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Appreciation ride for Governor Ritter

7:33 AM, Apr 8, 2010   |    comments
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In mid-March, Ritter was cycling with his "Colorado Morning Machine" buddies just as he does most mornings and got a little to close to another rider's wheel. He crashed and suffered a variety of injuries including some broken ribs. His healing time was quoted as six to eight weeks, but he might be back a little earlier.

For the latest 6:20 Sidebar, former pro cyclist Bob Shaver, head of ShaverSport, talked to Susie Wargin about the 8th annual H.O.W.L. Ride.  It started as a small group of friends and has grown into a much bigger event and now benefits three charities.  To see Bob's interview and pictures from previous H.O.W.L. rides, visit the video player to the upper right of this article.

Bob is also a part of the Morning Machine group and is close to the governor. He said Ritter is feeling much better and will be at the ride the morning of the race (he may or may not ride) along with other celebrities like Davis Phinney and his wife Connie Carpenter-Phinney. Susie will also be riding this year for the first time.

The H.O.W.L. Ride is 50 miles and $20 covers the entry fee (fee goes up to $40 after April 13th). It's a fully supported, non partisan, non political appreciation ride for Governor Ritter.

To find out more about the race, visit www.howlride.com

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