You have one more chance to enjoy a fun evening at Snowmass's Elk Camp tomorrow, August 30. The popular Valhalla Nights program offers participants a campfire and s'mores, lawn games, live music and BBQ until 8:30pm. Bike clinics will be offered from 4-7pm for ages 16 and up. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and season pass holders. For details, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/valhalla.
If you're visiting Aspen and have never been to the Maroon Bells, be sure to take advantage of the free guided hikes offered on site at the Bells by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Wednesday, August 28, there will be two hikes at 10:15am and 1:15pm. The hikes begin at the Maroon Bells Information Center at Maroon Lake and are short strolls following the shore of Maroon Lake, where you'll learn about the geology and flora and fauna of the area. For details, email email@example.com.
For the next few days, Aspen is all about biking as the USA Pro Challenge kicks off at 1pm today with a circuit race. Teams from all over the world, including this year's Tour de France-winning Sky Cycling, will do two circuits through downtown Aspen before taking off for Snowmass. Grueling climbs on Power Plant Rd. and Owl Creek on the way to Snowmass will highlight the course. Then, tomorrow the road race begins in earnest with a start on Main Street as the teams take off over Independence Pass for Breckenridge. Live television coverage will be broadcast all week.