Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Former Gov. Ritter and CSU President Tony Frank to Join GSSE for Ram Bicycle Classic Sunday, May 22

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.

WHERE/WHEN: Ritter will ride the 61-mile route beginning at 8 a.m. Frank will ride the Family Cruiser route beginning at 10 a.m. Both rides start at the same place on the CSU campus – Loomis and Plum – and both rides finish at Loomis and Plum.

DETAILS: Entrants in the event can choose one of four routes: 10-mile Family Cruiser, 34-mile, 61-mile, or 101-mile.

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.

Rides begin at 7 a.m. (101-mile), 8 a.m. (61-mile), 9 a.m. (34-mile), and 10 a.m. (10-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.

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CONTACT: Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or