Cycle Greater Yellowstone rides through Pinedale August 19th
July 31, 2014
On August 19th, Cycle Greater Yellowstone (CGY) riders and support teams will be arriving in Pinedale. The event will include over 700 riders and about 100 support staff. A number of family members and friends will also be arriving that day.
The community was chosen as a stopover for the event because of its proximity to the Greater Yellowstone region as well as the overall beauty of the region. Another reason the community was chosen is its strong group of volunteers who will be helping with the event.
Event volunteers range from individuals to non-profit organizations to local governments. Pinedale Travel & Tourism, the Town of Pinedale and Sublette County have been working to host the riders, but most of the support has come from a wide range of non-profits. The organizations working to host the riders include, the Lionís Club, the PAC, the Sublette Chamber of Commerce, a variety of High School groups, the Rural Health Care Foundation, the Daniel Community Center, Main Street Pinedale and the Bondurant Community Club.
When the 19th of August rolls around, residents will notice riders arriving as early as 11 a.m. and the bulk will get to town between 1 and 3 p.m. There will be a large welcoming event when the riders reach the Dudley Key Fields where the finish line is set for the dayís ride.
Following the ride, the cyclists will either spend the night at the campsite at the Dudley Key Fields or they will rent rooms from local motels. With almost 1,000 people coming to town, it should be busy and interesting for everyone.
Cycle Greater Yellowstone is sponsored by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition to introduce people to the region. In addition, the group wants to take advantage of being in communities to introduce themselves to each community.
One part of that introduction is a free concert sponsored by Cycle Greater Yellowstone. On August 19th, Jared Rogerson and his band will perform at the soccer field from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and admission is free.