Observer staff report
The Ride for Ryan Mountain Bike Festival, a benefit ride for the Flyin Ryan Foundation and Fellowship of the Wheel, is set for Aug. 9 at Catamount Outdoor Family Center. The event is designed to bring mountain bikers of all abilities together in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship and food.
Participants can ride trails of varying difficulties, see bike demos supported by local bike shops, take part in a silent auction and raffle and more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event runs through 7 p.m.
The Flyin Ryan Foundation seeks to spread the core principals of Ryan Hawks, a local skier who died in 2011 after a skiing accident on the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, and to provide adventure scholarships.
Local bikers who want to join the event can join a corporate team, start their own team or participate as an individual.
For more information, visit www.flyinryanhawks.org.