Wednesday, August 17Seven-time Tour de France winner and inspirational cancer survivor Lance Armstrong is lending his name, post-retirement, to a new wing of 24 Hour Fitness clubs across the nation, including a newly opened gym at the former Lowry Air Force Base. To help celebrate, the cycling icon will make an appearance at today's Cycle Challenge, a stationary-bike marathon and grand-opening event taking place today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 24 Hour Fitness Lance Armstrong Sport Club, 7600 East Academy Boulevard; if you provide the leg power, the club will donate $24 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for every hour you ride. Admission is free; call 303-343-1049 or log on to www.24hourfitness.com.
If you're a true-blue American who, like Pacifica reporter Aaron Glantz, believes the war in Iraq is (and always was) a lost cause, then Glantz's book, How America Lost Iraq, is for you: The journalist's gripping study takes readers far beyond the Green Zone for a fair, in-depth, firsthand look at America's mistakes in Iraq, as seen through the eyes of the Iraqi people. The author will elaborate at a benefit lecture and book-signing for community radio station KGNU, taking place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue in Boulder; for details, call 303-449-4885 or go to www.kgnu.org.