In Like Lyons

Leave it to a town like Lyons to come up with the Lyons Outdoor Games, a multi-sport event that just keeps getting bigger and better each year. “This year, the bike events are going to be a lot larger than they’ve ever been,” notes spokeswoman Jen Booth. “The biggest addition is that we’ve done an entire dirt-jump park, and we’re going to have both experts and pro riders doing demonstrations and competitions.” Other events include competitions and clinics for whitewater freestyle kayaking, creek boating, biking, fly-fishing and even a competition for the dogs — so bring your pooch!

Gear exhibits and vendors are also part of the fun; don’t miss the kick-off party today at 5:30 p.m., which will feature live bluegrass, a screening of adventure film The Lost World, Hotel Charley Vol. 3 and delicious food from Oskar Blues, which is sponsoring the activities. The Games continue through Sunday; visit www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com or call 303-823-8250.
May 30-June 1, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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