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Area Sports Briefs

Ron Kiefel, a seven-time Tour de France racer, Olympic bronze medalist and member of the United State Bicycling Hall of Fame, will be speaking in Glenwood Springs and Rifle as part of Ride the Rockies.Kiefel, a Denver-born rider who still lives there, will be speaking at Rifle Middle School at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. He will then come to Glenwood to present “War Stories from the Peloton” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Church.

The Frontier Historical Society is looking for men 16 to 90 years old who would like to play vintage baseball in Glenwood’s annual match on June 29.There will be an informational meeting and instructional practice at 6:30 p.m. June 19 between Glenwood Springs High School and the Roaring Fork River. Play early-rules baseball as they did in the 1860s to 1880s. Information: 945-4448.

Registration for the 23rd annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is now open and applications are available at The triathlon will be held Sept. 9. Organizers expect the race to fill up quickly, so register soon. Excess proceeds from the race will benefit Youth Zone.

Anyone ages 5-12 years old interested in cheerleading, there will be a camp this summer held on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. for ages 5-8, and 9- to 12-year-olds will follow at 7:30 starting July 2. The camp is tentatively scheduled to meet at Coal Ridge High School.The cost is $50 for ages 5-8 and $55 for 9-12, and the price includes uniform and poms. The campers will march in two parades.Sign-ups will take place at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Community Center in New Castle and at 6 p.m. June 21 at Veterans Park in Silt. Information: Michelle, 948-5914.

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