The first annual Alleycat Ride was a huge success this past Saturday. This was a fundraiser for the local kids mountain bike group that will be run through Voyager this year. This is our third year in existence (formerly known as Ridgway DEVO). We rose close to $1,000, which will been used for the infrastructure of the program (CPR, first aid, background checks, fingerprinting for the coaches). Special thanks to Kevin Chesmire, Johanna Wasser and Terry Daley for sponsoring a child. Scholarships are available and due the first day of our practice which is April 17. I would like to thank our sponsors, which include: Ridgway Spin, Tich Bags, Bootdoctors in Telluride, San Juan Hut Systems, Alpine Bank, San Miguel Power, City Market, Café Ridgway a la Mode, Cimarron Books, Colorado Boy and fantastic burgers by Muddy Boots! Of course, this whole program could not be run if it were not for my awesome support team of coaches: Ryan and Jill Valentich (Alleycat course designers), Jonathan Brittain (JB), Kathy Daley, Sundra and Edward Hines, Annie Wodlinger, Andy and Kerstin Michelich, Johanna Wasser and Ashley Slater . For more information on the program look up voyageryouthprogram.org on the web and search for our Ridgway RAMS page. We look forward to another fun spring with all our riders and working with the Voyager Youth Program.
– Sara Ballantyne, Head Coach Ridgway RAMS