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Happenings
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 September
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
mass Village, www.coloradorelay.com
-Ignacio Bike Week, Aug 30-Sept 3, www.
-Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival,
ignaciobikeweek.com
Aug 31-Sept 2, Snowmass
-Four Corners Bike Rally, Aug 31 to Sept 3,
-37th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival,
Poker Runs, Concerts, Camping, Vendors,
Sept 14-16, One of the highest-altitude balloon
Bike & Car Shows, Great Scenic Riding Featur-
events in the country. Over 3 days, 30 pilots
ing: Sugar Pine Ranch Rally
compete in such challenging competitions as
-Southern Ute Powwow, Sept 7-9, Gourd
Dawn Quixote and a distance race that covers
Dancing, Powwow at the Sky Ute Tribal
the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Saturday Eve-
Events Center
ning Glow, barbecue, and free concert where
-Whole Expo, Sept 8-9, www.wholeexpo.com
brightly colored balloons light up the night
-Oktoberfest on Main Ave, Sept 15-16,
sky.
970.247.5792
-Golden Leaf Half Marathon, Sept 22, Aspen
and Snowmass Village
-Durango Autumn Arts Festival, Sept 22-23,
www.durangoarts.com
-Glenwood Springs Trail Half Marathon &
-23rd Annual Fall Photo Train, Sept 29-30, Join
10K, Sept 2
-Music on the Mountain Sept 8, 15, & 22
amateur and professional photographers and
-28th Annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon Sept 9
take the train into the remote wilderness of the
Trombone, Jeff Hamilton Trio Jeff Hamilton, Tamir
San Juan National Forest. Passengers will have the
-Adventure Xstream Race, Sept. 22, Glenwoood
Hendelman & Christoph Luty, Niki Haris' Gospel
opportunity to photograph the train with a back-
Springs, Solo Athletes or Teams will travel an
Prayer Meetin', Byron Stripling's Multi Media
drop of high peaks, autumn color, and the Animas
unmarked course by plotting the checkpoint loca-
Salute to Dizzy Gillespie, Vail Jazz Workshop All-
River.
tions using UTM coordinates and maps provided.
Stars.
-Four Corners Folk Festival, Aug 31-Sept 2, Reser-
You can view a UTM tutorial from our "Training"
-Sonnenalp Casual Classic Bike Ride Sept 8, 7a-4p.
voir Hill.
page. Each race has different disciplines which
A family fun casual peddle open to the public!
-ColorFest Weekend, Sept 7-8, Hot air balloons,
will include some or all of the following: Moun-
Includes ride and BBQ lunch! www.sonnenalp-
music, beer, wine, food and more!
tain Biking, Kayaking, Trail Run/Trek, Rappel,
foundation.com
-Four Corners Ride & Reggae Fest, Sept 22-23,
Tyrolean, Orienteering/Navigation, Skate/Scooter
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/New Castle/Rifle:
Bikes, music, beer and festivities! Stanley's Fat tire
(See each venue for race specific disciplines).
-Forty-Fifth annual Aspen Ruggerfest, Sept 13-16,
Cross Country Race up down and around Reser-
-50th Annual Fall Art Festival, Sept 26-30, Ramada
The world's only all-age, full-contact rugby tourna-
voir Hill and the private Reservoir River Ranch.
Inn & Suites, Glenwood Springs
ment. Champion rugby is on display for four full
The Wolf Creek Pass "We ain't Race'n ride featur-
-Glenwood Springs Downtown Market Oktober-
days, rain, snow, or shine. aspenrugby.com
ing a "double" crossing of the infamous 10,857'
fest, Sept 29, Centennial Park
-Colorado Relay, Sept. 7 - 8, Breckenridge to Snow-
Wolf Creek Pass! Sseason opener CycloCross race
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
with the wet at twisty San Juan Physco-Cross! Not
-Colorado Pork `n Hops BBQ Challenge, Sept 8-9,
so serious, super fun events like Short-n-Shady
Lincoln Park, Buy barbeque from award-winning
"slow" race and Huffy-Huck-it "Bike Toss".
cooking teams! Enjoy your favorite mircro brews
Eagle/Gypsum/Vail:
from around the region and listen to some of your
-Beaver Creek Oktoberfest Sept 1-2, Beaver Creek's
favorite local bands!
annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin'
-21st Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, Sept
oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wun-
13-16, Riverbend Park, Thousands of wine lovers
derbar wurst! Sept 2, Sign up to participate in the
make the annual pilgrimage to Palisade to sample
annual Oktoberfest Shuffle. Walk, hike, or run
a growing array of Colorado wines and partici-
over a 5 km or 10 km scenic trail on Beaver Creek
pate in a variety of events.
Mountain.
-37th Annual Colorado Pro Rodeo Finals &
-Beaver Creek Music Experience Grand Concert
Parade, Sept 14-16, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Pa-
Sept 8, Not just a concert, but a whole experience.
rade Saturday 10a Downtown GJ. Fri & Sat Gates
-Beaver Creek Luxe Festival Sept 14-16, The re-
open 6p for 7p show, Sun Gates open at noon for
sort's newest festival contains exciting events at
1p show.
Beaver Creek which are designed to appeal to a
-2012 Blue Angels Air Show Sept 21-23, Grand
variety of guests, drawing luxury car enthusiasts
Junction Regional Airport
from around the country.
-GV AKC Dog Show, Sept 29-30, Mesa County
-18th Annual Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party, Aug
Fairgrounds Community Building
30-Sept 3, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Cyrille
-Downtown Car Show Sept 29, Main Street
Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, Clayton Brothers
rumbles with the sound of hundreds of motors.
Quintet, John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford,
Hundreds of modern, antique, and classic vehicle
"Autumn is a second spring,
Lewis Nash & Bill Cunliffe, John Clayton's Multi
owners attend the show to enjoy a full schedule of
Media Salute to Ray Brown, Bill Cunliffe's Multi
activities, entertainment and demonstrations
when every leaf is a flower."
Media Salute to Dave Brubeck, Bobby Floyd - Keys
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Sept 1 to Sept 6,
- Albert Camus
to the B-3, Wycliffe Gordon - The History of the
Home Games Start Times: Mon-Sat 7:05p, Sunday