Aspen Square Daily News
The 20th annual Ride for The Pass begins tomorrow, Sunday May 18, at 10am. This annual 10-mile road race towards Independence Pass climbs 2,000 feet from its start at the winter gate, to its end at the ghost town of Independence. The Ride for the Pass celebrates and supports the hard work of the Independence Pass Foundation, which is dedicated to the re-vegetation and maintenance of this scenic part of Colorado. It's a great chance to ride this stretch of Highway 82 before the road is opened for the summer. Details at www.independencepass.org.
The live music venue, Belly Up Aspen, keeps us entertained all year long and that's particularly important for us during our spring and fall off seasons. Tomorrow night, May 16, rock music legend Stephen Stills will take the stage at 9pm. How's that for off season nightlife? For details, visit www.bellyupaspen.com or call 970-544-9800.
Our burst of May snow has abated, just in time for tonight's High Altitude Heron Watching at the Northstar Open Space. From 5:30-7:30pm, birders will be able to view one of the highest known colonies of nesting great blue herons in Colorado. The Roaring Fork Conservancy and Aspen Parks will provide spotting scopes and binoculars during this free event. To register for the event, call 970-927-1290 or go to www.roaringfork.org/events.