About our nonprofit partners: The Bailey HUNDO supports two youth biking initiatives in Colorado: Trips For Kids Denver/Boulder, which offers mountain biking opportunities to underserved youth and changes lives “two wheels at a time”! Colorado High School Cycling League, a new resource for high school students around the state to be exposed to the world of mountain bike racing--and developing the racers of tomorrow who will ride YOUR legs off! We will also continue supporting the advocacy and trail building work of the Colorado Mountain Biking Association as we work to plan and build new trails in the Platte Canyon area that both serve the local community's recreation needs and develop Bailey into a mountain biking destination. Our long term beneficiary is the Bailey Trails initiative. Make a donation, please click here. Become a volunteer, please click here.
T-shirt and Poster Design Winners
Each year the Bailey HUNDO partners with the River Canyon Gallery to offer a t-shirt and poster design contest to the youth of Bailey at Platte Canyon High School and Fitzsimmons Middle School. The students created original artwork in April and have completed their competition and the votes are in. View the winning T-Shirt and poster design.
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Mission: Mission: The Bailey HUNDO - a not-for-profit event - is a world-class 100 & 50 mile endurance mountain bike race that starts and ends in Bailey, Colorado. Money raised by the HUNDO is invested in youth biking initiatives in Colorado, and used to build new trails in the Platte Canyon area that both serve the local community's recreation needs and develop Bailey into a mountain biking destination.
About Bailey: Located less than an hour southwest of Denver, Bailey offers unparalleled access to single track trails - both the Buffalo Creek Trail System, and the Colorado Trail are easily accessible from the heart of Bailey.
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HUNDO donates bikes
April 3, 2013 - Exercise bikes donated to Platte Canyon High School
Will be used for rehabilitation and fitness
Brenda Hobgood (left), Bailey HUNDO race director, and John Gerritsen (right), HUNDO president, sit on bikes that the HUNDO donated to Platte Canyon High School. Principal Mike Schmidt (center) requested the grant from the HUNDO so he could have the bikes for a rehabilitation regimen for injured athletes. Schmidt is also hoping to use the bikes as part of a fitness course that he is proposing to start in the fall. (Photo by Debra Orecchio/The Flume)
The Bailey HUNDO donated two exercise bikes to Platte Canyon High School at the end of 2012. According to Bailey resident John Gerritsen, president of the HUNDO, the bikes’ value was around $1,200. Mike Schmidt, principal at Platte Canyon, had put in the donation request during the summer.
The core mission of the HUNDO is recreation, said Gerritsen. So the donation of the bikes, with “kids and fitness and cycling grouped together,” is the direction that the HUNDO is moving in, he said. The bikes will be used as part of a rehabilitation regimen for injured athletes, said Schmidt in an email to The Flume. In addition, they will be used as part of the wellness program for district staff, as well as in physical education courses, including a fitness class that is being proposed by Lance Gunkel, a physical education teacher. Schmidt is very grateful to the HUNDO for the donation. “Not only is the event itself a positive for the Bailey community, both in terms of positive exposure for Bailey in terms of financial impact on local businesses, but now we are seeing tangible financial benefits of the event directly to our schools,” Schmidt said. “I am also very appreciative of the entrepreneurial spirit exemplified by the group of people behind the Bailey HUNDO,” he said.
The exercise bikes, which allow for the arms and feet to be moving at the same time, provide a great way to warm up injury-free, said Gerritsen.
Posted in Sports, Platte canyon hs on Friday, March 15, 2013 3:29 pm. © Copyright 2013, TheFlume.com, Bailey, CO
There are other events in the area that we would like you to know about in case you are planning a training ride on the course as a courtesy to minimize user conflicts. Of course areas are still open to the public and you should emphasize the importance of trail etiquette , but a lot of times people would rather avoid the area if they know about the event. Information provided by: Kristin Kahler, Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District, 19316 Goddard Ranch Court, Morrison, CO 80465 303-275-5639 firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Scheduled Events
- June 1, 2014 – Sunday – Roundup Riders Horseback Riding Non-Commercial Event (75+ riders)
- June 7-8, 2014 – Saturday/Sunday – NATRC Horseback Riding Event (75+ riders)
- June 14, 2014 – Saturday – Bailey HUNDO Mountain Bike Event (400 riders)
- June 28, 2014 – Saturday – North Fork 50 Mile/50K Running Race Event (250 runners)
- August 2-3, 2014 – Saturday/Sunday – AERC Horseback Riding Event (70+ riders)
- August 24, 2014 – Saturday – Xterra Buffalo Creek Triathlon Event (300 riders, runners)
Starting from the heart of Bailey, the race features over 45 miles of singletrack as it winds from Bailey through the Buffalo Creek Trail system and along the Colorado Trail to the South Platte to Deckers up Stony Creek Pass to Wellington Lake, and to a private meadow along the river - an improved festival atmosphere for 2014!
About the 2014 HUNDO: The USFS has provided us with a permit to allow for 250 select riders to participate in the 5th annual HUNDO this year, as well as another 150 to participate in the inaugural 50 mile race. The 2014 Bailey HUNDO is a charity race- with a minimum of $250. There are generous prizes this year to be distributed among the top finishers and top fundraisers. All tax deductible donations -minus race costs- will be allocated to assist our kid and trail centric organizations and to support the Bailey Trails development project. Goggle Earth View
About the 2013 HUNDO: The USFS has again provided us with a permit to allow for 250 select riders to participate in the 4th annual HUNDO this year. The 2013 Bailey HUNDO is a charity race- with a minimum of $250. There are generous prizes this year to be distributed among the top finishers. All tax deductible donations -minus race costs- will be allocated to assist three amazing mountain bike centric organizations and to support the Bailey Trails development project. Goggle Earth View
About the 2012 HUNDO: The USFS has again provided us with a permit to allow for 250 select riders to participate in the 3rd annual HUNDO this year. The 2012 Bailey HUNDO is a charity race- with a suggested minimum of $250. There are generous prizes this year including a $5,000 cash purse from Primal Sports to be distributed among the top finishers. All tax deductible donations --minus race costs--will be allocated to assist three amazing mountain bike centric organizations and to support real Bailey area trail development projects. Goggle Earth View
About the 2011 HUNDO: For our second year, the USFS generously increased our permit to allow for 250 select riders to enjoy the HUNDO this year. As growth is limited, the 2011 Bailey HUNDO was also be structured as an invitational. We are partnering with a great Colorado company, PreRace.com this year. For more on registration, visit here.
The 2011 Bailey HUNDO is a donation-based event, with a suggested minimum of $150. All donations are tax deductible and all donations--minus race costs--will be allocated to further the mission of the Bailey HUNDO.
About the 2010 HUNDO: The Bailey HUNDO was created out of a partnership between four State Senators—State Senator Chris Romer (now a Denver Mayoral candidate), State Senator Greg Brophy (SD-1), State Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp (SD-22), and State Senator Mark Scheffel (SD-4)—and the communities of Bailey, Park County, and Colorado cyclists. In the first year in 2010, the HUNDO attracted 150 racers, including some of the top mountain bike racers in the world: Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Dave Weins and Soyna Looney.