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Free community event to celebrate the biking season

Community members of all ages and mountain bike enthusiasts are encouraged to dust off their bikes and join the fun as Gunnison Valley Health hosts BikeLIfe, a free community event on Thursday May 3.

Gunnison Valley Health’s Administrator for Rehab and Athletic Medicine Todd Ward said BikeLIfe is an opportunity for the community to receive expert advice from biking professionals and participate in fun activities all in one location.

“BikeLife will feature an adults and kids strider race, personalized bike fittings, helmet fittings and skills courses with tips and training techniques, so make sure you bring your bike and helmet,” said Mr. Ward.

“We will also have live music, bike swap and great healthy food available organized by Twist Nutrition.”

“Plus, there is the opportunity for one lucky person to win a townie bike courtesy of Rock n Roll Sports simply for coming along to the event,” Mr Ward added.

BikeLife is a completely free event and is open to everyone in the community. Representatives from Gunnison Trails, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, gO Orthopedics, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison Valley High School mountain bike teams, City of Gunnison and local bike stores will be there offering new tips, advice and trail updates for the season.

“We are delighted to partner with fantastic organizations to bring this free community event to the Gunnison Valley,” said Mr. Ward.

BikeLife will kick off with a free weekly community ride at Hartman Rocks on Wednesday May 2 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm organized by gO Orthopedics. The main event will take place on Thursday May 3 from 5 – 7.30pm at the North entrance of Gunnison Valley Health, 711 N. Taylor Street.