Thank You San Juan Mountain Community!
The Rico Trails Alliance (RTA) would like to extend a massive shout out to everyone who attended and supported our 3rd annual summer fundraiser in August! This collaborative event has blossomed into a wonderful community celebration of Rico’s burgeoning regional trail system and we are so grateful to everyone that came out to support RTA!
This year’s event included a shuttled ride up to the Whispering Springs and Salt Creek trails, a kids ride and a guided hiking excursion. A HUGE thank you to Box Canyon Cycles for their donation of demo bikes! Our post ride festivities included Colorado Style BBQ from Rico’s own Will Nolan, an impressive silent auction and raffle sponsored by our generous local businesses and quality mountain music from Porch Wood. Cold beers provided by the crew at Telluride Brewing Company and refreshing cocktails on tap thanks to Telluride Distillery Company and Mezcal Vago! The event was attended by riders from Durango, Cortez, Dolores, Rico, Telluride and Ridgway making it truly a San Juan Mountain community celebration!
All of the proceeds from the event will go directly towards our newly established Trail Maintenance Fund designed to create more access, maintenance and variety throughout the greater Rico area. RTA would like to extend its deepest appreciation to all of our sponsors, vendors and specifically the Rico Fire Department for their assistance in making this event a major success! If you haven’t been over to check out the trails near Rico yet, there is still time!
See you on the Trails!
RTA Board Member
(original event post below)
Join us again for our biggest event of the year!!
This year we are offering a group bike ride and a hike, and the BBQ will be amazing! Friends from far and near will gather for an afternoon of hiking or riding, food, drink and live music. It is also a chance to learn about all the ground RTA has gained in working towards our goals for trails in the area.
- 9:30am Mountain bike demos available (first come, first served)
- 10:00am Group hike or ride
- 1:00pm BBQ Feast by Will & libations by Telluride Brewing CO. & Telluride Distilling Company
- 2:00pm Live music
- Silent auction & raffle with prizes totaling over $5k
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.
(if you don’t buy your ticket in advance, pretty pretty please at least send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org let us know you are coming so we can make sure we have enough BBQ for you)