For the seventh consecutive year, Team UCAR participated in the MS150, an annual fundraiser bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year's 20th anniversary ride, the biggest yet with more than 2,500 participants, took place on July 9-10. Bicyclists followed a 150-mile route from the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock to an overnight stop at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and then pedaled on the next day to Cañon City. "The Royal Gorge route is a classic," says RAL's Becky Ruttenberg. "I have done it before but it was still hard. This year's heat was an added challenge. I keep coming back, though, because it's a lot of fun and for a good cause."
Members of the team, shown here at Colorado College, include (from left): UCAR president Rick Anthes, Dan Wilson (F&A), Michelle Travis (F&A), Becky Ruttenberg (RAL), Jack Fellows (UCAR vice president for corporate affairs and UOP director), John Ray (National Park Service), and Barry Knapp (formerly HAO, now CU Laboratory for Atmosphere and Space Physics).
Not pictured is Joe VanAndel (ATD) and his wife Margaret.
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by Susie Anthes.