Quick Picks: Slopestyle, rail jam events; bike ride; ‘The Voice’ returns

Saturday and Sunday, 
Feb. 22–23

Slopes and rails

Powderhorn Mountain Resort hosts two United States of America Snowboard Association Southwest Colorado Series events.

The first is the Slopestyle, where snowboarders go off rails and jumps, on Saturday. Registration costs $30 and will be from 8–9:30 a.m. in the Cottonwood Room at Powderhorn.

The second is a Rail Jam on Sunday. Registration will go from 8–9:30 a.m. in the Cottonwood Room. The entry fee is $30.

Both events will be visible from the base area. Participants must be USASA members. Memberships start at $75, but there also is a one-day, free trial membership.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Time to ride

Rain or shine, warm or cold, people are encouraged to dress up themselves and their bikes for the Journey Home On the Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride to benefit HomewardBound of the Grand Valley homeless shelter.

The ride starts at 10 a.m. at Dos Hombres, 421 Brach Drive, on the Redlands.

Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids and includes as T-shirt and a $5 gift card for one of several local restaurants.

Prizes will be awarded to those with the best costumes.

A silent auction table also will be set up to benefit HomewardBound.

People can register at gjparksandrec.org or by calling 254-3866.


Monday, Feb. 24

Can you sing?

Hit singing competition “The Voice” returns for the sixth season on NBC. Musicians Shakira and Usher will sit in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, respectively. Regular judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will return this season.

The opening few shows of “The Voice” feature the blind auditions as the judges build teams. The judges won’t see contestants. They will make decisions only on the voices.


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