Why I ride
I am excited to be riding in my 6th Courage Classic bicycle tour benefitting Children's Hospital Colorado on July 17. This is the 14th year the Wheels of Justice team has participated in this tour, and over those years our sponsors and more than 200 cyclists annually have raised money for the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD). www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/cancer-and-blood-disorders/
This year, I've again joined one of Wheels' partner teams - Jared's Google-Eyed Warriers. We ride in honor of Jared Lujan, the ultimate Google Eyed Warrior who fought a two and a half year battle with cancer that ended on April 4, 2006 when he was just 10-years old. To honor his life, courageous battle and the hospital that made such a difference during this battle, his parents and friends set up Jared’s Google Eyed Warrior Team twelve years ago to ride in the Children’s Hospital Courage Classic. We also ride to support the CCBD staff at Children’s who do an amazing job providing top notch care for those like Jared fighting their own battle with childhood cancer and who perform cutting edge research to kick childhood cancer’s ass!
I’ve been training hard for the Courage Classic. The ride is 78 miles long with 6,500 feet of elevation gain over three mountain passes in Colorado’s gorgeous Rocky Mountains – Fremont Pass (11,318’), Tennessee Pass (10,424) and Vail Pass (10,662’). It will take me at least 8 hours in the saddle. The training and the ride are a pain in my butt (literally). But it's all uber worth it to help Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disordes kick childhood cancer's ass!
I invite you to join me in improving medical care for the many kids served every year by Children’s Hospital Colorado's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online using the link below.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I have an interim goal over the next two weeks to raise the $500 necessary to participate in the tour this year -- with the number of riders limited due to COVID precautions. My Personal Page includes an Honor Roll of Donors which lists names without amounts. I greatly appreciate your support.