Steamboat briefs: Town Challenge season pass registration opens Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Town Challenge season pass registration opens Friday

Registration for 2017 Town Challenge season passes will open Friday, May 19. Special "Kickoff to Summer" pricing will be available for anyone who purchases a season pass between 12 a.m. Friday, May 19 and 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

This will be the lowest price of the season, and only available to those racers who register during this two-day window. Adult season passes cost $125 and youth season passes run $45, providing racers with entry into all seven series races this summer.

For those who do not have access to a computer, discounted registration will also be available from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the Parks & Community Services office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

In addition to a great discount, anyone who purchases a season pass during this two-day period will be entered for a chance to win a summer supply of Honey Stinger products.

Visit or call 970-879-4300 for more information or to purchase 2017 Town Challenge season passes.

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Conservation Colorado and Western Colorado Congress will also give an update on the importance of Colorado's public lands and their work to protect them. Several local environmental groups, including Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Great Old Broads for Wilderness and the Sierra Club, will have information at the event. Visit for a full schedule of Colorado Public Lands Day events.