Former Gov. Ritter and Colorado State University President Tony Frank to Join GSSE for Ram Bicycle Classic

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and Colorado State University President Tony Frank will ride in this year’s Ram Bicycle Classic Sunday, May 22. Proceeds from the event will fund student scholarships and summer field work in developing regions of the world for Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise students at CSU’s College of Business.

Entrants in the event can choose one of four routes: 10-mile Family Cruiser, 34-mile, 61-mile, or 101-mile. Eight aid stations fully equipped with food, water, restrooms and mechanical and medical support will be provided along the routes.

Upon finishing the ride, participants are welcome to join a party that will include a pasta bar prepared by chef Vincent Clark, a beer garden featuring New Belgium beer, live music from bluegrass band Lonesome Traveler, and a chance drawing to win a brand new bamboo Panda bicycle.

Registration costs $75 for the 34, 61, and 101-mile routes, while the 11-mile Family Cruiser Ride costs $130 for two adults and two kids aged 10 and under. Students between the ages of 11-22 can register for $35; all kids 10 and under ride for free.

Registration must be received by Thursday, May 19, to take advantage of the prices listed above. Day-of-the-event registration will cost an additional $10. Registration includes the ride, a T-shirt, ride support, post-ride celebration and lunch.

Rides begin at 7 a.m. (101-mile), 8 a.m. (61-mile), 9 a.m. (34-mile), and 10 a.m. (11-mile Family Cruiser). The after-ride party begins at 11:30 a.m. with events wrapping up around 4:30 p.m.

Public Service Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include Employment Solutions, Food For Thought Catering, Gallegos Sanitation, Neenan Archistruction, New Belgium Brewing, Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation, TIAA-CREF Financial Services and The W.W. Reynolds Companies.

CSU’s Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA Program equips students to become global social entrepreneurs, improving the lives of people while building profitable ventures. The program admits 25 students each year, about half of whom come from abroad.

Visit for ride information and registration. To learn more about the GSSE MBA Program, visit