Friday, June 11, 2010

OCRA Chamber Chat June 9, 2010


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  • Feature: Ride the Rockies Update
  • TONIGHT – Business After Hours, Wildflower & Khristopher's Culinaire
  • Jeep Ticket Update
  • Call For Photography Entries
  • Jeep Road report from the Forest Service
  • Railroad Museum Restoration Week
  • Visitor Guide Distribution Information
  • Colorado Peace Ride – NEW DATES, July 29th – August 1st
  • Links to members
  • Updated OCRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS contact list


For an updated and online CALENDER OF EVENTS,

check out

Ride the Rockies Update June 15th - June 16th, 2010


Tentative Ride the Rockies Cyclist Schedule

June 15th

    9am – 11am     Groups/Families associated with RR arrive into town

    11am – 2pm     Cyclists arrive, pick up luggage & set up camp

    12pm – 8pm    Beer Garden on 6th is open to public and RR

    1pm – 8pm    Beer Garden Music Starts

    4:30– 5:30pm     RR Cyclist Seminar at Community Center or Beer Garden

June 16th

    6am – 9am     Breakfast at Fellin Park & School

    8am –10am     Cyclist ride to Durango


Ouray Ride the Rockies - Community and Business LOGISTICS



There are several Team Leaders that are the "go to" people from our community. They will be all over town on the 15th overseeing volunteers and answering questions.

  • Joyce Linn (Parking) -
  • Paul Choate (Food/Beer Garden) -
  • Priscilla Sherman (Zero Waste Program) -
  • Susan Lander (Info booth in Fellin Park) -
  • Mariah DeGear (Visitor's Center) –
  • Rick Noll (City & Parks) -
  • Nick Shaffer (Ouray School) -
  • Patrick Rondinelli (City) -
  • Karen Avery (Beer Garden, RR logistics) -


There are also over 200 Volunteers – they will be wearing BLUE RR shirts


Event Logistics

  • Shuttles will be circulating around the city of Ouray and transporting people to and from the town of Ridgway
    • Shuttle service will run from 9:30am – 10pm on June 15th.
    • No Shuttle service on the 16th
    • Ouray Shuttle stops are located at the following areas:
      • Rotary Park
      • Fellin Park
      • Ouray School
      • 7th Ave & 2nd St.
      • Corner of 6th Ave & 2nd Ave – in front of Comfort Inn
      • Box Canyon Falls 3rd Ave Entrance
      • 6th Ave & Main
  • Shuttle Maps for Ouray and Ridgway are available at the Information Booths located at Fellin Park & Main St & 7th Ave
  • Additional Parking will be at the following locations: Rotary Park, Jossi Ranch, Biota Building & side streets in town
  • Restrooms will be located at Beer Garden (Port o Pots) & at Fellin Park
  • Luggage will be dropped off at Fellin Park & School
  • Camping Site is located at Fellin Park
  • Bike Security will be located at Fellin Park (old tennis courts) & School – there will be 24 hr bike security provided
  • Lost and Found is located at the RR info booth at Fellin Park
  • Drinking Water Stations will be located all around town and provided by Alpine Beverage Distributers, Deep Rock Water


For more detailed information, please contact one of the Team Leaders, listed above or the Visitor's Center 325 – 4746.



TONIGHT - Wed. June 9- Business After Hours- Wildflower Boutique and Khristopher's
Culinaire Join Dee and Khris for a special summer evening Business After Hours- lighting up Ouray's very own LoDo.  325-4089 for more information.


Jeep Ticket Update

For businesses that are selling Jeep Tickets, Patricia Sullivan will be coming by on Fridays & Mondays to pick up and deliver tickets. If you have too many tickets or need more, please call (970) 318-8469


Call for Photography Entries…

June 1-24

Photography entries accepted for San Juan Memories juried photography

Exhibit at the Ouray County Historical Museum (OCHS).

  • Prizes awarded for First ($75),
  • Second ($50)
  • Third ($25)
  • People's Choice Award ($25).

Interested applicants may submit no more than 3 entries; $5 per photo

Entry fee; ribbon winners from the past may not submit any previous

Prize-winning photo, all entries must be framed and received at the OCHS

Museum at the top of 6th Ave in Ouray by June 24.

For more information call 325-4576, or go online to



Below info has been provided on behalf of the USFS, Ouray Trail Group, Switzerland of America and the Visitors Center Staff. Updated May 24th.








Blue Lakes Trailhead (CR 7)

Brown Mountain


County Road 9 (Box Factory)


Owl Creek


Red Mountain Town (CR 31)    

Yankee Boy Basin




Cow Creek

Governor's Basin

Imogene Pass




June 7: Railroad Restoration Week

Ridgway Railroad Museum's annual Railroad Restoration Week will be held June 7 – 11 this year. Local railroad history enthusiasts will join with several rail fans from around the nation to work on the museum's collection of railcars and buildings. "We always need help with our preservation mission," said museum president Karl Schaeffer, "and anyone wishing to join us during this work week will be welcome. We'll be continuing our restoration of RGS Galloping Goose 4, painting the caboose, and doing detail painting on RGS Motor 1, the outbuilding and main museum building, among other tasks. The more helpers we have, the more we can accomplish. In past years we have completed a phenomenal amount of work in these one-week sessions – for example, one year we completely replaced all of the exterior wood on the caboose, put on a new roof, and painted it, all in one week. The museum provides most of the tools and lunch each day, so all the workers need to bring is enthusiasm."

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