The 4th Annual Bailey Hundo will be Saturday, June 15, 2013. Register now!
“The Bailey HUNDO is an Invitational, but is accepting Applications for ~100 spots open to racers NEW to the race in 2013 starting on Dec 17th. Please check the “I am applying for the event” box as you follow the registration process. Returning legacy racers from the 2012 HUNDO can enter the legacy code they received in their November email. Registration for Legacy racers begins on November 27th, 2012. Legacy racers who register with code are guaranteed in the race if they register by February 27th and new applicants will be notified of registration status on March 1st, 2013.”
The community LOVES the Bailey Hundo. “The Bailey HUNDO—a not-for-profit event—is a world-class 100-mile endurance mountain bike race that starts and ends in Bailey, Colorado. Money raised by the HUNDO is invested in youth biking initiatives in Colorado, and used to build new trails in the Platte Canyon area that both serve the local community’s recreation needs and develop Bailey into a mountain biking destination.”
Yay! We’re highlighting the great mountain biking opportunities in our area. We’re facilitating contributions to community needs. We’re giving a boost to community businesses.
But we’re advising you……………this weekend is the one of the busiest weekends in this area for lodging bookings, and lodging is limited. Book sooner rather than later!!!
Thank you to Bailey Hundo!
Bailey winter weather is a mixed bag. Sometimes we have lots of snow, sometimes not so much. Sometimes it’s cccccold. And some days it’s 50 degrees. If we don’t have enough snow right here for snow shoeing, cross country skiing or sledding, you can drive 20 – 30 minutes and find a place that has more snow (and see some great scenery along the way)! If you want to take in a day of downhill skiing, Breckenridge is approximately 60 miles away (and a beautiful 60 miles). Some years, you can find open hiking trails here almost all winter. It’s all up to Mother Nature.
We love it because we never know for sure what’s next. It’s almost always sunny and no matter what, there are great scenic drives even if you don’t want to work up a sweat with the winter sports! Some of our visitors come for the outdoor activities, and others like to take a drive, visit the Aspen Peak Wine Cellar, have a meal, and then sit by the fireplace. Some come for a quiet retreat, to work on a writing project, or photograph the mountain peaks, or read some good books. Whatever your preferences are, it’s always good for the soul to have a mountain get-a-way!
Ask about Bailey Lodge’s special winter rates!
This promotion was announced in November. There’s still plenty of time to participate! It’s an easy way to familiarize yourself with local businesses on the 285 Corridor, meet some of your neighbors and maybe win some money or prizes!
The Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a Shop Local program to encourage residents to visit area businesses located on the 285 corridor. Postcards were mailed out with the 285 Hustler and the Flume newspaper and are also available at all participating businesses. Stop in and get your card validated at 20 local businesses. No purchase is necessary (but of course would be appreciated). Your card will be entered in a drawing to win cash prizes and local gift cards. There are three cash prizes ($500, $300 and $200!). The drawing is Sunday, March 17, 2013. Cards can be mailed in or dropped off, you do not need to be present to win.
Postmark by 3/11/13. Or drop off at Rustic Station Restaurant by 3/17/13.
Participating businesses range from restaurants to service businesses to retail to lodging facilities. Yes, the Bailey Lodge is in the mix! Please stop by and say Hi!
Many people have holiday guests but just don’t have quite enough room to keep everyone comfortable. The Bailey Lodge is open all winter and we’d love to meet your friends & relatives! Our two-room suites are warm & cozy, and we’ll even throw in a fire-log or two so our guests can enjoy a fire in their own fireplace!
If you’re local and you’ve never seen our guest units, please come on over! But do give us a call first so that we don’t miss you. Sometimes we need to do some ‘supply runs’. 303-838-2450
We Are Excited!
Plans are moving ahead quickly to greatly expand the mountain biking possibilities in Bailey, Colorado area, where Bailey would be the hub! The Bailey Trails Conceptual Plan is recommending as many as 140 miles of additional mountain biking trails, with the ultimate goal being that Bailey would become an International Mountain Bicycling Ride Center! Dirt Rag Magazine (a publication devoted to mountain biking, of course!) has an article in the September issue has an article featuring Bailey, the Bailey Hundo 100-mile mountain bike race and the Bailey Trails campaign!
Thanks, thanks and more thanks to the Bailey Trails campaign. Check them out on Facebook! Not only do they want to link Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and Bailey with trails,
“If the plan for the Bailey Recreational Trails System comes to life with anything resembling the recommendations from the consulting firm Trail Solutions, you’d be able to ride or hike from Staunton State Park up to and past Crooked Top, through downtown Bailey (where you could stop for a burger and spare tube, perhaps?) … then west all the way to Kenosha Pass, then on to Georgia Pass. Start training now!”
Wow! What a great way to enjoy this beautiful area!