Help Me Pedal My Way to $1K for Children’s Hospital Colorado

I’m Raising Money for the GDSF Dare to Ride Team at the Courage Classic

Today I crossed a big milestone. On Day 20 of this ride, I crossed the 1000 mile mark between Missoula and Darby, Montana. My heart sang. If I make it past the first 1000 miles, I told myself, then surely I can do the next 3200 miles.

Now I have a new triple-zero goal to reach. Once again, I’m raising money for Children’s Hospital Colorado. The hospital’s Courage Classic is an iconic two-day fundraiser bike ride in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain high country that I joined in 2014 and again last year in 2018.

I’m not sure where I’ll be on July 20-21 during the Courage Classic. So I signed up as a “virual rider” which means I’ll still support the Global Down Syndrome Foundation team and be there in spirit. My goal this year is to fundraise $1000.



Why I Ride

Here’s what I wrote on my fundraising page about why this fundraiser hits home for me and my family:

Help me support great organizations like Children’s Hispital and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. 

Global down syndrome association

Global down syndrome association


If you’ve ever met my brother Tom, you know why I can get behind Global’s mission. He’s a 30-year-old with Down Syndrome, and throughout his life he has benefitted from the SIE Center at Children’s Hospital and Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s special events. His favorite are the I Heart You Dance Parties! 

My other brother, Phil, also benefits from Children’s Hospital Colorado as an adult. As a 28-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, he gets ongoing support from the hospital’s Neuromuscular Clinic.

I can’t join the ride in the Colorado Rockies this Saturday-Sunday July 20-21 because I’ll be crossing the country on a solo bike tour, but I’m thrilled to be joining the Dare to Ride team as a virtual rider. I was a founding member of this team in 2014 and rejoined in 2018.

Here’s to another year of setting goals and taking on tremendous challenges!




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