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12th Annual Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride Safe and Successful

WJ  250x55HIGHWAY 12 — Sun and some rain to cool it down a bit; scenic roads, great food, and no injuries. What more could you ask?  
After a one year hiatus, July 18 saw 142 cyclists riding the 12th Annual Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride, organized by the Spanish Peaks Cycling Association (SPCA).  
We would like to thank the scores of volunteers who made the Ride possible and successful.  Volunteers stuff packets, greet and check-in the cyclists, make homemade goodies, staff the aid stations, drive the route to support the riders, and welcome the riders back to the Town Park.  We would also like to thank CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol, Sammie’s, Rachael Rheuby and the FFA, and bike mechanics Cathy Cramer and Mark White.  
We look forward to hosting an even better and bigger ride next year.
The 12th Annual Stonewall Century Ride would not have taken place without the generous assistance of our sponsors.  New event sponsors in 2015 include Tercio Foundation, Spradley Auto Group, Skratch Labs, Charlie’s Market, La Veta United Methodist Church, LiveWell Huerfano County, Capture Colorado, Ringo’s Markets, Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, The World Journal, Circle the Wagons RV Park, Rio Cucharas Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Paul Warlick, and Kristi Mountain Sports.  They join our other sponsors, including San Isabel Electric Association, Sammie’s, Two Peaks Fitness, The Signature Newspaper, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, Chaè Organics, Bachman & Associates, La Veta Fire Protection District, Stonewall Fire Protection District, Cuchara Valley Physical Therapy, Dr. Chris DiPersio, Paradise Coffee, The Warehouse Suite, Sammie’s, and Orionhost.net. Thank you to all our sponsors for helping us to rebuild our seed money and make the Ride possible.
Spanish Peaks Cycling Association, a La Veta-based 501c7 non-profit, organizes the Stonewall Century to meet three goals:
•To promote cycling and fitness
•To raise money for local non-profits
•To attract visitors to our area
As in previous years, the primary beneficiary of the proceeds raised is the Stonewall Fire Protection District, which supports the aid stations at North Lake and Stonewall and the lunch stop in Segundo. SPCA will also be making donations to the La Veta Fire Protection District, La Veta Public Library, the La Veta FFA, and La Veta Schools.

Cyclist ride Highway 12 up the canyon from Stonewall to the top of Cuchara Pass  Photo by Paul "Snappy" Smith.

Cyclist ride Highway 12 up the canyon from Stonewall to the top of Cuchara Pass Photo by Paul “Snappy” Smith.

 

Cyclist take a break at the top of Cuchara Pass during the Stonewall Century ride

Cyclist take a break at the top of Cuchara Pass during the Stonewall Century ride

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