Monthly Archives: June 2011

Come Cheer on the @AMGB Team in the Rocky Mountains!


We’re all getting very excited as we pack up and get ready to head to Colorado for this weekend’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

If you’re in the area and plan on swinging by to pump us up as we take on 40 miles of the Rockies, here’s a list of the best locations for friends and family to safely cheer on Walkers along the route.  We could really use your energy and excitement throughout the weekend!


SATURDAY – JUNE 25, 2011


Swan Mountain Road (Mile 4.28)
West corner of Highway 6 and Swan Mountain Road Intersection, Dillon, CO 80435
Peak viewing times: 8:00am – 9:15am
Directions: Parking is available at the Soda Creek Shops located at 40 Cove Boulevard. From Highway 6 turn on to Swan Mountain Road, west of the Route 6 and Swan Mountain Road Intersection. Turn left at Cove Boulevard. The Soda Creek Shops and parking lot are immediately on your left.
Notes: While you’re cheering on Walkers, take the opportunity to watch for bicyclists beginning and finishing the steep and long climb up Swan Mountain Road—the elevation tops out at 9,500 feet!

Lake Dillon (Miles 5 to 9)
Lodgepole Street, Dillon, CO 80435
Peak viewing times: 8:30am – 12:30pm (see below for details)
Directions: Park at the Dillon Marina and use the public boat ramp.
Notes: Bring your canoe, kayak, raft, or boat and help cheer on the walkers in an unique Rocky Mountain way at our on-the-water, floating Cheering Station!

  • Walkers will begin walking along the southern edge of the lake near the intersection of the Roberts Tunnel Access Road & Highway 6. They will follow the shore of the Lake next to Highway 6 to Tenderfoot Road.
  • Peak viewing times for this section are 8:30am to about 10:30am
  • They will continue from the Northeast corner near Tenderfoot Road & Highway 6 following the bike path along the edge of the Lake to Point Dillon Park.
  • Peak viewing times are from 9:00am to about 11:30am
  • After leaving Point Dillon Park, Walkers will follow the bike path parallel to Dillon Dam Road (just look for all the pink T-shirts!).
  • Peak viewing times are from 9:30am to about 12:00pm

Dillon Marina Playground (Mile 8.0)
Lodgepole Street, Dillon, CO 80435
Peak viewing times: 8:45am – 11:15am
Directions: From Highway 6, turn onto Lake Dillon Drive and then turn left onto Lodgepole Street. Parking is available at the park and family/friends can walk up to the bike path to cheer on Walkers!
Notes: Walkers will be walking along the pathway just east of the Marina. Come cheer them on and keeptheir motivation high as they make their way to the Lunch stop!

Heaton Bay Campground (Mile 11.3)
Dillon Dam Road between Dillon and Frisco
Peak viewing times: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Directions: From the Dam Road, take the Heaton Bay Campground Road into the Campground. Parking is available in the dirt area on the left just after the entrance. Parking can also be found at the cul-de-sac at the end of Heaton Bay Campground Road.
Notes: The Heaton Bay Campground is in the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest. In 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt visited the White River National Forest to hunt mountain lions. Ten peaks over 14,000 feet are in this forest system! Walkers will be walking on the bike path just near the dirt parking area. Cheer them on as they pass the Dillon Reservoir and walk towards Frisco.

Summit County Middle School (Mile 13.1)
158 School Road, Frisco, CO 80443
Peak viewing times: 10:00am – 1:30pm
Directions: Cheering Station is located along the path leading into the middle school. Please park down by the entrance of the school parking lot, as we reserve the upper sections for Event vehicle parking.
Notes: Cheering Station is located along the path leading into the middle school. Join us as we welcome the Walkers into our Wellness Village at the Half Marathon Finish Line and congratulate them on working hard all day!

Frisco Marina (Mile 14.3)
At the Corner of Highway 9 and Main Street, Frisco, CO
Peak viewing times: 10:30am – 1:45pm
Directions: The Marina is on the east side of Highway 9. Cheering Station is located near the first small parking lot on the right, just off the sidewalk. Please park in this small parking lot if space permits. There is a regatta scheduled for this weekend so you may also need to find parking on Main Street in DowntownFrisco and walk to the Marina Cheering Station.
Notes: This is the first Cheering Station on the second half of the route; encourage these Walkers who have walked over a half marathon already! The Frisco Marina is located on the shores of scenic Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County, Colorado. The lake spans 3,300 acres and boasts 25 miles of shoreline!

Fifth and Main Street (Mile 14.9)
On Main Street and Corner of 5th Avenue, Frisco, CO 80443
Peak viewing times: 10:30am – 2:00pm
Directions: Parking is located on Main Street in Downtown Frisco. Please stand next to the sidewalk to ensure that Walkers and residents are able to pass by easily.
Notes: Walkers will be arriving from the East on Main Street. Visit this Cheering Station and enjoy Frisco’s charming Main Street businesses! Frisco’s 2,697 year-round residents are joined by 4,209 second home owners who come for the world class recreation and scenery. At almost 15 miles, the Walkers could really use some of your encouragement and energy! Go Walkers!!

Frisco Historic Park (Mile 15.2)
Corner of Main Street and 2nd Avenue, Frisco, CO 80443
Peak viewing times: 10:45am – 2:15pm
Directions: Street parking is available. Notes: Walkers will pass in front of the Historic Park. Cheer them on as they finish their walk through town and enter scenic 10 Mile Canyon. Take a look around the museum at this Cheering Station to learn about Frisco’s fascinating history. Here’s a sneak peek: The Ute Indians were the first to travel this region now known as Summit County. ―Mountain men‖ trapped thick-coated beaver in the high mountain lakes between 1810 and 1840. The 1870’s ushered in mining to the area and the town quickly developed thanks to this boom, which lasted until 1918.

Zach’s Stop (Mile 22.9)
2nd Avenue and Belford Street, Frisco, CO 80435
Peak viewing times: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Directions: Park in trailhead parking lot. Cheering Station will be where 2nd Avenue ends at the trailhead parking lot.
Notes: Meet and greet the Walkers as they exit the beautiful and remote Ten Mile Canyon section of their Walk and remind them to keep going because they are almost to the Wellness Village! It’s been a long day – hang in there Walkers!

Frisco Marina (Mile 25.4)
At the Corner of Highway 9 and Main Street, Frisco, CO
Peak viewing times: 1:30pm– 6:00pm
Directions: Cheering Station is located just off the sidewalk near the first small parking lot on the right before you enter the large oval parking lot.
Notes: Now the Walkers are REALLY almost there, but they’ll certainly appreciate lots of encouragement as they approach the finish of their first day!

Summit County Middle School (Mile 26.2)
158 School Road, Frisco, CO 80443
Peak viewing times: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Directions: Cheering Station is located along the path leading into the middle school. Please park down by the entrance of the school parking lot, as we reserve the upper sections for Event vehicle parking.
Notes: Join us as we welcome the Walkers into our Wellness Village and congratulate them on their amazing and impressive accomplishment!

SUNDAY – JUNE 26, 2011

Frisco Marina (Mile 1)

At the Corner of Highway 9 and Main Street, Frisco, CO
Peak viewing times: 7:30am – 8:30am
Directions: Cheering Station is located just off the sidewalk near the first small parking lot on the right before you enter the large oval parking lot.
Notes: This is the first Cheering Station of Day 2. Come cheer on the Walkers as they begin their incredible day! The Frisco Marina is located on the shores of scenic Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County, Colorado. The lake spans 3,300 acres and boasts 25 miles of shoreline! Good morning Walkers!!

First and Main Street (Mile 1.8)
On Main Street and corner of 1st Avenue, Frisco, CO 80443
Peak viewing times: 8:00am – 10:00am
Directions: Parking is located on Main Street in Downtown Frisco. Please stand next to the sidewalk to ensure that Walkers and residents are able to pass by easily.
Notes: Walkers will be arriving from the east on Main Street. Grab a coffee at one of the Main Street businesses and wake up as you greet the Walkers. They are just getting warmed up and your big smiles will help them get going!

Zach’s Stop (Mile 2.5)
2nd Avenue and Belford Street, Frisco, CO 80435
Peak viewing times: 8:00am – 9:30am
Directions: Park in trailhead parking lot. Cheering Station will be where 2nd Avenue ends at the trailhead parking lot.
Notes: Cheer on Walkers as they leave the cute town of Frisco and begin walking on the beautiful and scenic trail to Breckenridge.

Summit Interiors (Mile 7)

10 Farmers Lane, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Peak viewing times: 9:00am – 11:00am
Directions: From Frisco on Highway 9, take a right on Jarelle Drive. Take Jarelle Drive to Alpensee Avenue. Take a left from Alpensee Avenue onto Farmers Lane. Summit Interiors is in a small commercial condo building on the right. Parking is available in the lot. Walkers will be on the bike path just south of the parking lot.
Notes: Walkers are more than halfway to the Finish Line! Come congratulate them (and give them some encouragement to keep on going!) at this significant mile-marker.

Gold Hill Trail Head (Mile 9)
Corner of Highway 9 and County Road 950 (Sherwood Trail), Breckenridge, CO 80424
Peak viewing times: 9:15am – 12:00pm
Directions: A National Forest trailhead sign is at the intersection. Please park in the parking area provided. This is a public parking lot and also National Forest Property.
Notes: This trailhead leads people to the Gold Hill Trail that climbs 3,600 feet, but Avon Walkers are walking up to 39.3 miles, which equals over 205,000 feet! Cheer on these incredible Walkers and remind them of their accomplishments! Please be courteous to other patrons of the bike path and the nature surrounding the parking lot.

High Country Furniture (Mile 9.6)

13217 Highway 9, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Peak viewing times: 9:30am – 12:45pm
Directions: Located just off Highway 9, there is parking available in lots on either side of furniture store driveway. Walkers will be headed South on the bike path just east of the parking lot.
Notes: Just a few miles to go for our awesome Walkers! There is ample parking at this Cheering Station, so please make a point to stop here on your way to the Closing Ceremony and give Walkers extra motivation to keep going.

Breckenridge Recreation Center (Mile 12)
880 AirportRoad, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Peak viewing times: 10:15am – 1:30pm
Directions: Turn onto Kingdom Drive from Airport Road and park in the Recreation Center parking lot, all the way back near the baseball fields.
Notes: This is the last Cheering Station on the route. Cheer Walkers along their final pink mile! Line the bike path (along Kingdom Drive) behind the Breckenridge Recreation Center and give high-fives to the Walkers before you see them again at the Closing Ceremony.

Main Street Breckenridge (Mile 13.1)
On Main St. between Lincoln and Adams Streets, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Peak viewing times: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Directions: Cheering Station is located at the Finish Line of our Closing Ceremony site. Free street parking is located throughout Breckenridge, and the finish line will be just past Lincoln on Main St.

Weekend Forecast for Team @AMGB Avon Walk Rocky Mountains


Weather for the Avon Walk Rocky Mountains 2011

Looks like we’ll be bringing along lots of layers for those morning temperatures, but the sunshine is on our side!