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Outdoors news, notes and other random tidbits

Volunteers are needed to help construct a new one-mile interpretive trail at the ACES Rock Bottom Ranch near Basalt at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The new trail will be built on the perimeter of a wet meadow for use as a self-guided nature trail.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and their project partners will provide the tools, materials, leadership and a dinner at the end of the day.

To volunteer or for more information: 927-8241; 877-662-5220; e-mail, rfov@sopris.net; or visit http://www.rfov.org.

Colorado Mountain College offers a trio of outdoors-related classes this month.

The Rock Climbing I class is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Information: 963-2172.

A one-day outdoor sports photography workshop, taught by Lindsey Herlinger, is scheduled for June 25 at the Spring Valley Campus. A preworkshop meeting will be at 6 p.m. June 22. Information: 947-8200.

On June 25-26 CMC offers a women’s rock climbing class with Diane Heald. It is an entry-level class, but the minimum age is 17. There is a meeting for the class at the CMC Glenwood Center at 5 p.m. June 21. Information: 945-7486.

The 11th annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado is set for June 25 to July 2. The 400-mile tour starts and ends in Snowmass Village and runs through several mountain towns, including Leadville, Salida, Crested Butte, Hotchkiss and Glenwood Springs. The route gains over 26,000 feet in elevation as riders climb over Independence Pass, Monarch Pass and McClure Pass.

Over the last 10 years the Bicycle Tour of Colorado has raised over $250,000 for Colorado charities such as Rocky Mountain PBS, Mile High Down Syndrome, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Special Olympics.

Information: 303-985-1180; http://www.bicycletourcolorado.com.

To submit information, or a picture of your recent big catch, for the Outdoors page, e-mail outdoors@postindependent.com or fax to 945-4487.

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