– Calling all Weekend Warriors! It’s time to celebrate the spring season and the opening of Avon’s paths and trails with a free family-friendly event in Avon on Saturday, April 14th
. The first event in the Westin Riverfront’s Ride Avon First series, Gears N’ Beers, will feature live music, bike demos, family entertainment, and a pump track, with great local eats and craft beer on sale.
The festivities in Nottingham Park will kick off at 3:30 p.m. with a town-wide scavenger hunt. Participants will dart around Avon in a hunt for forgotten places, off-the-wall items, new amenities, and little-known facts in a Town exploration that is part bike race, part scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunt participants are encouraged to be onsite by 3:00 p.m. before heading out at the 3:30 p.m. start time. The official end time for the scavenger hunt is 4:30 p.m., and the winners will be announced following the live music at 6:00 p.m. Teams can be as big or small as participants like, and bikes are encouraged!
At 4:00 p.m., a modular pump track will open in Nottingham Park, and Progressive Bike Ramps will facilitate friendly competition for all ages and skill levels. Participants can bring their own bike and/or skateboard. The park will be abuzz with other family-friendly activities, including an inflatable bouncy house and interactive art with Alpine Arts Center. Optimum Events will provide beverage service, including a craft beer selection. Food will be available from Rocky Mountain Taco, Mr. G’s Cuisine and Baked and Loaded.
Denver band Gasoline Lollipops
will take the stage at 4:30 p.m., with a new incarnation of alt-country that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the high-energy and rebelliousness of punk. Winner of Denver Westword’s 2016 Best Country Artist and multiple other accolades, Gasoline Lollipops
will bring a lively, heartfelt performance to the Avon Performance Pavilion!
The party will continue until 7:00 p.m., with music, bike demos, family entertainment, and food vendors. This free event promises to celebrate what makes biking and hiking in Avon so special!
For more information, visit www.avon.org/events
. Questions? Call (970) 748-4065.