July 24, 2017

New mountain bike festival comes to Williston Aug. 9

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.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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