The Monarch Crest Crank and the Salida Bike Festival to Award Salida’s Triple Crown of Mountain Biking
Salida, CO – For the second year in a row, the Salida Bike Fest and the Monarch Crest Crank, an annual fundraiser for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, are teaming up to provide four days of fun for cyclists of all abilities and their families, September 11-14, 2014.
Again this year, riders who participate in Friday’s Chainless Bike Race, Saturday’s Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race and Sunday’s Monarch Crest Crank are eligible for the festival’s Triple Crown competition. Both male and female Triple Crown champions will be crowned, determined by the best combined time in the Chainless Race and Banana Belt, plus participation in the non-competitive Monarch Crest Crank. Up for grabs again this year are two fantastic crowns, made entirely out of bicycle parts, by local artist Will Hodge. Last year’s Triple Crown winners were Jimmy Bisese and Brenda Geisler, both from Salida, CO. Participants can register for the Triple Crown for a significantly reduced fee of $100 for all three races.
The Monarch Crest Crank, in its 16th year, is an annual fundraiser for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse and uses the funds for its programs that empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, services, and social change. Riders have the chance to win great prizes, including a cruiser bike courtesy of Absolute Bikes, through personal fundraising. Rider registration is limited and spots are filling up fast so organizers encourage early registration. Riders can register at monarchcrestcrank.com.
Find out more about the Salida Bike Fest, including the Chainless Bike Race and the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, at salidabikefest.com.