A round of poker, a rail jam, an art walk and a torchlight run: Tricia’s weekend picks 5/13/22
The Cycle Effect Fundraiser at Moe’s BBQ
There’s an event this weekend that invites you to ride a bike, enjoy a barbecue and give back to a good cause. It’s the Vélos & BBQ fundraiser that supports L’Effet Cycle this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kick off the summer mountain biking the Haymaker Trail in Eagle for the Poker Ride, taking place from 2-4 p.m. Participants will collect their poker hand at designated card stops. Map stops will be marked on the map given to you at the start of the ride at the Haymaker Trailhead parking lot. The cost is $10 for individuals and $20 for families.
Complete your poker hand at Moe’s Original BBQ at Eagle for a chance to win great prizes from awesome sponsors. There will also be prizes for the best poker hand and the team spirit prize. If you feel like you’ve been dealt a bad hand, you can purchase up to three additional cards for $5 at the final checkpoint before the 4 p.m. deadline.
The party at Moe’s Original BBQ at Eagle is where you’ll find food, drink and live music by Pure Project from 5-8pm. 15% of sales at this event will go directly to fundraising for The Cycle Effect. If you have to work during the day or don’t want to commute, you can just come to the party.
Cycle Effect’s mission is to empower young women through mountain biking to build brighter futures and build stronger communities. The Cycle Effect provides mountain bikes and equipment, professional coaching and racing opportunities. It also offers these girls an outlet to escape the stresses of school life while teaching lifelong skills.
Need more conviction or motivation to ride? Check out some of the prizes up for grabs:
- beach cruiser bike
- Seagull’s Cycles Bike Air
- Pair of Optic Nerve Eyewear Sunglasses
- Bouncy House Rental from No Bull Entertainment
- One month subscription to Yoga Off Broadway
- Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Company Roastery Café Gift Basket
- Color Coffee Roasters Gift Cards
For more information and to register, visit TheCycleEffect.org.
Second Friday ARTWalk
Another reason to descend the Valley this weekend is the second Friday ARTwalk. The weather has warmed up in Eagle and downtown will be the place to be Friday night from 5-8 p.m. It will be the first closed street art festival of the season, allowing more artist booths and vendors, food trucks and people to mingle on Broadway. Area businesses and restaurants will hold promotions, sales and give away unique items.
Broadway will be closed from Grand Avenue and Fourth Street. In addition to vendor stalls and food trucks, look for live entertainment, a climbing wall for kids, a show by More2Dance dancers, and a chainsaw carving demonstration.
There’s a new mobile app that will help you keep track of which arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and artists will be attending. Go to Google Play store or iOS app and search EagleARTS ARTwalk and download Grandstand. The list of participants is impressive.
The Second Friday ARTwalk is a great way to start your weekend and get together with friends or just get the family out and enjoy an evening in historic downtown Eagle. For more information, visit EagleArts.orgor search for “Second Friday – ARTwalk on Broadway» event on Facebook.
Disney’s “Frozen KIDS” Musical
“Do you want to build a snowman?” Or is it time to “Let it Go?” Enjoy songs and characters from Disney’s “Frozen KIDS” this weekend. Homestake Peak School’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Drama Club puts on this musical on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
The cast includes 32 children in third, fourth and fifth grades and a few seventh and eighth graders helping out behind the scenes. Expect them to all be decked out in the costumes that bring the characters to life. There’s Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, Sven the reindeer and Olaf the snowman and all the accessories to make the kingdom of Arendelle look like a frozen tundra. This will be a treat for anyone who loves “Frozen” and anyone who wants to support the arts in schools.
In the past, the Homestake Peak Drama Clubs (there’s also the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Drama Club, which just did “High School Musical” a few weeks ago) have put on Disney’s “101 Dalmatians KIDS” and “Shrek , Jr. The Musical Drama clubs are very popular with students and are run by parents.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. at EagleVail School. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and children three and under are free. Go to HPSDrama.org to get your tickets in advance or to find out more about performances.
Skiing and Riding in Summit County
If you can’t quite hang up the skis and snowboards yet, you can always refuel at Arapahoe Basin or Breckenridge. The Loveland ski area closed last weekend for the season.
A-Basin plans to remain open until early June. They’ve closed the Pallavicini lift, but there’s still plenty of terrain to enjoy, especially when the base of the ski area starts at 10,780 feet in elevation. But spring is all about fun in the sun anyway and that’s why A-Basin always hosts events every weekend.
Shakin’ at the basin
The Shakin’ at the Basin concert series continues this Saturday at the Mountain Goat Plaza at the base of the hill from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Colorado band Gray Matter Circus will take to the stage with sounds inspired by Tool, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree and more. You can dance in your ski boots or take a pair of dancing shoes in the car. It’s a free, family-friendly way to end your day on the hill.
party in the park
You’ve had all season to work on your tricks, now see if your moves deserve prizes at the end of the season Party in the Park at Treeline Park on the slopes of A-Bay. A-Basin’s Park Crew will be stepping things up with music and handing out prizes for tricks, jumps and rail maneuvers.
Prizes include Pit Vipers, exclusive A-Basin t-shirts, hats, beanies and a snowboard which will be given out by the end of the afternoon. Bragging rights are also available. This is a free event that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information on A-Basin, visit ArapahoeBasin.com and follow Al’s blog, written by the ski area’s chief operating officer, Alan Henceroth, for more insider information.
Breckenridge still plans to stay open through Monday, Memorial Day, but with limited ground. Last Monday, operations changed at Peak 8, but they still have access to skiing and riding from the base of Peak 7 as well as the Independence SuperChair, T-Bar, Imperial, Zendo and Kensho lifts open.
Please note that the BreckConnect Gondola closed to the public on May 1, but the resort and town of Breckenridge will be providing free bus service to transport skiers and cyclists between Breck Resort and Peak 7. The BreckConnect Gondola will resume operations public when the station opens for the summer on Friday, June 17.
Why not make it a weekend? Many lodges have special rates at this time of year, so explore another ski resort that’s a short drive away and if you have an Epic Pass, enjoy the benefits of going to another resort that’s within easy reach. found on this pass. Find more information about Breck at Breckenridge.com.
Torchlight Race for Special Olympics
Eagle County law enforcement is gathering again for the Law Enforcement Torch Run this Saturday to benefit the Special Olympics Colorado.
The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement.
Run, walk or bike the course that begins at Freedom Park in Edwards. There are two distances and routes. The first is a 5k that goes from Freedom Park to the east end of Arrowhead and back. The shortest distance is a Fun Run around the pond and Freedom Park.
Law enforcement officers are known as Keepers of Hope who carry the torch and the public is invited to run with them and Special Olympics athletes as they light the Hearth Flame. Throughout May and June, law enforcement across Colorado will carry the Flame of Hope during the 2022 Torch Run Series. This act embodies unity and inclusiveness.
After the race there will be food truck vendors, treats and fun with local Special Olympics athletes, first responders and emergency vehicles on display. Take photos, give Special Olympics athletes a high five and support a wonderful cause.
The cost ranges from $20 to $25 depending on whether or not you want the t-shirt and 100% of the proceeds support Special Olympics Colorado.
The race starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Freedom Park or you can pre-register online. For more information, visit the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.