Lance Armstrong attended a charity mountain bike fundraiser recently.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a haven for outdoor activities and adventure, creating the perfect host environment for fundraisers and charity events revolving around fly fishing and bike riding. Casting 4 A Cure was a recent fly fishing tournament with all proceeds benefiting those with Rett’s Syndrome. Ride 4 Yellow, the first annual mountain bike fundraiser in Steamboat Springs, was attended by Lance Armstrong, with proceeds benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Ride 4 Yellow is a first year charity fundraiser benefiting cancer research, and the mountain trails surrounding Steamboat Springs and Marabou set the perfect stage for the charity mountain biking event. The fundraiser saw a turnout of over 200 different mountain bikers, ultimately raising $300,000 for cancer fighting charities. Among the 200 participants were seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Marabou’s own Abi Slingsby, a mountain bike Master Guide at the exclusive Colorado mountain properties of Marabou Ranch. Abi is a mountain biking champion in the state of Colorado, a certified mountain bike coach, and a member of the USA Cycling Association.

Lance Armstrong spoke following the 2010 Ride 4 Yellow fundraiser offering hope and encouragement. Armstrong was quoted as saying, “If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.”

Casting 4 A Cure is a fly fishing tournament fundraiser on the Elk River, benefitting those with Rett’s Syndrome. The private Steamboat Springs ranch properties at Marabou were chosen to host the welcoming reception as well as the after event entertainment at the first class Casting Room Theatre. The winners of the 2010 Casting 4 A Cure event were Kent Fleischman and Don Poffenroth of Spokane, WA. The fishing hotspot that propelled them to the victory was located on Marabou’s private ranch property, a testament to the world class fly fishing available on the ranch land.

For more information about the activities and amenities at Marabou Ranch, please visit www.marabouranch.com/family_activities_colorado.aspx or call 970-879-7919.

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