Flame of Hope Bike Ride to Raise Funds for Special Olympics
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- To help support the Colorado Special Olympics, Colorado law enforcement and Harley Davidson are sponsoring the first Flame of Hope Escort Ride.
A group of riders from the front range will carry the torch from the Pepsi Center in Denver to the Aspen Valley Harley Davidson in Glenwood Springs Saturday morning.
Then, Western Slope riders will take the Flame of Hope from Glenwood Springs to the Grand Junction Harley Davidson.
Members of the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the latter part of the relay, but bike riders across the Western Slope are encouraged to join the ride as well.
The ride is particular importance to local officials since Grand Junction will be hosting this year's event for the first time ever.
Nearly 3,000 athletes are expected to participate in this year's games which begin on June 1st.
Those interested in joining Saturday's ride can register at the Aspen Valley Harley Davidson, or visit www.specialolympicsco.org/letr/flame-of-hope-escort-ride/.
$30 for riders and $20 for passengers will get attendees a BBQ dinner at the Grand Junction Harley Davidson store, a t-shirt, and a chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes.