Steamboat briefs: Bike giveaway to benefit Yampa Valley nonprofits |

Steamboat briefs: Bike giveaway to benefit Yampa Valley nonprofits

As part of the Tour de Steamboat on Saturday, July 23, Eriksen Cycles and Shimano are teaming up to give away a fully-built custom Eriksen cycle. The hand-crafted, titanium road bike is valued at $7,500. Tickets are $50, with only 400 tickets sold.

As a bonus, ticket holders have three chances to win. The bike giveaway also includes a Momentum fat tire cruiser bike by Giant and a road wheel set by DT Swiss. All proceeds benefit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Partners in Routt County and Routt County Riders. Learn more and buy tickets at

LiftUp Thrift Store closed for building renovations

The LiftUp Thrift Store will be closed for renovations Tuesday, July 19 through Monday, July 25. The expanded store will re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26. The Thrift Store Donation Center and LiftUp Food Bank will be open during the closure. Call 970-870-0727 or visit with questions.

Food safety training slated for Spanish workers

A Spanish Food Safety Training for food workers will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at the Routt County Extension office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex. The class will cover the fundamentals of food safety, cross contamination, food borne illness prevention and proper cleaning and sanitation. The instructor is Jill Paradis from Culinary Translations and the cost is $30 per person. To register, call Karen Massey at CSU Extension at 907-879-0825.

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