Last Saturday Ryan turned the big 4-0!
He scheduled his big birthday ride, "The Gauntlet" for that morning. The Gauntlet hits all 5 climbs that branch off the Alpine Loop: Tibble Fork, Alpine Summit, Cascade, South Fork, and Squaw Peak. It's close to 90 miles and crap ton of elevation gains (I can't remember how much, but it's a lot!). Anyway, he got quite the crowd of cyclists that joined in (maybe around 30 people) that came out and do the ride too. This is the third year doing it and I think it's become a tradition around here! Ryan's Birthday Gauntlet Ride!
So he left first thing...well, after his birthday breakfast of course!
We met up with him after he finished for Burritos at Bajio.
It was such a beautiful day so we ate out on the patio as finishers from the ride trickled in.
Later that evening we celebrated some more with cake.
My brother and his fiance and our neighbors joined in on the fun!
It turned out to be such a fun day!
Happy Birthday Ryan, we love you!!