Bailey Day, Hundo combine for fun-filled day

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By Daniel Laverty

Bailey Day and the Bailey Hundo are teaming up on Saturday for a day filled with fun, food, friends, and a 100-mile bicycle race.

“It’s more than just a race for the town,” said Brenda Dolan Hobgood, Bailey Hundo race director. “It brings the community together and takes community effort to put on.”

The race, celebrating its fourth year, starts at 6 a.m. and features 250 cyclists on a 100-mile trail that starts at the Cutthroat Café and returns to near Bailey.

The Bailey Hundo supports the Bailey Trails Initiative, Trips for Kids, the Colorado Mountain Biking Association and Colorado High School Cycling.

The finish line is on County Road 68, 3.3 miles south of U.S. 285. Parking is available there, and racers should start finishing after 12:30 p.m.

“I encourage everyone to come out and watch the finish,” Dolan Hobgood said. “The finish line has a spectacular view.”

Also at the finish line, an adventure course will be set up for kids.

“It’s perfect for kids up to 5 years old,” she said.

The Hundo dovetails with Bailey Day — the town’s annual street festival and celebration.

Bailey Day gets started the night before, on Friday, with a dinner and street dance downtown. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Bailey, folks can enjoy games, horseback rides, a bouncy castle, live music, a beer and wine garden, a craft fair and an art exhibit. Live music will be played from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.bailey100.com" www.bailey100.com or  HYPERLINK "http://www.bailey-colorado.org" www.bailey-colorado.org.


Contact Daniel Laverty at Daniel@evergreenco.com or at 303-350-1043. Follow him on Twitter at @LavertyReports.