The riders of the 25th Courage Classic bike tour, benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado, finished their three-day, more than 150-mile journey through Summit County today. The 2,200 cyclists started their trek on Saturday, July 19 and concluded in Copper Mountain on Monday, July 21 to the cheers of hundreds of volunteers, family members and friends.
Aurora, Colo. (July 2, 2014) – The riders of the 25th Courage Classic bike tour, benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado, finished their three-day, more than 150-mile journey through Summit County today. The 2,200 cyclists started their trek on Saturday, July 19 and concluded in Copper Mountain on Monday, July 21 to the cheers of hundreds of volunteers, family members and friends.
Over the course of three days, these courageous riders summited three mountain passes, enjoyed a special 25th tour party, and raised close to $2.5 million for pediatric healthcare.
A sample of photos from this year’s tour can be found here. Media use is welcomed and encouraged.
The tour, presented by Prologis, is regarded as one of Colorado’s premier cycling events. Funds raised helps Children’s Colorado achieve its mission to improve the health of children through high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.
Fundraising for this year’s event will continue online through Aug. 31 at www.couragetours.com. A mention from your media outlet could help us reach the $2.8 million fundraising goal. Please contact Monique McCoy at 720-777-1731 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information.
About Courage Classic
Since 1989, Courage Classic has raised funds and awareness to benefit patients and families in every specialty area at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Approximately 2,000 cyclists, more than 400 volunteers and many sponsors and friends participate in the annual Courage Classic bicycle tour. Quiet country roads and challenging climbs with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains make Courage Classic one of the most picturesque tours in the state.
The three-day, multi-route course is headquartered out of Copper Mountain Resort and winds through Summit, Eagle and Lake Counties during the height of the Rocky Mountain’s summertime beauty, all to give hope to kids who need Children’s Colorado.
This year’s event, held July 19 to 21, marks the 25th tour and participants will be treated to special milestone celebrations. In 2013, Courage Classic raised more than $2.6 million for Children’s Colorado, thanks to outstanding community support. The event has raised more than $32 million for the hospital since it began.
For more information, visit: www.couragetours.com
About Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nation’s top ten Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine, Children’s Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research, education and advocacy programs, as well as comprehensive everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Children’s Colorado also is recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet® hospital since 2005. The hospital’s family-centered, collaborative approach combines the nation’s top pediatric doctors, nurses and researchers to pioneer new approaches to pediatric medicine. With urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado, including its campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Colorado provides a full spectrum of pediatric specialties. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org and connect with Children’s Colorado on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.