Bailey HUNDO news - 3 days out

Bailey HUNDO

Bailey HUNDO News #7 -  (Webpage version)  6/11/2013
Contact: Brenda Dolan Hobgood,

Dear HUNDO-ites,

Three Days! That’s all you’ve got until the gun roars in Bailey and HUNDO adventures loom in Buff Creek. And, three days to help our three HUNDO running non-profits raise meaningful contributions to introduce and inspire the next generation of cyclists (Trips for Kids & CO High School Cycling League) and to protect, maintain, and develop your neighborhood playgrounds in your greater Bailey trail systems (COMBA).

  • For the fundraising minimum of $250 you get a t-shirt, commemorative jersey, and map/poster, socks (Primal) racer bag, and pint glass from Rustic Station

  • For $300 you get all of that plus Bailey HUNDO arm warmers (by Primal)

  • For $500 you get all of that plus Bailey HUNDO wind vest (by Primal)

  • For $1000+ you get a special Bailey HUNDO track jacket (by Primal), a shot at big-ticket items (Scott frame, La Ruta entry, Garmin products, Osprey pack, Monarch Ski Passes, Ergon and other prizes!  See more

Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers at 5pm on Race Day! The list of fundraising prizes have continued to grow-check them out on our website. Top fundraiser picks first! 2nd place fundraiser picks 2nd, and so on. However, if you are close to earning a Bailey HUNDO wind vest or special HUNDO track jacket you have until noon on June 18th to earn the vest or jacket. (NOTE: The track jacket and wind vest are custom made so they will not be available until late August.)

Here's the latest HUNDO Fundraising leader board. * Please note this list reflects all rider fees and contributions and will be updated as often as possible.

Not quite to $250 yet? Ask your friends, coworkers, family or place of employment to support your passion with a contribution again this week. People are busy and sometimes need reminders! Use your donation link and sample letter below or use your own fine words in an email and/or a Facebook post.

And your last effort fundraising ideas once again:

We have our first long range look at the weather for June 15th in Buff Creek, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 80, low 50.  Near perfect - might pack a rain shell.

Packet Pick Up and Registration Information

As always, there is no packet pick up on Race Day and you must attend one of the safety meetings listed below.

June 13, 2013 (Thursday) NEW LOCATION from last year!!

4:30pm-8pm Packet Pickup at Bicycle Village, Westminster (please note that there are two locations with two rider meetings for your convenience)

Racer Safety Meetings (you must attend one of the four rider safety meetings)

Racer Safety Meeting #1 - Bicycle Village, Westminster, 5pm-6pm
Racer Safety Meeting #2 - Bicycle Village, Westminster 6:30-7:30pm

Bicycle Village, Westminster location
9170 Wadsworth Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80021

June 14, 2013 (Friday)

3:30-6:30pm: Packet Pickup at Platte Canyon Fire Station (this is the fire station on Crow Hill before you descend into Bailey)

Platte Canyon Fire Station (map)
153 Delwood Drive
Bailey, CO 80421

Racer Safety Meeting #3- Platte Canyon Fire Station-4pm-5pm
Racer Safety Meeting #4- Platte Canyon Fire Station-5:30-6:30pm

Camping across the river from the finish line is based on a first come first serve basis available on Friday. NO DOGS please per request of the camping location landowner. If you did not get the evite invitation for the spaghetti dinner from 5:30-7:30 on Friday night at the finish area and plan to attend, please email so we can add you to the tally.

Need a more detailed calendar and maps for the area? You can find that information as well as details such as podium presentations (staggered this year) how long the band is playing and the food being served on our home page.

A special thanks to our sponsors for the HUNDO. Find all of the wonderful sponsors that help make the race a success on our sponsorship page.

The Top 3 pro finishers in the M/F category will divide up a purse of $600. And, each category winner will receive prizes! New to the Bailey HUNDO:Finish Line Smoothies $4.00. As always, the cost of the dinner and beverages at the finish line is included in your registration fee and fundraising efforts but if guests want to purchase refreshing smoothie at the finish line they can do so from our sponsors tent: Browstein, Hyatt Farber and Schreck.

Thank you for racing the HUNDO and for your generous, charitable support of COMBA, Colorado High School Cycling League, and Trips for Kids. Questions or need to cancel?

Please let us know ASAP


The Bailey HUNDO Board and Staff

P.S. Check out the 2013 Bailey HUNDO video trailer - with the 2013 race theme song "Roller Coaster"  Click Here to view video

From Today until June 30th, take 25% off Curve products. Just enter the code BAILEYHUNDO


Sample Letter

Here is a sample donation request that you can copy/paste into an email.

Hi Family and Friends!

I’m racing in the Bailey HUNDO on June 15th. It is a 100 mile mountain bike race (yes 100 miles on a mountain bike!) and makes an epic difference, raising essential funding for Colorado youth and cycling community. Your contribution will help me meet my fundraising goal and make me go really fast on race day.

This monster of a ride is held the Saturday before Fathers Day, which gives me the right amount of time to train. Your support will give me even more reason to train hard this spring! You can learn more about the race here.

Thank you for supporting my successful race effort which will directly benefit these three outstanding youth and cycle-centric, non-profit organizations:

Trips For Kids provides positive mountain biking experiences to underserved youth and changes lives “two wheels at a time”!

Colorado High School Cycling League is a resource for high school students around the state to be exposed to the world of mountain bike racing--and developing the racers of tomorrow!

Colorado Mountain Biking Association advocates for mountain biking in Colorado and builds awesome new trails with volunteers and community members. COMBA is a key partner in helping the Bailey HUNDO contribute to the success of new trail building projects in and around Bailey, Colorado.

All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! Please find my donation link here and use your credit card to make a donation on my behalf. (Checks can also be mailed to "Bailey HUNDO Bike Race, PO Box 646, Pine, CO 80470", just put my name in the memo line.)

Thank you!