I ride for my son, Matthew, who was a Colorado Children's Hospital patient for six years as valiant doctor's battled his disease with the latest therapies available at the time. Though we lost Matt to cancer in 2002, I continue to support the hospital and all the great causes it stands for, especially the children who reside there now. This will be my 19th year participating in the Courage Classic and each year the cause becomes greater as doctors get better at treating and curing so many injuries and ailments pertaining to children. So please support my ride by donating online now--all your funds will directly support The Colorado Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs!
You may have noticed my page title, "Matt's Ride." The Courage Classic was Matt's Ride during 2000-2002 when he and I rode for Team Courage, the hospital kids' team of patients who stood out as an example of Courage to all of the other riders. After his passing, we continued to ride in his honor as team "Matt's Ride." Now we ride for "Courage from the Springs," a team representing all of the Colorado Springs teams so we can pool our resources and designate the Colorado Springs Children's Hospital as the place where the funds we raise stay. The Springs hospital just opened in 2019, and we're so thankful that kids in Southern Colorado no longer have to commute to Denver like we did for 6 years during Matt's illness--it's a lot of miles and hours saved for families in Southern Colorado, so please support our team by joining our ride or donating to this great cause in order to support all of the ailing kids who come to the Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs!