The Team

The wheels of RTR are turned by the efforts of many. RTR employs three full-time and one seasonal employee, therefore relying heavily on our knowledgeable and passionate volunteers. The Denver Post's Creative, Advertising/Sales and Community Relations Departments are also integral players in the successful execution of this premier event.

Renee Wheelock; Tour Director While I love the road bike, my true passion is mountain biking and I cherish  weekend get-a-ways into the mountains, to enjoy Colorado's playground. I'm from 'all over', but I'm happy to call this wonderful state home. I'm grateful for  a job that affords me an opportunity to spend time on my bike, help others get on their bike, surrounds me with interesting people and allows me to explore Colorado from the Rocky Mountains to the High Plains. I look forward to celebrating 32 years of Ride The Rockies with 2,000 of my closest friends this June. Enjoy the ride!
Bill Almquist; Community Relations Manager I'm not a Colorado native... but I got here as fast as I could! This place has always felt like home to me, since I first visited at the age of 7. And now it is!  I'm truly excited to embark on this fantastic adventure called Ride The Rockies, and excited about working with all of the individuals and communities that make this (and Pedal The Plains) happen. In these sometimes very divisive times, it's amazing how something like a bike tour can help bring everyone together to celebrate the natural and cultural beauty that we are so lucky to have right here in our own backyard. When I'm not waxing poetic about my job, you can find me, my wife, and our Black Lab/Border Collie-mix doing a variety of sports and outdoor activities, or just chilling out at our home in Denver. I look forward to meeting you, or possibly visiting your Colorado community, on a Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour soon!
Liz Brown; Event Coordinator I’m a Colorado native, no plans on leaving and I can’t get enough of this state. I appreciate snowboarding in June (thank you Arapahoe Basin) and riding my bike in January, vice versa when I’m feeling adventurous. This past fall I spent a month venturing through Canada and the Northwest region of the US on a solo road trip. I explored 6 national parks, hiked nearly 100 miles, became close companions with a pair of hiking boots, drove 4,700 miles and thankfully never needed to use my bear spray. One of the best parts of this gig is each year getting to visit new areas of Colorado. Whether in good company or on my own, I hope to never stop adventuring through the Rocky Mountains. Tolkien pretty much summed it up with, "Not All Who Wander Are Lost."
Suzi Jolly; Intern After spending 6 weeks on a Grand American Road Trip- driving through the PNW rainforest, camping on the beach in Oregon, hiking through Arches and Zion National Parks, and visiting friends and family in Colorado - I officially fell for the West. I quickly moved to Colorado for the great access to skiing, hiking, camping, and all the outdoor activities a gal could dream of. An unexpected perk of my road trip was falling into the world of cycling. I recently worked for the Amgen Tour of California, USA Pro Challenge, and the Tour of Utah (twice)! I love the camaraderie, teamwork, and FUN that surrounds the cycling industry, and I am very excited to be involved with Ride the Rockies and Pedal the Plains this year.