777 or send an e-mail to triglenwood@yahoo.com if interested.

All volunteers receive a long-sleeved dri-release shirt and a ticket to the post-event barbecue, with food provided by Haute Plate Bistro.

Rifle Creek Golf Course is hosting its annual Labor Day Tournament Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5. The entry fee is $125, plus carts. There will be gross and net payoffs.

Also part of the weekend’s festivities are a Friday pro-am and an event dubbed “Special Events Friday Night.” The latter begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in Columbine Restaurant.

Call 625-1093 for more information.

Join instructor Chris Johnson at the Carbondale Skate Park for fall skateboard lessons with Carbondale Recreation.

Two levels of Wednesday skate instruction are available per session. Level 1 is geared toward 4- to 6-year-olds and runs from 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Level 2 is for 7- to 12-year-olds and goes from 5-6 p.m. Session I runs Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Session II runs Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Participants must sign up for full session. Helmets are mandatory and all other safety equipment is strongly recommended. The fee for lessons is $60.

For more information, call Carbondale Recreation at 704-4190.


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