Salida Bikefest continues its celebration of everything bikes today with a History Tour Bike Ride beginning at 4 pm.
Bring your cruiser bike for a mile ride and learn about the history of downtown Salida. The Soulride starts at 6 pm at Soulcraft Brewing on Highway 50 with live music and libations.
Tomorrow, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race starts at 9 am on the F Street Bridge. This classic 26 mile course climbs up Bear Creek Road, across the Little Rainbow trail and returns to County Road 108.
Bike decorating begins at 9:30 am Saturday at Riverside Park.
Sunday is the popular Monarch Crest Crank benefiting The Alliance. The after party for the Crest Crank begins at 12 noon at Riverside Park.
Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.
Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.
Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.
Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.