2008 Wrap-Up

Friday & Saturday September 27th

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Larry and Jana Goldstein, Coordinators

email us with questions : DurangoFallBlaze@Yahoo.com

 * Blaze Stats and Pics *

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The Fabulous Fall Blaze Packet-Pickup Party

at the

Three Springs Neighborhood Information Center

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Fully Supported Bicycle Tour

37, 60, 100 mile Rides

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The Legendary Merrill Lynch Post-Ride Lunch

at the

Durango Fall Blaze Venue Tent - Center of Campus

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The Folks Who Attended?

      400    Riders

        16   FLC Cycling Team members riding along  

        60+ Volunteers (All From the Four Corners)

        46    Sponsors

       100+  Family Members and Friends of the Participants

                      in attendance at the pre-ride and post-ride events

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The Riders?

39% Female - 61% Male

Average Age = 47.1 years old

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Where the Riders came from?

47% from Durango

53% from Out-Of-Town

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67% from Colorado

33% from Out-Of-State

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What did we do for the Scholarship Fund?

$21,900

Net Blaze Revenue - Directly Deposited into the

Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarship Fund

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Indeed, "...we're sending cycling students to college"

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What'd they say about the 2008 Blaze?

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"It was first class all the way.  From a rider’s perspective, it was perfect!"

Debra V. - Rider

"Had a blast and you guys do a fabulous job!"

Bryan M. - Rider and Sponsor"

"We had a blast!"

Deni D. - Aid Station Volunteer

"It was a STELLAR event! You guys are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I may try to actually RIDE next year, but otherwise I'll help again!"

Kim L. - Registration Volunteer

"It was a FANTASTIC event!"
Marchell F. - Rider and Sponsor

"Great job"

Bob C. - Rider and Donor

"Thanks for what can only be described as a fabulous day!"

John H. - Aid Station Volunteer

"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. I always look forward to the camaraderie and fun after the ride. It was a huge success and I can’t wait to check out the photos. Thanks so much for putting it on."

Jenn W. - Rider

"Great job, thank you so much for taking on so much work for the community."

Patti Z. - Sponsor

"Congratulations on a successful event - it was a very well run event ... and the weather was awesome for it....great job and thank you."
Tim T. - Sponsor

"Thank you for all your hard work with the organization of the Fall
Blaze.  It was terrific and we had a great time.  We'll look forward to
doing the ride again in the future."
Mary B. and Pat & Jim M. - Riders

"Wanted to tell you Thanks on behalf of all of us representing Three 
Springs - we had a great time on Friday at the Pickup Party, and our aid station was quite fun too!  Thank you guys!  Great Event!!"

Brenda Y. - Sponsor and Aid Station Volunteer

"Wow! The Fall Blaze was a blast and I was happy to attend. Thank you! I hope to make it again next year! Keep me in the loop and I look forward to supporting the FLC Cycling team.  The program has made me who I am today on and off the bike.  Thanks!"

Matt Shriver - Jittery Joes Pro Cycling Team

                     - Fort Lewis College Alumnus

                     - Special Blaze Rider

"As Always, a great job"

Jim Morehart, Subaru - Rider and Title Sponsor

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The Fabulous Fall Blaze Packet-Pickup Party

at the

Three Springs Neighborhood Information Center

(450 in attendance)

Morehart Subarus on Display

Matt Shriver, Jittery Joes Pro Cycling     Carmen Small, USA Cycling National Pro Team

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Fully Supported Bicycle Tour

37, 60, 100 mile Rides

(400 Riders)

Early morning pre-ride arrivals

Yep, it's Jim Morehart, Title Sponsor, making a fabulous fashion statement

Brad points it at the Dorms, 8:00 a.m Cannon Blast started the tour. - " WAKE UP FLC ! "

The Start - at the Clocktower

Shalona Aid Station

Helen's Store Aid Station

Florida Mesa Aid Station

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The Legendary Merrill Lynch Post-Ride Lunch

at the

Durango Fall Blaze Venue Tent - Center of Campus

(475 in attendance)

Fine Food and Steamworks Beer

Volunteers party too!

Coca Cola products donated to the Blaze

Off the bike and whooped

Walt (Road Racing) and Mark (Track Racing) - both National Champions

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Sponsors On Display

Giant billboards at Three Springs and at the Campus Venue

Large Posters all over town and in the

Large special display in Maria's display window

Ad Appeared in the Durango Herald 5 times

Final Durango Herald appearance for 2008- only LOTS bigger. Thank you Three Springs!

Fabulous Fall Blaze Banner at 9th & Main for 2 weeks

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Potty Boy is 14, but still guarding Aid Station Food

Say's he'll do it again next year, no worries dude