The Denver Post Community is the community relations arm of The Denver Post. Through a variety of events and programs – including Ride The Rockies – The Denver Post Community invests a value of more than $6 million in local nonprofit organizations and events each year. Through grants, sponsorship, in-kind advertising, signature events and volunteerism, The Denver Post Community strives to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community.  Through the Foundation, all money raised is distributed to Colorado nonprofits in the ares of arts, youth, education and basic human services.

Traveling Silent Auction
In partnership with The Denver Post Community Foundation, Ride The Rockies is thrilled to bring back our Traveling Silent Auction for a fifth year in a row, helping to raise even more money for deserving nonprofits across the state. The generous cyclists of this ride help us achieve this goal year in and year out.  Be sure to visit the auction tent at the headquarter side in each host community.  Bid high and bid often!

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Look for items like:

  • Travel packages
  • High end bikes and bike components
  • Weekend get-a-ways to each host community
  • Massages
  • And much more!

The Denver Post Community Foundation Grant Program
Ride The Rockies’ Community Foundation Grant Program returns for its thirteenth consecutive year! We are excited to offer this program which is designed to support nonprofit agencies that work to improve the lives of Coloradans in the towns hosting Ride The Rockies. In partnership with Wells Fargo, one $5,000 grant will be awarded to a deserving nonprofit in each host community.

The Grant Program funds nonprofit organizations that provide services for low-income children and youth through recreation, education, or the arts and/or agencies that offer direct-service literacy programs.

Since the program began in 2001, over $520,000 has been granted to towns throughout the state.

We are honored to award $30,000 in grants to six deserving nonprofits at this year’s tour. The 2014 grant recipients include:

Boulder – PLAY Boulder Foundation
Winter Park – Wapiti Child Care Center Parent Organization: Grand Kids
Steamboat Springs – Partners in Routt County
Avon – SOS Outreach
Breckenridge – Summit County Child Care Resources & Referral Agency: Early Childhood Options
Golden – Golden Schools Foundation

Please join us each afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Entertainment Site to congratulate our grant recipients and present them with their $5,000 check. Boulder and Golden presentations will occur during the Opening & Closing Ceremony respectively.

For more information on The Denver Post Community:

  • Visit denverpostcommunity.com and sign up for monthly emails
  • Follow Denver Post Community on Facebook
  • Follow Denver Post Community on Twitter
  • Contact Renee Wheelock, Community Relations Manager at 303.954.6704

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