Ride the Rockies

Start Date:
June 9, 2019
End Date:
June 15, 2019
In  1986, The Denver Post created the premier Ride The Rockies (RTR)  Colorado Bicycle Tour. Over 1,500 riders came from around the country to  participate in the six day, cross-state tour. The Tour was an immediate  success, and The Post has produced the ride every June since.  Participants each year represent all fifty states and several foreign  countries.
In 1987, the registration limit was raised to 2,000 cyclists, and in  1989 a lottery registration system was implemented to keep pace with the  event’s ever increasing popularity.
In 2011, The Denver Post Community Foundation was established as a  separate 501(c)(3) organization and serves to broaden the reach of the  Posts’ philanthropic giving. At that time, Ride The Rockies became a  Signature Event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and helps  support nonprofit agencies that work to improve the lives of Coloradans  in the towns hosting Ride The Rockies.
Because Ride The Rockies chooses different routes every year, the  outreach and ability to support many nonprofits throughout Colorado is  grand. To date, Tour routes have traveled through the following  communities: Alamosa, Aspen, Avon, Boulder, Breckenridge, Buena Vista,  Cañon City, Carbondale, Castle Rock, Chama, Colorado Springs, Copper  Mountain, Cortez, Craig, Crested Butte, Delta, Denver, Durango, Edwards,  Estes Park, Fort Collins, Frisco, Georgetown, Glenwood Springs, Grand  Lake, Golden, Granby, Grand Junction, Greeley, Gunnison, Hotchkiss,  Idaho Springs, Leadville, Manitou Springs, Montrose, Ouray, Pagosa  Springs, Ridgway, Rifle, Salida, Silverton, Steamboat Springs,  Telluride, Trinidad, Vail, Walsenburg, Westcliffe and Winter Park.
The Ride The Rockies, Denver Post Community Foundation Grant Program  allows RTR to provide a $5,000 grant to a deserving nonprofit in each  Ride The Rockies host community. The Grant Program funds nonprofit  organizations that provide services for low-income children and youth  through community programs that support recreation and/ or youth  education.
Since the program began in 2001, over $585,000 has been granted to  towns throughout the state. Today, The Denver Post and The Denver Post  Community Foundation remain dedicated and continue to serve communities  throughout Colorado with Signature Events such as Ride The Rockies and  its sister bike tour, Pedal The Plains. By continuing its rich legacy of  giving, and through the support of many, these programs are able to  improve and enrich the lives of so many in need in our community.

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