There’s little that Coloradans love more than getting active in the big, beautiful outdoors—especially for a good cause. Join fellow Castle Pines bikers for the Dirty 40 Ride Wild, a 40-kilometer race and charity event that will get your heart pumping as you raise money for families who are struggling with the devastating effects of cancer.
The Dirty 40—Cycling, Community, and Charity
The story of the Dirty 40 begins in 2013 in rural Vermont, where two friends saw an opportunity to help their friends and neighbors who were battling the many financial, emotional, and physical tolls of cancer. The small, close-knit communities of the Vermont countryside live far from hospitals, making receiving treatment all the more difficult and costly. The Dirty 40 Races traverse the unchartered roads and paths of rural Vermont, creating unsanctioned gravel road races that challenge bikers of all backgrounds and encourage people to explore the beauty of the landscape. All proceeds from the Dirty 40 Race go to the Halo Foundation, which helps to bear some of the financial burden for families facing cancer.
The Dirty 40’s motto of cycling, community, and charity resonated with the organizers of the Wild series, who are teaming up with the Vermont group for Castle Pines’ first-ever 40k biking event. The 40-kilometer track will feature every kind of terrain from dirt and pavement to gravel and off-road. Bikers of all abilities and bikes of all shapes and sizes are welcome including mountain bikes, single-speeds, road bikes, and more. The fastest man and woman to complete the 40k race will receive a $500 prize while others can join the 20k race and kid’s race. The event’s main hub at Elk Ridge Park, Castle Pines, CO will feature live music, food, beer, a moon bounce, information from our sponsors, and more—your friends and family can come out to cheer you on, enjoy conversation and community, and congratulate you at the finish line.
Ten miles of the race run through the Canyons development, letting residents get to know this beautiful area that will soon become a part of the Castle Pines community. This 3,342-acre stretch of land will soon have about 2,500 homes, condos, apartments, and townhomes anchored by a community farm and central plaza and inspired by the vision of a self-sustaining community that partners with the land instead of invading it. Focused on environmental sustainability, health and wellness, arts and culture, and a lively community spirit, the Canyons is a unique development that aims to bring simple, small-town living to the Coloradan suburbs.
The Dirty 40 Ride Wild starts at 8 a.m. on April 26, 2015 at Elk Ridge Park, located at 7005 Mira Vista Lane off of Castle Pines Parkway near King Soopers. Pre-register online to ensure your spot in this fantastic community event. Registration is $60 for the 40k race, $40 for the 20k, and $10 for the kid’s race.
Be a part of Castle Pines’ inaugural Dirty 40 event by signing up online at https://www.bikereg.com/ride-wild.