The FIREBALL RUN Adventurally
"Welcome to the event that's been called the automotive counterpart to armageddon."
2000 MILES. 40 TEAMS. 8 DESTINATIONS.
Sept 27 - Oct 5 Longmont, CO to Riverside, CA
Alamosa, CO., Bloomfield, NM., Page, AZ., Gallup, NM., Mesa, AZ., El Centro, CA.
Season 7 kicks off with a returning celebrity cast; renown stunt driver Artie Malesci, Lamborghini legend Valentio Balboni, pro rodeo champions Kelly Kaminski & Amy Wilson, Ohio State Reps Marlene Anielski & Cheryl Grossman, Astronaut Jon McBride, and Car Warriors Host Ray McClelland! The adventure rolls west from Longmont Colorado to Riverside California and everywhere in between. Everything goes according to plan until a team of greedy oil guys literally hijack the game.
Twice named one of Money Magazine’s “Top 100 Places to Live in America,” and Twitter’s “2nd Happiest City in America,” Longmont offers a fine balance of a modern downtown and thriving city center that butts up against--but never intrudes on--the natural, vibrant beauty of our surroundings. Walk out just about any hotel door and you’re no longer looking at a scene worthy of a painting…you’re in one. Outdoor enthusiasts know that within minutes you could be hiking, biking, fishing, boating or golfing. Some people think that Longmont is always celebrating something. Actually, they're right! With a vibrant, historic downtown, Longmont is infused with arts, entertainment, great food and culture. Having been called “The Beer Lover’s Best Kept Secret,” Longmont's lineup of stellar craft brews include award winning entries from Left Hand, Oskar Blues & The Pumphouse breweries. Perfectly located only 36 miles from Denver and 31 miles from Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park, Longmont is the center of your Colorado adventure.
Alamosa is centrally located in the San Luis Valley, with 11 hotels and motels, over 35 restaurants, great shopping and Cattails, an eighteen hole golf course. The San Luis Valley is located in South Central Colorado on the border of New Mexico. As one of the most scenic places in Colorado, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains tower over the valley to the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. Alamosa is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, a miracle of nature at the base of 14,000 foot peaks. The dunes are the largest and highest in North America. The vast, sloping dunes overwhelm the landscape with their stark beauty. The park area is a diverse geologic collection of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes and tundra. The history and culture of the San Luis Valley is captivating. Wander through historic Fort Garland, the Luther Bean Museum, or rejoice in the glory of the Stations of the Cross Shrine in the nearby town of San Luis.
While Bloomfield herself is a quiet town on most nights, spring begins a new season of festivals and outdoor activities. We have a beautiful Riverwalk on the San Juan River. Snow melt from the Rockies brings out the inner-tubes and coolers for refreshing fun on the river. Once you hear the buzz and faint chirp of a hummingbird, you know summer is just around the corner. The warm summer nights typically begin with the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen, the swallows some out of their nests for their daily consumption of mosquito’s, while the high powered lights illuminate the late night baseball games. Gardening could actually be considered a sport in our little town. We also have bragging rights on what we believe to be the most beautiful Aquatic Center in the Four Corners, complete with two huge water slides. Harvest time in the desert brings a Thursday Community Market in one of our many beautiful city parks. Winter serves up the roar of the proverbial crowd at Friday night football, as well as snow ski season. There are two full scale ski areas just a few hours north of Bloomfield.
Page stands in the center of the world renowned Grand Circle, and is awe-inspiring with its geographic, cultural and historic marvels to explore. Page was pieced together on a desert mesa on land acquired in a trade with the Navajo Nation (a cultural part of Page even today) as home to hundreds of construction workers in 1957 who would build, in seven years time, the country’s second largest dam at Glen Canyon. As water enthusiast, Page has two bodies of aqua offering all the beauty and adventure you could want. Two marinas can launch you onto Lake Powell and Colorado River rafting begins at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam. Kayaking and paddle boarding are available too. Don’t forget to bring your fishing gear! For land lovers, tour Antelope Canyons, Secret Canyon, Staircase Canyon or Passage Canyon for an up close view of fascinating color combinations. Tower Butte has become available to tour via helicopter, internationally famous Horseshoe Bend is two miles away and the Rim Trail encircles Page for a 10 mile hike.
*Shopping the finest Native American goods *Biking the High Desert Mountain Trails *Indian Dances *Rodeos like you've never seen before *Hot Air Balloon Rides through the majestic, breath taking views of the Red Rock Canyons *Getting to know the many Native cultures through award winning art, traditional dance, and storytelling at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial *Traveling the "Ancient Way Arts Trail" *Hiking "Pyramid Peak *Historic sites and nine beautiful hand painted murals *Navajo Code Talkers *Trading Posts *Authentic Southwestern and Traditional Foods *The El Rancho, home of the Movie Stars *The Ice Caves *The Land of Enchantment Opera *Bargain hunting and meeting at the Gallup Flea Market Enjoying all the different adventures that Gallup has to offer by being New Mexico "TRUE"
From the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and City of Mesa.....Welcome to Mesa! Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona and the nation's 38th-largest city. The City provides the advantages of a thriving metropolis while maintaining the feel of a suburban environment. Just 15 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa covers 132 square miles. With dynamic recreational, educational and business environments, Mesa enjoys the best in a variety of amenities including parks within easy walking distance from home, a variety of sports facilities that cater to athletes young and old, highly rated golf courses for every skill level, a diversity of special events and community festivals, and Mesa's ever-popular Chicago Cubs Spring Training baseball. Mesa is home to the largest school district in the state and its school system has 10,000 employees. Mesa has 16 schools of higher learning including Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus, Arizona School of Health Sciences (medical center) and Arizona School of Health Sciences Dental School.
In 1906 W.F. Holt and C.A. Barker purchased the land on which El Centro was eventually built for about forty dollars an acre and invested $100,000 in improvements. As one historian of the Valley life put it, “in only five months, El Centro went from a barley field to a city...”. The City of El Centro was incorporated on April 16, 1908. Because of its strategic location near rail lines and Highway 80 and 99, El Centro in the 1940s was also becoming the shipping center for vegetables in the south end of the Valley. The principal industries of El Centro in the forties revolved around agriculture—fruit and vegetable packing and shipping, ice plants, a flax fiber plant, box factories, and concrete pipe and brickyards. By the 1970s, agriculture was still an important part of the City’s economic life. Imperial County has become one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the country. By the early 1980s the two largest employment sectors in the El Centro labor market area were Government and Wholesale/Retail Trade, reflecting El Centro’s emerging role as a regional administrative and commercial center.
Riverside: It’s where everything is on the line for the Fireball Run — the finish line! Be there live to witness the 2,500-mile race come down the home stretch, and celebrate alongside the grand finale parade. With endless sunshine and sweet summer fun, Riverside is the hottest spot to enjoy Fireball festivities first-hand. Come for the race, but stay for the place. It’s all downtown at Main Street Riverside within footsteps of over 600 sleeping rooms, restaurants, bars, the National Landmark Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, the new-look Fox Entertainment Plaza, and six renowned museums. Celebrated as California’s award-winning City of Arts and Innovation, Riverside reveals numerous ways to experience a new ’side of classic California. Everywhere you look, you’ll find more reasons to delight in this wonderful and welcoming place. Plus, with Riverside’s $1.6 billion transformation, you’ll discover an invigorating blend of classic charm, contemporary comfort.
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