If you're a Denver-area cycling fan, here's an event you won't want to miss:
Legendary cycling commentator Phil Liggett will be joining his Outdoor Life Network counterparts, Jonathan Vaughters and Frankie Andreu, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, in Denver, Colorado, to help launch Vaughters' two 2005 development teams, Team TIAA-CREF and Team 5280. Liggett will be chatting up the small group of sponsors, supporters, and attendees in his legendary cycling staccato as host of the evening. He'll also be announcing and applauding as the new Team TIAA-CREF U25 Continental team, and the Team 5280 Junior team are unveiled at an unforgettable presentation. The event will be held at Adega restaurant, one of the country's most highly regarded restaurants with Food and Wine Magazine's former new chef of the year, Bryan Moscatello, serving guests a very special five course dinner. World renowned wine sommelier Chris Farnum will be complementing the food with Liggett's other favourite passion, fine wine. Tickets are a $350 donation to the American Cycling Association (501c3). Although funds were originally planned to be donated to the ACA's Junior cycling fund, in light of world events, Team TIAA-CREF, Team 5280, and the ACA will be donating the proceeds of this celebration to the American Red Cross Emergency Fund to help with tsunami victims relief. Space is very limited with only 50 seats for attendees. To get more information and purchase tickets online at: www.jonathanvaughters.netLast year's event, with Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, was an evening I won't soon forget -- great food and great stories. Buy your tickets today, they're going fast.