CO: Proceeds from Ride for the Pass will help clean up campsites after avalanches

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ASPEN, Colo. — Cyclists from the Roaring Fork Valley can help clean up the Independence Pass corridor avalanche debris this year without leaving the saddle of their bikes.

The Aspen-based Independence Pass Foundation has pledged to the U.S. Forest Service that it will help clean up designated dispersed campsites in the Lincoln Creek area and assist in campground recovery as needed, according to Karin Teague, executive director of the foundation.

“We’re anticipating there will be an unusual amount of cleanup needed,” Teague said Monday. “It’s a little hard to tell until the snow melts how much damage there is.”

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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