Colorado Mountain College staff rides ‘Tour de CMC’ |

Colorado Mountain College staff rides ‘Tour de CMC’

Tour de CMC participants approach the top of Vail Pass on day two of a five-day, 260-mile excursion as part of the 11-campus community college network's ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations.
Jennifer Mewes / Colorado Mountain College |

As part of Colorado Mountain College’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, 20 cyclists took part in a five-day, 260-mile ride in late-June that the community college system termed “Tour de CMC.”

Climbing, spinning, drafting and occasionally descending, the group visited six of the post-secondary school network’s 11 campuses. The event began in Steamboat Springs on June 19 and eventually reached its terminus on June 23 at the Spring Valley campus outside of Glenwood Springs.

CMC has been intent on bringing together community members, early pioneers, as well as current and former students and employees to remind them all that the spunky college is here, as its golden anniversary slogan states, “Because of You.” Participants in the event included representatives of almost every campus and challenged college administrators, faculty and some spouses from throughout the college system’s 12,000-square-mile service area.

“When you’re on a bike, you connect,” college retiree Mark McCabe said in a release about the event. “I’d never done a tour like this before. It wasn’t a competition; we were all in it together. It’s like the college — we’re all connected.”

For more information about other CMC 50th anniversary events throughout the year, visit:

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