Annual tour includes local start, end
Times file                    Ride the Rockies will spend at least part of four days in the Gunnison Valley this coming summer. The 2019 route is scene here.
Times file Ride the Rockies will spend at least part of four days in the Gunnison Valley this coming summer. The 2019 route is scene here.

To Gunnison real estate agent Steve Mills, the annual Ride the Rockies bike tour is more than just an athletic endeavor. It’s given him the opportunity to see beautiful parts of Colorado and, more importantly, meet new friends.

It was fitting, then, that Mills was present this past Friday night for an announcement of the tour’s 2019 route — in which the Gunnison Valley will be a major player this coming summer.

“It’s a big part of my year,” said Mills, who has participated in 14 Ride the Rockies tours. “We’ve done it a bunch of times, and when it comes through Gunnison we probably have about 20 people stay at the house.”

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