YogaSlackers Y.E.S. Tour of Colorado

It is day No. 7 for Team YogaSlackers’ Y.E.S. outdoors-sports and yoga tour of Colorado. What’s that, you ask? Beginning last week, the group of American yoga instructors and amateur athletes — a.k.a. the YogaSlackers — began an unsupported bike tour of Colorado to promote “awareness through adventure.”

Team YogaSlackers loaded up at the start of the tour

The tour — called “Yoga. Extreme. Sustainability,” or Y.E.S. — kicked off at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. It includes more than a dozen stops around the state to participate in events ranging from mountain bike races to yoga clinics.

On the road

The four-person group is hauling gear in bike trailers and pedaling more than 1,000 miles over 30 days. They are giving yoga clinics and community slideshows about climate change, social entrepreneurship, and wind energy.

For the trip, YogaSlackers is partnering with Beads of Courage, a non-profit organization that supports children coping with serious illness. You can follow the Y.E.S. Tour crew as they bike across the state via live SPOT satellite tracking here:

Update: The YogaSlackers completed the Y.E.S. Tour on July 11, 2009, with more than 1,000 miles put on the roads of Colo. Congrats!

Typical view on the Y.E.S. route

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.