Participation is the key for any initiative. We believe MI awareness saves lives. We are currently seeking volunteers to lead our annual July 3rd, “Ride Your Heart Out” events globally. If you are interested in spreading the word contact us.

Ride Your Heart Out 2013

Posted by Scott under Events, Get Involved, Volunteer

Join us for our 5th Annual Ride Your Heart Out, Wednesday, July 3rd.  Ride leaves Gorsuch at the gondola plaza in Aspen at 8:30 am.  See the Maps below, download your waiver, bring it with you signed and Ride!!  Call Scott Kasin at 608-698-0368 with any questions.

100 Km Route Map              50 Km Route Map               MI Aware Waiver

Ride Your Heart Out 2013

It all started with MI story

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2011 Ride Your Heart Out July 3rd

Posted by Scott under Events, Get Involved, MI:Journal

Get your adventure side ready for another spectacular Ride Your Heart Out.

The ride will start approximately 8:30 am, after release/waivers are signed and finish in Aspen at Paradise Bakery, pass through Emma and/or Old Snowmass and pass through Snowmass to finish in Aspen again. Ride distances are approximately 50 km and 50 mi.

Course to include the famed Widowmaker (Divide Way) from last year climbing across Campground ski area at Snowmass to Krabloonik.

All riders should carry spare tube, air and water. Additional energy food and water will be available at the aid station again this year. Aid Station at Old Snowmass Conoco corner of Snowmass Creek Rd and Hwy 82.

As MI Aware is a registered Colorado Non-profit looking to take it to the next level, your donations will be used to complete the 501.C3 filing process, in addition to continuing our efforts to provide the latest most accurate awareness and prevention information through our website and twitter.

For more information send email to

Detailed Directions for the 30 mile ride include accessing the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen at Post Office, Turn Right on Cemetery Lane / McClain Flats Rd, Right on River Rd through Woody Creek to Old Snowmass Conoco. Refuel and return to aspen in the reverse.

50 mile ride including widowmaker and bail out. Follow same route as above to Old Snowmass, but pick up Rio Grande Trail to Basalt High School and Emma. Turn Left onto Sopris Creek Rd across from the Emma General Store and Left again onto East Sopris Creek Rd until you reach Capital Creek Rd. Take a Left onto Old Snowmass to refuel at Aid station Midstate Motors / Old Snowmass Conoco. Bail out by returning on River Roads to Woody Creek and McClain Flats back into Aspen same as departure route. To continue to the Widowmaker, take Snowmass Creek back out and turn left to continue on Snowmass Creek Rd, past Aspen Camp School for the Deaf until it turns to dirt. For those wanting to skip the Widowmaker, now’s your last chance to return to Aspen similar to above. Those up for the challenge continue on the packed dirt until it dead ends at Wilderness. Turn Left across the creek and left again at the fork to begin your climb to Krabloonik on Divide Way. It’s about 1.5 miles with some loose sections near the top. Once you’ve reached the summit it’s downhill cautiously to Brush Creek, Owl Creek, High Line, and Owl Creek again to Buttermilk. Pick up the bike path at Buttermilk to return to Paradise Bakery and grab some information that may save you and/or a loved one’s life.

This is a social ride, so please obey all rules of the road and trail.

Special Thanks to all of you attending, and Paradise Bakery, Basalt Bike and Ski, The Little Nell Adventure Center, Midstate Motors, and last but not least our volunteers.

Happy Trails!