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Cruise-a-Thong Glenwood

"The Glenwood Springs CRUISE-A-THONg is a race for the Average Jo(e). It is a triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Like a triathlon, the course consists of three legs; however, ours are a bit more relaxed. The race will commence July 23, 2016 at approximately 11:00am at Veltus Park, Glenwood Springs.


  • First, a cruiser bike ride (or other self-propelled method of transportation) loop through town from Veltus park.
  • Next, a thong (that is to say, “flip-flop”) walk down the bike path along the Roaring Fork river.
  • Lastly, a tube float (or other flotation device) down the Roaring Fork river.

This race rewards being average, so leave your sports drinks and power gels at home! It doesn’t take brute strength, endurance or fortitude, but it does take a sense of humor, adventurous spirits and under-inflated egos. The winner is the “Jo(e)” that posts the most average time. In addition, scoring by somewhat capricious judges may also take into account bonus points for consumption of fattening snacks, gears on the race bike in excess of one, any sandals lost during the race, or any other element that makes a participant more or less average. The course will be closed after 3 hours."


Join Team Hippie during and after the race to enjoy some beers!

Earlier Event: July 9
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
Later Event: August 27
San Juan Brewfest