2018 Teams

Podium Teams

The Davis Phinney Foundation

The Davis Phinney Foundation helps people with Parkinson's live well today, changing what it means to live with Parkinson’s by moving people to action. The Foundation funds innovative research, creates tools and resources and connects people to information that enables them to improve their quality of life.

The Davis Phinney Foundation has 30 entries to this year’s ride. To receive one of these coveted spots, you are required to register with us and raise (or donate) a minimum of $2,500 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Since 2012, our Ride The Rockies team has raised over $625,000 to help people with Parkinson’s live well today!

All registration fees and travel expenses are your own responsibility.  Read on for the perks.

In exchange for climbing mountain passes to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation, you’ll receive:

  • Unparalleled cheerleading and SAG support (including special aid station provisions at one aid station)
  • A Victory Crew tee
  • TWO snazzy commemorative cycling kits
  • The breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains
  • A celebratory team dinner
  • DAILY laundry (yes, every day)
  • The knowledge that you are riding for the Tribe to help improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s worldwide

To join the Davis Phinney Foundation Team, please contact Chris Brewer

Team Samaritan House

Team Samaritan House (TSH) i has been our largest collaborative team partner over the past 7 years. TSH raises both money and awareness in service to those experiencing homelessness on Colorado's Front Range. Over the past 7 years, they have raised over $500,000 for Samaritan House and other shelters operated by Catholic Charities.

In exchange for raising a minimum of $1,500 TSH Team members receive:

  •   Afull TSH kit for Ride the Rockies including 2 jerseys, a light rain jacket, 2 shorts, and a fleece jacket
  • Registration for RTR at Tier 1 pricing (the lowest price for RTR offered in 2018)
  • Guaranteed entry to RTR
  • 5 free beer tickets to use at different entertainment sites along the route
  • Reserved areas at entertainment and community meals to ensure the team can hang together
  • Early access to RTR hotel booking via Summit Cycling
  • Reserved camping space for team members
  • Advanced massage sign-up opportunity; and
  • Advanced packet pick-up

TSH will provide each teammate with marketing materials to assist in fundraising efforts, including: Personalized fundraising website; and marketing materials including envelopes, letters, etc.

Last year, TSH members averaged over $3,000 each in fundraising efforts. Please register with Team Samaritan House at samhousedenver.org/tsh or contact co-captain Tom Dea at 720-378-8326 for further information.

Paceline Teams

Adaptive Sports Center

The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through year-round outdoor adventure activities. Programs include an array of winter and summer sports based in Crested Butte and special events throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.     Every year, a group of cyclists participate in Ride The Rockies, a world-famous bike tour through Colorado's mountains.  Anyone that is  looking for the ultimate cycling adventure please join the ASC Team. If you are interested in joining the ASC Team please contact Elizabeth Philbin at elizabeth@adaptivesports.org

Front Rangers Cycling Club

Front Rangers Cycling Club (FRCC)  is a collection of individuals committed to giving back to their community by mentoring children, using bicycling and activities as the vehicle to effect positive change.    Every month the FRCC holds outreach rides with youth from the Sun Valley Youth Center in Denver.  The Sun Valley neighborhood is the poorest zipcode in Colorado.    Many of the kids from the outreach ride have moved up the ranks and are now on the FRCC Junior Cycling Team that races road races, cyclocross and in 2018 mountain bikes.   The FRCC youth will be on Ride the Rockies and would love to have you join them.  If you are interested in being part of the FRCC contact the Program Director.

The Kleimer Company/Chris Klug Foundation

Some members are riding for Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) to honor Steve Ast the RTR 2017 “Heart Transplant Guy” who did the entire ride 7 months after receiving a transplant and who is a daily inspiration to all who have faced overwhelming adversity.
Chris Klug Foundation advocates for organ and tissue donation and inspires those touched by transplantation. Through our programs we reach tens of thousands of young people each year. Our programs equip students with facts about organ donation providing them the opportunity to make educated decisions. We work to increase organ donor registration percentages in every state and nationwide.  If you are interested in riding with The Kleimer Company/Chris Klug Foundation please contact the Team Captain

The Rusty Cranks

We are a motley group of cyclists hailing mostly from Seattle, but also Denver, and Milwaukee. Three of us joined a group of 20 riders organized by Trek Travel in 2017 to pedal across the nation’s Northern Tier from Astoria (OR) to Portland (ME) – 3,850 miles in 46 days. While none of us are entering this event in the mode of riding for a cause per se, each of us while off the bike is passionate about, and actively contributes to causes of our own such as finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, wildlife conservation, polio eradication, Rotary, malaria elimination and higher education access. Several of us serve on boards of organizations that support and underwrite these causes.

We are happy to contribute to the Denver Post Foundation especially knowing that it will allocate some of our donations to community needs in those smaller towns through which the ride will take us. Several of us have participated in this event and know how much our support will be welcomed in those places.

We look forward to joining the other like-minded Paceline teams in support of the Foundation’s worthy local causes.

SOS Outreach

At SOS Outreach, we help kids gear up for life. It starts by giving them a chance to learn how to gear up to experience all the mountains have to offer. We're not just teaching kids to snowboard, ski, hike, climb and camp. We're instilling life long lessons and skills that just happen to be disguised as sport. Kids get the chance to connect with mentors who guide them through a curriculum that teaches and inspires them to pursue life with more gusto. In these moments, kids learn how to gear up for their adventure, muster the courage to try something new and discover a side of themselves they might not have known. A side that can do anything, especially overcome their circumstances and come out on top.
Founded in partnership with Vail Resorts and headquartered in Eagle County, SOS has transformed the lives of over 50,000 underserved youth since 1993. Now offering programs across 15 locations in 9 states, we provide opportunities for personal growth for the kids in our communities who need it most.

Team Evergreen

Founded in 1988, Team Evergreen is the largest cycling club in the state of Colorado. TE promotes the sport of cycling through involvement in bicycle and community organizations. In the past 18 years, we have given nearly $2.2 million to local non-profits and advocacy organizations. TE offers weekly rides, trips and events throughout the year, engaging thousands of cyclists on both the road and trail. Riders of all levels are welcome to join.  Please contact Jen Barbour, Executive Director if interested in Team Evergreen.
Team Evergreen Cycling produces the legendary Triple Bypass and Mount Evans Hill Climb, two of the most iconic and challenging cycling experiences in the nation. Both events are held in July and attract thousands of cyclists to conquer some of the most breathtaking roads in Colorado.
We are very excited to have Team Evergreen participate as a Paceline Team for the 2018 Ride the Rockies and look forward to the adventures on the roads ahead.

Wish for Wheels

Wish for Wheels gives the gift of a brand new bicycle and helmet to low income children (grades k-2). For most, this is their very first time even riding a bike. Their mission, to transform the lives of kids from low-income families, broadening their scope for personal growth and a healthy lifestyle through the gift of a new bicycle, is accomplished thanks to the generous partnerships they form with local businesses and corporations to host customized team building experiences.  Partners build the bicycles and have the honor of leading the give directly.

World Bicycle Relief

The Word Bank says that if you want to transform a region and lift it out of chronic poverty, invest in girls education. World Bicycle Relief fuels economic and cultural empowerment in Africa by providing bicycles to people. With a bicycle, distance is no longer a barrier for girls to get an education, for aid workers to reach sick people in need, for entrepreneurs to bring more goods to market and lift their families out of poverty. Providing bicycles to these three categories of recipients (students, aid workers, and entrepreneurs), WBR is being strategic in how they transform the region.

Bicycles have the power to radically change lives, to provide hope in areas with little opportunity, and in the process, transform families, villages, and even regions. The bicycles are manufactured locally providing jobs to local mechanics. And with their ability to keep costs so low, it only takes $147 to change someone’s life.

Join the WBR Team and receive the following:

  • Joining Team WBR will give you the support of experienced RTR riders. These riders will lead a series of teleconferences to help you prepare for the ride. They will offer practical tips on logistics (How do I get my bike there? What do I bring?); training (call-in led by a certified cycling coach) and a route preview (virtual tour of the course with a Colorado native who has ridden every road there is to ride).
  • WBR will offer support with fundraising to help you meet your goal and a WBR jersey to wear during the event.
  • You will have a cohort with whom to socialize, share your stories, and build lasting friendships. Many people come back year after year!
  • You will have the joy of knowing that you changed the lives of at least ten people through your support for WBR by fundraising at least $1.470

To join, contact Claire Geiger