Get a Grip With the Yeti Betis

Ladies love dirt, too, and the mountain-bike racing Yeti Betis are out to prove it today with the first-ever Beti Bike Bash at Bear Creek Lake Park. “The Yeti Betis are all super-active in all aspects of racing,” says Beti spokeswoman Sarah Rawley. “We wanted to have an event that encourages any woman — even first-time racers or people who haven't ridden a lot — to experience that women's field racing is a lot different than men's.

“It's just a very positive, encouraging atmosphere, and we felt that a lot of women were missing that,” she adds. “We just kind of wanted to break all that down and have a no-barriers event where anyone could come and race, have a good time, feel accomplished and maybe learn something new.”

The Bike Bash kicks off today at the park, 15600 West Morrison Road in Lakewood, and offers an array of categories, including professional/open, sport, beginner, junior women and a relay race, truly allowing something for everyone. Afterward, an expo will be open with product demonstrations, a massage therapist and brews from Great Divide. The race is $30 to $40; register at www.active.com or go to www.betibikebash.com for information.
Sun., Aug. 1, 2010

 
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