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Sports / Recreation

Ram Bicycle Classic May 22

May 12, 2011

The 2011 Ram Bicycle Classic invites you to ride locally and connect globally! Your participation will help support Colorado State students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise program with scholarships and international summer field work. Registration must be received by May 19.

Sunday, May 22, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Start and finish: Plum and Meridian
Colorado State main campus

Best Ram Bicycle Classic yet

The Colorado State University College of Business Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Graduate MBA Program will hold the third annual RAM Bicycle Classic on Sunday, May 22. 

This year’s Ram Bicycle Classic on Sunday, May 22, promises to be the best one yet!

Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and CSU President Tony Frank will be riding in this year’s event.

Routes and way stations

Enjoy one of four routes (10-mile Family Cruiser, 34-mile, 61-mile, or 101-mile), and take time to recharge at eight aid stations, fully-equipped with food, water, bathrooms, and mechanical and medical support along the way.  Rider check-in and registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

The 1/2 Metric Century route takes riders into Bellvue and around Horsetooth Reservoir.

  • The 101-Mile Ride: $75 entrance fee (7 a.m. start time) Route map
  • The Metric-Century Ride (61 miles): $75 entrance fee (8 a.m. start time) Route map
  • The ½ Metric-Century Ride (34 miles): $75 entrance fee (9 a.m. start time) Route map
  • The Family-Friendly Cruiser Ride (10 miles): $130 entrance fee for two adults, two kids, 10 and under. (10 a.m. start time) Route map

After-ride party: Kick back!

After you cross the finish line, come join the festivities and fun and kick back with us at the after-ride party which includes:

  • A mouth-watering pasta bar prepared by Vincent Clark, chef extraordinaire and owner of Food for Thought Catering;
  • New Belgium beer will be available in the beer garden, along with many other beverage alternatives;
  • The cracklin’ firepower of bluegrass band Lonesome Traveler; and
  • A drawing for a free bamboo Panda bicycle (all registrants will be included in the drawing).  

The after-ride party begins at 11:30 a.m. and starts wrapping up at 4:30 p.m.

Event management and sponsors

Additionally, we would like to thank this year’s Ram Bicycle Classic production manager, Kate Danaher, who has extensive experience in large-scale athletic event management.

And, we would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support: Public Service Credit Union, TIAA-CREF Financial Services, New Belgium Brewing, Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation, Neenan Archistruction, Food for Thought Catering, W.W. Reynolds Companies, Employment Solutions, Gallegos Sanitation, and Otterbox.

Lonesome Traveler, Colorado's distinctive Americana quartet, has gone from being the toast of small jams to solid, sought-after performers at bluegrass, folk, and country venues everywhere.

Save $10 on entrance fee

Registrations received after May 19 or the day of the ride will be $10 more. Day-of-the-event registration will cost an additional $10. Registration includes the ride, T-shirt, ride support, post-ride celebration and catered pasta lunch.

Register online or contact event organizers at Ram Bicycle Classic/CSU GSSE, (970) 491-1166.

Students circle the globe

We can’t think of a better way to spend the day with friends and family, while supporting pioneering work of students from all over the world who are committed to making a difference.

We admit a new cohort of 25 students each year, half of whom come from abroad. A recent cohort featured students from Ghana, Iraq, Moldova, India, Nepal, Venezuela, Mongolia, Brazil, Ecuador, and, of course, the United States. GSSE students support each other, work in cohort through the entire program and develop lifelong friendships and professional networks.

Support CSU’s College of Business Global Social Sustainable Enterprise program and sign up today at www.rambicycleclassic.orgSee you there!

Contact: Sandy Dahlbert
Phone: (970) 491-6397