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19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank – September 17

Join us for the 19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank on Sunday, September 17, 2017. This historic fundraiser benefits the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA).

Here are the top 10 reasons you should ride this year:

#10: Ride one of the best mountain bike trails http://monarchcrestcrank.com/monarch-crest-trail/ in the country – with a guide

#9: See the fall colors from a bike at the top of Monarch Pass

#8: Attend the After Party at Riverside Park – with free lunch and music from Big Meadow http://www.bigmeadowmusic.com

#7: Be a part of Salida Bike Fest www.salidabikefest.com

#6: Receive a free water bottle and map (must register by June 30)

#5: Bond with 100 new friends on the trail

#4: Opportunity to win a sweet new cruiser bike (courtesy of Absolute Bikes www.absolutebikes.com)

#3: Shuttle to and from Salida – you don’t have to wear yourself out riding back to Salida

#2: Support an organization www.salidaalliance.org helping more than 200 survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence every year, including women, men, and children.

And the #1 reason…

#1: You will help people like this survivor http://www.monarchcrestcrank.com/wp-content/uploads/AADA-Client-firsthand-account.pdf who credits her future to the Alliance.


Sign up today! http://monarchcrestcrank.com/registration/


19th Annual Monarch Crest Crank Benefiting the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse


What: The Alliance Against Domestic Abuse is hosting the Monarch Crest Crank bike ride for the 19th year. This annual fundraiser includes a shuttle to and from Salida to the top of Monarch Pass. Riders will receive a goodie bag and free lunch and libations at the after party. Wrapping up Salida Bike Fest, join almost 100 other mountain bike riders for this event to help a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Learn more and register at www.monarchcrestcrank.com.


Who: Mountain bike riders of all ages are encouraged to participate.


Why: All proceeds help your neighbors, friends and family members in Chaffee County. The Alliance Against Domestic Abuse works to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault and to empower victims through education, services and social change.


When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 (the last day of Salida Bike Fest). The ride will take place whether rain or shine. Riders will meet at 8 a.m. at Absolute Bikes, 330 W. Sackett Ave, to board shuttles. The after party will kick off at Riverside Park, at the corner of F Street and Sackett, at noon.


Where: Riders will be shuttled to and from downtown Salida to the Monarch Crest Trail at the top of Monarch Pass.


Media contact: Maggie Frasure, crestcrank@gmail.com, 303-929-7877.


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