For years, Jamestown has been a beloved cycling destination in Boulder County. However, the recent floods severely damaged the small canyon town closing the main road and leaving mass destruction. Roads have been washed out, drinking water contaminated, 20 percent of the homes in town were destroyed, and the rest of the residents displaced. Estimates for the damage are over $35 million dollars. The video, "Rebuild Jamestown" by Icon Film, gives a view of the people, the flood and the effort to rebuild.
Cyclists 4 Jamestown, an organization of Front Range cyclists, is teaming up with Rebuild Jamestown, a fund to restore critical infrastructure for the town, in an effort to raise money for Jamestown, Colo., in the aftermath of the recent severe flooding with an all-day event Oct. 19 at the old Beech Aircraft (McGuckins' warehouse) 2 miles north of Boulder on Highway 36, just south of Neva Road.
Cycling enthusiasts of all types, from novices to pros, are encouraged to attend the event in support of Jamestown reconstruction efforts. There will be a variety of festivities including a silent and live auction, raffle food, beer, live music, fun activities, and “meet-and-greets” with leaders of the local cycling community, including pro road and mountain bike racers from past and present. Jamestown mayor Tara Shoedinger and other residents of the community will also be on hand to tell their stories firsthand.
Tax deductible donations can be made at the event or on the Cyclists 4 Jamestown web site. The organization has already received pledges worth more than $40,000. There is no minimum to donate, but with a contribution of $100 or more, you or your company will be recognized on their website. Volunteers are also needed at the event or and the organization is looking for items to be included in the auction and raffle.
What: A one-day event held to raise money for the town of Jamestown. Cycle over to enjoy the day with members of the Colorado Front Range cycling community and help to make a difference for neighbors in need.
When: Saturday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. to sunset
Where: Beech Aircraft building upper parking lot (above the McGuckin’s Warehouse on US-36 W, ¼ mile south of Neva Road)
For additional information about the Cyclists 4 Jamestown event and for more ways you or your business can help, please contact Rob Andrew or Russ Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org.