If a winter without cycling has made you stir-crazy, the end is in sight: Boulder County's BoCo Loco Bike Bash is the perfect tune-up for the busy calendar of race events ahead. "The Bike Bash has turned into a crazy, fun annual spring event," says spokeswoman Kathy Borgais. "We're one of the earliest rides of the season, and our motto is 'Spring into shape and support a great cause.'"
The Bash includes non-competitive 8-mile, 34-mile, 60-mile or 100-mile scenic routes around Boulder County. Registration for the eight-mile family course is $55 in advance or $65 the day of the event; the longer courses are $75 in advance or $85 on site, and dis-counts are available for teams of five or more riders. Registration for kids twelve and under on any of the routes is $15.
Proceeds benefit the Justin Parker Neurological Institute and the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, which sends athlete trainers to Boulder County high schools and helps injured athletes who don't have health insurance.
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The BoCo Loco -- costumes encouraged -- has an open-start window from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at the Gerald Stazio Softball Fields in Boulder, 2445 Stazio Drive; rides will be followed by an afternoon party and health expo. For registration and more information, visit www.bocoloco.org.
Sun., May 6, 6:30 a.m., 2012