There are many reasons to join a team: you are traveling from a faraway state and want to be part of group; you believe in their mission and want to help; or you just like the benefits offered. Whatever the reason there are options for you. Check out some of these Podium and Paceline teams that are accepting members for the 2020 Ride The Rockies. The requirements vary for each team as do the benefits but it is worth considering!
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.
Have the best week of your year with Team DPF at RTR! We are a team of about 30 riders, suppported by a SAG crew of the cheeriest and technically prepared volunteers and staff of the Davis Phinney Foundation. We ride at varying levels and speeds, but we ride hard and fundraise $2500 or more for the Davis Phinney Foundation to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. Join us for a week of camaraderie, encouragement and the depth of doing it all for a meaningful cause. (All registration fees and travel expenses are your own responsibility.)
To join the Davis Phinney Foundation Team, please call Lauren Kehn, LKehn@dpf.org
Team Samaritan House (TSH) 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 8 years, they have raised over $1,000,000 for Samaritan House and other shelters operated by Catholic Charities.
Team Samaritan House welcomes new riders to join us in 2020. We purchase your kit for Ride the Rockies including two jerseys, a light rain jacket, and shorts. We ask all riders to raise at least $1,500 for the Samaritan House, a homeless shelter in downtown Denver. We provide team members with their own personalized website and all the marketing materials you may need. Last year the average rider raised over $3,000.
We are a community of fun, caring individuals that love to ride bikes! We also have a mission of raising both awareness and money for those experiencing homelessness, hence the name Team Samaritan House. We have a meetup.com website – Team Samaritan House. Come join us on a training ride! For more information, contact Tom Schwein via email or at 303-591-7020.
Flexential, a 2020 Ride the Rockies Sponsor, helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Utilizing its people, values and reliable performance, Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its 4,200+ customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexential’s robust suite of assets span 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit www.flexential.com. (Please note that Flexential is not accepting new members to the team)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Fou de Montagnes – Team Fou de Montagnes is made up of friends and riders spanning young and ‘seasoned’ mostly from Washington DC area. We hope to contribute to the great spirit of the Ride The Rockies and make new friends along the way!
Mountain Goats – Family and friends that love cycling! We’ve been riding RTR together every year since 2011.
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.
Wish for Wheels was the 2nd largest team on RTR in 2019. We started the cycling club to help support the non-profit. We are up to 240 club members. RTR Wish for Wheels Team members have to be a Wish for Wheels $325 level Member and make a $50 donation on our web site under the Wish for Wheels Link. Contact Sharon Madison if you are interested in becoming a part of this great team!
Peloton Teams – (4 or more Members)
Biker Chicks and a Man
Chamber Chainring Champions
Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives
Eaten by Cannibals
El Grupo Youth Cycling
OCD – Obsessive Cycling Disorder
Team Buzzards Bay
Team Live Oak
Time in the Saddle
USGS & Friends
World Bicycle Relief