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Long Reach Long Riders Complete their 2019 Charity Ride

Long Reach Long Riders at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Photo: Bill Ellis

With a healthy mix of Colorado's mountain peaks and mountain goats, spectacular curves, amazing views and the close-knit camaraderie of the participants, the Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) have completed their 16th Annual Charity Ride, dubbed "The Altimeter Tour." Ride marshal Jon Kirchhofer executed a nearly flawless logistical plan, choosing routes, restaurants, and rest stops that kept the 26 riders and chase car drivers entertained and looking forward to each additional day.

Since 2004, the LRLR have ridden all over the US and parts of Canada to help raise awareness and funds for Behind the Scenes and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Donations are still being accepted for this year's ride through August 31st, and the total raised this year is already over $50,000.

Noted Mark Heiser, one of the core members of LRLR and treasurer of Behind the Scenes, "The need now is greater than ever. As more people learn of our mission, more grant applications come in. Every little bit helps!"

To learn more about the ride or to donate, please visit www.LRLR.org. Look for an announcement soon about LRLR2020!

(18 July 2019)

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