Annual Craig to Maybell bike ride this weekend

Craig Parks and Recreation will host the 21st annual Where The Hell Is Maybell Bike Ride on Saturday.

Riders can start from two locations, Northwest Storage, 4295 West Highway 40, or Western Knolls on West Highway 40. The ride ends at the Maybell park.

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Recreation coordinator Pam Maneotis expects a couple of hundred people to participate and encourages people to bring their children along for the ride -- rollerblades and all.

If this year is like years past, the weather should to be good.

"Of all the years that I've been doing it, not once have we had to cancel because of rain," Maneotis said. "It's always gorgeous."

The ride is 31 miles from the edge of Craig and about 26 miles from Western Knolls. The ride starts at 7 a.m. at Northwest Storage and 7:30 at Western Knolls.

Young Life will be serving breakfast at the park for $5 and those not riding are invited to come, Maneotis said. For riders who don't want to ride back to Craig, transportation back will be available for $5.

Refreshments will also be available in Lay, and bikers who don't feel they can make the whole trek can get a ride back at that point.

Those interested can sign up the day of the ride.

T-shirts are also available in Maybell for $15, even for those who haven't pre-registered.

Maneotis said members of the Moffat County Sheriff's Department will patrol the highway during the ride.

"It's a starter to summer," Maneotis said. "People are ready to get out and ride their bikes, and this is when they do it."

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