Aspen Square Daily News
Now that the USA Pro Challenge has rolled on towards Crested Butte, bike enthusiasts can drown their sorrows on a unique pub crawl tonight. The Aspen Historical Society is hosting the pub crawl beginning at 5:30pm at the J-Bar in the historic Hotel Jerome. From there, participants will visit Justice Snows, in the lower level of the Wheeler Opera House, Little Annie's and finish off the evening at the Red Onion. It's a fun way the learn about Aspen's iconic Victorian buildings and enjoy a little food and libation along the way. For details, visit www.aspenhistory.org.
Next Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19, the USA Pro Challenge returns to Aspen. Nearly 140 pro cyclists will take part in the first two stages of the 2014 race through the mountains of Colorado. There will be road closures on both days, so if you are arriving or departing from Aspen Square either day, please note:
-From 1pm - 5pm Hwy 82 will be closed in both directions
-RFTA buses will continue to run in and out of Aspen during the race
-Motorists should plan to travel before 1pm or after 5pm
Thousands of bright yellow rubber duckies racing down the Roaring Fork River, bouncy houses for the kids, lots of food and fun for the entire family are the hallmarks of the Ducky Derby, which takes place tomorrow, August 9 in Rio Grande Park. The Rotary Club of Aspen puts on the Ducky Derby every year to raise funds to benefit local non-profits, youth groups, annual youth scholarships and Rotary International projects. What better way to support the valley’s kids and have a blast at the same time? For details, visit www.aspenrotary.org.