As dawn broke over Denver to welcome the first day of October, Brent’s Place cycling warriors gathered at beautiful Club Greenwood to kick off our 15th annual Roadless Ride. Sponsored by Xanterra Travel Collection and Children’s Hospital Colorado, this event brought athletes together to rally around the families of Brent’s Place.
As twelve hours of cycling got rolling, riders of all levels geared up under the guidance of Club Greenwood’s talented instructors. Sweating it out through each class, this year’s committed Century Riders pushed one foot in front of the other for families facing a medical crisis. Come evening, the sold-out 5 p.m. “Power Hour” class led by crowd-favorite Melody Rodgers, brought the energy to a sky high climax with dancing and clapping before riders crossed the finish line with a champagne toast. Afterwards, riders gathered to celebrate their hard work with a well-earned pizza party.
To everyone who contributed to and participated in this special day, we are deeply grateful for your support. From our volunteers and donors to the seven Century Riders, more than 100 in-person cyclists, and 40 virtual participants, your contributions made all the difference. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the incredible team at Club Greenwood and their ongoing partnership and commitment to our mission as well as our generous sponsors Xanterra Travel Collection and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Your compassion brings our families much needed comfort in times of turmoil.
Monique McCoy, Marketing and Community Outreach Director for Brent’s Place, had this to say about the day’s festivities: “While this year’s Roadless Ride took on a slightly different form with a reduced capacity format to keep everyone safe, there was no shortage of energy and purpose. From the electrifying presence of the Club Greenwood instructors that set the tone for the day to the dedication and commitment of the riders and their donors, we could not be more fortunate to have been uplifted by this great community of supporters. This year’s participants, in-person and virtual, pedaled with purpose. And that purpose was to ensure that the next family receiving a devastating diagnosis has the door of hope open for them at Brent’s Place.”
While our fundraising will continue through the end of October, we are happy to report we’ve already raised more than $73,000 toward our $80,000 goal. Leading the pack once again was Club Greenwood’s own Willie Duncan raising more than $36,000!
Check out pictures from the event below and get on the list to hear about our next Roadless Ride coming in October 2022. We can’t wait to ride alongside you once more!