Hope Communities is proud to have been a part of the 2014 Red Rocks Century Bike Challenge which took place on August 9th, 2014. Working in partnership with corporate sponsors and dedicated riders, money, as well as awareness was raised for both Hope Communities and Can Do MS, and 100% of the proceeds benefitted both non-profit organizations!
The Red Rocks Century offered several routes to ride:
- Century (10,000 foot elevation gain)
- 62 mile Metric Century (6,630 foot elevation gain)
- 53 mile Half Century (5,000 foot elevation gain)
- 33 Mile Challenge Ride (3,300 foot elevation gain)
This ride founded by long time Hope supporter and Real Estate Committee member Brad Benson, is in its 5th year and is considered one of toughest and most scenic Colorado Front Range cycling events. Over 300 riders participated in this year’s event, including Executive Director Larry Fullerton and Board Member Brian Windley, as well as friends of Hope staff and board members. Also riding was Peip Van Huelen, Executive Director of Open World Learning, Hopes office mates.
Volunteers from Hope’s staff and their family manned an aid station, tending to tired and thirsty riders, and also managed a Hope booth at the finish line, offering information about Hope and our good work.
Thanks to all the sponsors, riders and volunteers who make this event work!