1st Monumental Challenge Ride October 20th!

Fruita, CO (September 18, 2012) –Family Health West invites you to take the Monumental Challenge on October 20th, 2012! This difficult road ride is not for the average rider. The route covers over 65 miles that include 3 strenuous climbs up the Monument, (both entrances), and Little Park Road. The Ride is part of the Fruita Rotary’s Gear Down F-Town event that same weekend to celebrate biking for all ages. The ride begins at 7:30am in the Family Health West Hospital parking lot and heads up the west end of the National Monument. It then heads back down to traverse hwy 360 to Little Park Road. Coming back down and back across hwy 360, the ride climbs up the east end of the monument to take the final stretch back to Fruita to end at the Fruita Community Center.

Sponsors of the event include Precision Promotional Products, Alpine Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors who are dedicating their aid station in memory of a former employee, Tim Sewell. “We were thrilled when Fruita Rotary approached us to be the recipients of the funds raised by this truly unique ride,” said Angelina Salazar, Family Health West Development and Community Relations Director, “We appreciate our sponsors and the amazing riders for supporting us.”

Riders can register on www.active.com and look under Monumental Challenge Ride. Riders will receive a new pair of riding socks, a free shower at the Fruita Community Center, a free lunch sponsored by Family Health West and a free beer ticket to the Gear Down F-Town festival that follows the ride. The ride is limited to 100 riders. “This event is truly one of a kind,” said Tom McNamara, Fruita Rotary President, “We invite everyone to come to the Gear Down F-Town festival afterwards to listen to live music and congratulate our fearless riders.”

For more information, please visit www.familyhealthwest.org or call Angelina Salazar at 970-858-21204.


UPDATE: Congratulations to the first Monumental Challenge conquerors!







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