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June 19th Newsletter

 

 


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

$190,765 Raised, 210 Riders Registered

31 Days Until #CourageClassic19

Register Today

Important Dates

 

Glenwood Springs Roaring Forks Ride 6/23

A beautiful ride from Glenwood Springs towards Aspen and back.

This is a ALL RIDER WEEKEND, multiple courses and any degree of difficulty you would like.
An  ‘out & back’ on the Rio Grande Trail from Glenwood towards Aspen. The entire ride is 82 miles (time allowing – we never make it that far) and a gradual 2100 elevation gain, however we split into a fast group that may go all the way to Aspen and a slower group turning around at about mile 25 making it a 50 mile ride.

It is a climb out and a descent back so riders of all levels can join and return along the trail at any point. We will watch the time to be sure we arrive back in Glenwood Springs by 4pm.
Another option is a route with 2 moderate climbs and one bigger and some hard packed dirt/gravel, altogether approx. 7-8 miles and elevation gain about 25 – 2700 feet, total riding approx. 40-45 miles.The scenery will not disappoint you!

Climbing Option available – 5 mile climb, 1500 ft. elevation gain, with a steep descent back to the Rio Grande Trail in El Jebel.

Meet @ 3501 Grand Ave Ste 3
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
*Arrival time – 9:15 am , Leave at 9:30 am Sharp*

RSVP to: The Roaring Forks pbohman@sopris.net txt: 970-274-1517

 

Boulder to Ward 7/7

Time to ride a classic front range ride from Amante’s Coffee shop in Boulder up left hand canyon to Ward. Great ride with 39 Miles and 4500 feet of climbing. Strava Map – https://www.strava.com/routes/12278306

Meet @ Amante’s Coffee

4580 Broadway Boulder, CO 80304 *Arrival time – 6:45 am, leave at 7:00 am Sharp*

RSVP to:Ben Maxwell ben@hmcapitalgroup.com 720-220-7642

 

Golden Gate to Coal Creek

The big one before the big event. If you can do this ride, you can do the 1st day of the Courage Classic. It will take us up Golden Gate Canyon with 20miles of climbing to start, then across the Peak to Peak highway, back to Coal Creek canyon, for one more climb, then down and back to the house. 55 Miles and 6350 Feet of Elevation.
Strava Map – https://www.strava.com/routes/12272375

Meet @ Ben’s House 5370 Pine Ridge Road Golden, CO 80403

*Arrival time – 6:45 am, leave at 7:15 am Sharp*

ADVANCED RIDERS –
OVER 9 mph CLIMBING 8:00am Start

RSVP to: Ben Maxwell ben@hmcapitalgroup.com 720-220-7642

 

Mt Evans Hill Climb 6/29

Ride with us to Echo Lake Coffee Shop for some Pie and Cuppa Joe. Then if your feeling like a super-hero – head for the top of Mt. Evans. DRESS APPROPRIATLY FOR COLD WEATHER. And bring lots of bars, food and water! 52 Miles – Half up hill to start and 6533 feet of Climbing. Some may stop at echo lake and return to car for about half of that. BUT REALLY, HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY BIKED TO THE TOP OF A FOURTEENER!!!

Strava Map – https://www.strava.com/routes/12272385

Meet @ Parking Lot in Idaho Springs 1517 Miner Street Idaho Springs, CO 80452

*Arrival time – 6:45 am, leave at 7:00 am Sharp*

RSVP to: Ben Maxwell ben@hmcapitalgroup.com 720-220-7642

 

July 13th Kick Cancer’s Ass Benefit Party
Minimum Donation: $20 / person, $30 / couple,
$10 / child, children under 7 are free
Party includes:
Live Band, Karaoke, Moonlight Dancing,
Swimming Pool, Fun, Beer and Wine, Hamburgers / Hotdogs, Friends
https://www.facebook.com/mixersband/

Plus, Prizes! bring $ to play! Great prizes such as a Budweiser cooler, restaurant gift certificates, bronco tickets, art, and more!

100% of proceeds go to the Courage Classic and Children’s Hospital Colorado!
Thank you for your support to Children’s Hospital Colorado!


 

June 4th Newsletter

 

 


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

$163,911 Raised, 207 Riders Registered

46 Days Until #CourageClassic19

Register Today


A great ride on Saturday took us from Aurora to Castle Rock, with a delicious meal provided by Sean, Holly & McKinley and storms caught us on the return. We were very fortunate to seek refuge at Tagawa Gardens, where they let us hide from the hail, lighting and storms inside with our bikes. A huge thank you to them for their hospitality.

With just over 6 weeks until the 2019 Courage Classic I am excited to share our Top 10 Individual Fundraisers:

  1. Kathleen Lemieux $2,995
  2. Kim Sievers $2,661
  3. Kevin Cox $2,485
  4. Steve Cox (chasing his brother) $2,475
  5. Micah Gruenwald $2,210 #KidsHelpingKids
  6. Wes Howard $2,050
  7. Chris Schneider $1,615
  8. Cathy Nixon $1,325
  9. Michael Davison $1,225
  10. Thomas Gohl $1,175

A huge shout out to the Nixons, who not only sponsor but continue to fundraise independently as well. We are so grateful for your support and your efforts to spread the word and ask your community to support you. This is what gets us to $400k!!

Still need to register? Click Here. 

Important Dates

  • Primal’s Littleton Ride – 6/8 Starting at Breckenridge Brewery, Gear Swap at Noon, Foundation Staff will be there too!
  • EARTH ANGEL FEST – Concert benefiting WOJ 6/15 Details Below
  • Deer Creek Climb – 6/15/19
  • Glenwood Springs Ride – 6/23/19



 

Deer Creek High Grade 6/15

Several options: The main ride will be the City View Loop: 32 miles with 3,740′ elevation gain. Multiple stretches are 11-12% grade. For folks who want more miles, some of us will cross Wadsworth after returning to the start & ride into Chatfield. Riding just the Highgrade portion of the Loop to Pleasant Park Grange (where H2O & Gatorade are stocked, donations requested) & then returning to start shortens the distance to 25 miles, with a still quite substantial 2,900′ elevation gain.

Meet @ Deer Creek and Wadsworth Along Road off Deer Creek just South of C-470 and west of Wadsworth

​ *Arrival time – 8:30am, leave at 8:45am Sharp*


RSVP HERE

Don’t hesitate to book your lodging! Call Copper Mountain Resort at 1-866-837-2996. Reference the group name Courage Classic and our group code 4234 to access group rates. Or Try VRBO.com, AirBnB.com, Skyrun.com

 

Primal Partner Ride 6/8

Primal – our gear sponsor since the beginning – is hosting a special ride. Great opportunity to meet others riding and even convert those on the fence/interested in riding. So bring along team members, soon to be team members one and all.

*Arrival time – 8:30am, leave at 9:00am Sharp*
RSVP to:
Amber Dunlap – amberndunlap@gmail.com or

text 720-323-2538

​or
RSVP HERE

 

Glenwood Springs Roaring Forks Ride 6/23

A beautiful ride from Glenwood Springs towards Aspen and back.

This is an ‘out & back’ on the Rio Grande Trail from Glenwood towards Aspen. The entire ride is 82 miles (time allowing) and a gradual 2100 elevation gain, however we split into a fast group that may go all the way to Aspen and a slower group turning around at about mile 25 making it a 50 mile ride. It is a climb out and a descent back so riders of all levels can join and return along the trail at any point. We will watch the time to be sure we arrive back in Glenwood Springs by 4pm.

Climbing Option available – 5 mile climb, 1500 ft. elevation gain, with a steep descent back to the Rio Grande Trail in El Jebel.

*Arrival time – 9:00 am , Leave at 9:30 am Sharp*

RSVP to: The Roaring Forks

pbohman@sopris.net txt: 970-274-1517

Check out this week’s Law Week Colorado Ad!

 

$137,268 Raised, 199 Riders Registered 60 Days Until #CourageClassic19

Happy Spring Storm WOJ! It sounds like this is the latest snowfall to hit Denver in 49 years. Never fear, Saturday is supposed to be 71 and partly sunny. We will be back in training in no time. Currently we are in second place for fundraising, but I know you are all working hard at taking that lead back. Here are some tips and tricks if you have never fundraised before.

It’s time to set up your personal fundraising page: •When you personalize your fundraising page, you raise far more money than if you don’t add personal details.
•A recent report, the 2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study, shows that participants who update their personal page typically raise at least 7 times more than participants who do not update their pages and can raise up to 18 times more.
• In 2018, only 75 percent of fundraising Courage Classic riders personalized their fundraising pages. Those who personalized their fundraising page raised an average of nearly $1,000 more than those who didn’t. Incremental increases in fundraising for each rider would add up to a lot more money raised for kids. Here are a few tips to consider when updating your personal page…
•Tell your personal story: If you have a personal story of why you are riding, share it! It doesn’t need to be long – just a paragraph or two about why this ride means so much to you, and why you are fundraising. The more compelling your story, the more compelled people will be to donate to your ride.
• Share lots of photos and videos: Be sure to add a personalized photo to your page – of the person you’re riding for, you training, etc. Photos and videos are some of the most compelling ways to get people to donate to your ride.
•Write about why you ride: If you don’t have a first-person connection to the hospital or event and fundraising for it, you can still talk about why you are riding. Perhaps you were motivated by a friend or neighbor’s experience. Or maybe you know one of the caregivers who are riding, and they’ve talked about why this ride means so much to them. Or you may just be passionate about children’s health. Regardless, the more that people know your personal reasons for riding, the more likely they are to give to your ride.

Important Dates:
Carter Lake Training Ride 5/25
Aurora to Castle Rock – Easy ride, lots of miles 6/1 ***Date Changed***
Primal’s Littleton Ride – 6/8 Starting at Breckenridge Brewery

EARTH ANGEL FEST – Concert benefiting WOJ 6/15 Details Below


 

Wheels of Justice – March 25th – $83,875 Raised and climbing!!

Happy National Doctor’s Day! What a perfect day to celebrate all the wonderful doctors who ride with Wheels of Justice! We have been delighted to ride with and get to know Dr. Adam Green over the past couple years. As he just registered for 2019’s classic today, I had to share this wonderful story about him. He was a recent finalist in CHCO’s Pediatric Innovation Challenge.

Here is the project, in his words:

“I’m working on a new type of nasogastric and orogastric tube that will be able to deliver pills intact to the stomach. The idea came from a national clinical trial I’ve worked on, studying a novel chemotherapy medicine that we showed in my lab is effective in models of aggressive pediatric brain tumors. We’ve had to restrict the clinical trial only to kids who can swallow pills, and this problem is widespread in clinical trials, because most new medicines don’t have liquid formulations. It turns out there are lots of approved medicines that also can’t be given as liquids or crushed for various reasons. Also, in addition to young kids, lots of older kids and adults also can’t swallow pills because of neurologic problems. The tubes we currently use can’t accommodate pills, so we’re working on a new tube that is more flexible and will hopefully be able to mechanically move the pill to the stomach. This will allow all these patients access to clinical trials and medicines they wouldn’t be able to take otherwise.”

This #NationalDoctorsDay we are lucky to know, Dr. Adam Green! Keep up the amazing work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can the rest of us do? Start our fundraising!!!

Check out these great tips from the foundation!

The 2019 Courage Classic Awaits

Registration is now open for the 2019 ride! Please click the button above to register today! We are very lucky to have the pleasure of honoring Nathan Gehris in 2019 for the Children’s Hospital Colorado’s 30th Courage Classic. It is a really special year for us, not only a milestone anniversary for the hospital but Bernie Gehris’ 20th ride. Bernie has been fundraising in memory of his son for 20 years now. He has single handedly raised almost $50,000 and hasn’t slowed down once, except maybe on the wall of Vail Pass :)

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I would like to share the poem from Bernie’s personal page in honor of Nathan. 

From “The Face of an Angel” by Raven

 I will hold on to my love

And my passions with grace
And when I lose grip
I will picture your face

The face of an angel
That came to my side
To brighten my heart
And made the darkness subside


In Loving Memory of Nathan Gehris, my son, May 6, 1991 – March 8, 1993

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