The Alliance Events and Fundraisers

The Alliance hosts two annual fundraisers; the Monarch Crest Crank and the Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy. Both of these are fantastic fun events that really bring the community together for a day or night of fun.

The Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy
A Night of True Decadence!

The Alliance is excited to announce the 33rd ANNUAL CHOCOLATE LOVER’S FANTASY on Saturday, February 10th from 5:30-8:00pm at Buena Vista Community Center. Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy is The Alliance’s longest standing fundraiser. There will something for everyone! Appetizers, wine and beer, live music, and lots of CHOCOLATE! Community members have described Chocolate Lover’s as “the best event held in Buena Vista”.

dessert 2_SMBetween bites of delicious appetizers and chocolate, attendees can join the spirited silent auction that will include many unique and valuable items donated by local businesses.

Table Sponsors join the spirit of the evening to let their imagination and creativity run wild by providing chocolate and appetizers on their own chocolate-themed decorated table. Throughout the evening, attendees and local celebrity judges vote for their favorite table based on originality, presentation, creativity, and taste. From those votes, Table Sponsors may win one of two awards: Best Table voted on by the judges; and People’s Choice in which the attendees decide which their favorite table is. The Best Table winner receives an award recognizing their business for their excellent food in addition to their community support of The Alliance.

Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy is a perfect pre-Valentine’s Day date, a fun-filled Girls’ Night Out, or just a great reason to get out. Please join us and help us reach our fundraising goal to provide essential support and services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

Tickets are not currently available until January 2018. Check back for more updates on this event!  Call 719-539-7347 for more information.

It is a Chocolate Lover's Fantasy with tables full of delicious treats of all types.
It is a Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy with tables full of delicious treats of all types.
The "Best Table" every year wins an award.
The “Best Table” every year wins an award.
The Arkansas Valley High Rollers love chocolate! And roller derby.
The Arkansas Valley High Rollers love chocolate! And roller derby.

 


Monarch Crest Crank

The Monarch Crest Crank is the historic fundraiser for The Alliance and is better than ever. The Alliance offers advanced mountain bikers the chance to ride the famed Monarch Crest Trail, as it has since 1998.  This is one of the best high altitude singletrack rides in Colorado and has been called “One of the 10 Best Trails in the USA” by magazines like Bike.

Monarch Crest Trail!
Monarch Crest Trail!

Entry remains $75, plus pledges, for the Monarch Crest Trail ride.  On top of this bargain price, we highly encourage you to raise at least the same amount in personal pledges and sponsorships.

Your entry fee for the adult rides includes the ride, guide, shuttle, of course, our legendary party in Riverside Park after the ride. The top fundraiser bringing in more than $500 of pledges wins a stylish new cruiser bike.  Our winner last year raised nearly $2,000 so the bar is high!

Come join us in the fun and help raise funds to support the important work of The Alliance. Our ride is a core event in Salida’s exciting Bike Fest!

Please visit www.MonarchCrestCrank.com for more information.

Singletrack Across the Sky! The Monarch Crest Trail
Singletrack Across the Sky! The Monarch Crest Trail
 Views and Friends on the Monarch Crest Trail
Views and Friends on the Monarch Crest Trail – Monarch Crest Crank.