We've packed up the cowbells, said our goodbyes to #CopperMountain 'til next year, counted all the donations and tallied a record-breaking total. You - yes, you! - helped raise $3 million for Children's Hospital Colorado patients and families! Thank YOU! #CourageClassicCO
Antoine and sister Spree charm the children at #CourageClassicCO bike tour benefitting #givechildrensco . Spree had the special opportunity to meet her YAPS pen pal. YAPS, www.youthandpetsurvivors.org, is a pen pal program that matches pediatric oncology patients with dog and cats that have survived cancer or other serious medical conditions. Antoine, Spree, and their sister Axel are all participants in the letter writing campaign. #sharingiscaring
With kids like Wyatt, it’s really easy to remember why we ride. This young man is one of the most caring and polite people you will ever meet. He rode in his second #courageclassicco this weekend, completing over 65 miles on a bike including Vail Pass both ways! He is strong, sweet, caring and funny which is why @lesismo couldn’t pass up a photo-op with him. He also rode in memory of his brother who passed away in 2017 just weeks before the ride. We will always remember Fynn Cox and the #FynnFighters#kidshelpingkids#partnersagainstcancer#wheelsofjustice#dillybars
Nothing beats an Uncrustable atop Ute Pass. @childrenscolo #courageclassicco day 2. Another 80 miles, only 4100’ of climbing. Fin! Thanks to those who donated! Also, donations are being taken through Aug. 31. If you didn’t donate because you didn’t think I’d finish... HA!! Now go drop some love on Children’s Hospital! Link in bio.
Courage Classic day 2 done - 24 mile ride with lots of fun (and snacks/candy at the aid stations!) had by all!! Together we raised over $1,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado! It’s not too late to donate — and huge thanks to everyone who already donated! — link in comments! #courageclassicco#courageclassic2018#TSonthego
Thank you so much to all who donated to our 155 miles of bike riding for the Courage Classic. We made our fundraising goal!! Seeing so many kids there and hearing the stories of others is such a good reminder of why we do what we do. The kids we take care of are so resilient, brave, and very, very, very cute and I feel lucky to be able to climb Colorado’s mountains for them. And also lucky to have my hunky hubby and colleagues by my side. #pushhardpushfast#chcofrequentflyers#courageclassicco
It was a great weekend to put in a some mayjaaaa miles for @childrenscolo in the #CourageClassicCO 🚴🏼♀️🙌🏻 it was also one long reminder of why Colorado is the greatest state in all of the land 🏔 these views will never get old...
The best most challenging thing i could have ever done was the #courageclassicco the beginning of the bike route was a 🤬🤬 them hills was NO joke made me want to turn around 😂 glad of my #accomplishments and finishing the full thing!
Update. A little over 8 miles in I think. I really have no idea. Where I came from. Where I'm about to ride around. The map shows starting, where I am and where I go. Beautiful morning! #courageclassicco
Wasn't planning on riding Day 2. But I'm going to get my bike checked and attempt it. Fingers crossed. As of right now the boys are a hard pass and Patrick is undecided. I'll try to take pictures of scenery today. The views yesterday were breathtaking. #courageclassicco
Happy birthday to this guy! So thankful we spent it hanging out at the #courageclassicco with our NICU nurses. They gave you the best present- a healthy baby that could go ride bikes with you, something we weren’t sure was going to happen a year ago. We love you! #preemiepower#24weeker#mightyquinn
Tonight, at the #CourageClassicCO evening program, @alliancedata presented a check to Children’s Hospital Colorado for a $750,000 grant that will support pediatric #MentalHealth data analysis in #Colorado . The ability to conduct meaningful data analysis will increase the capacity, access, and quality of mental health services for children across the state. We – and the kids and families who need these services – are grateful. Thank you!
Tom Mayer, who will be 81 years young in September, has ridden in the Courage Classic with his family, including his son, Peter, daughter-in-law, Amanda, and grandson, over the past 18 years "out of gratitude to #ChildrensHospitalColorado for saving the life of my eldest grandchild, Zachary," who contracted #meningitis at birth. This year, Zachary finished his first year at college.
Thank you, Tom, for all that you have done to support Children's Colorado through #TeamZachary ! Help us give Tom and his family a shout out below.
Updating some new photos at the #courageclassicco bicycle tour. Mom rode 44.59 miles with Antoine in tow for 3/4 of the 4.4 hour ride through the Copper Mountains in Colorado. All benefitting #coloradochildrenshospital
This was probably my favorite part of the day, short of Rob at the finish line. This is Sarah. She was one of Toby’s main nurses in the NICU from the beginning all the way until the end. I handed her our sweet baby and then we walked out. She has a very very special place in our hearts and we were #blessed to see her here!!! @givechildrensco #courageclassicco
Headed up to Copper soon to catch that beardy guy in the middle at the #courageclassicco finish line. He's riding something like 75 mountain miles today (I am not sure...) to raise money for the awesome place he works, @childrenscolo. Love that our #modernmountainretreat is so close second to so many awesome Summit County events. Not just Keystone, but A Basin, Breck, Silverthorne, Dillon, Copper, Frisco... And in the summer, this area is a cyclist's paradise, on road and off.
So proud of myself. Rode to the top of Vail Pass and then another 13 miles, on dirt/mountain tires none the less. Loved it!!! #courageclassicco#childrenshospital Mason and Patrick finished first, they rode together. Zach rode solo after at his pace, then me. I can't believe Zach rode 22 miles on his own!!
Day 1 of the Courage Classic is underway!! We are “pushing hard and pushing fast!!” 50 mi down. Text “Flyers” to 27722 to donate today or visit our Team Page to make a donation today! Link in bio!! #chcofrequentflyers#pushhardpushfast#courageclassicco @givechildrensco
@megglebee is taking advantage of her NerdyMind paid volunteer time off today to support @childrenscolo at the #CourageClassicCO 🚴♂️ Meg is also riding in the Courage Classic tomorrow - help us wish her luck! 🎉
Incredible turnout for the Bluegrass & Cider Sendoff at @stemciders last night!! Big thank you to everyone who came out to support the team and send us up to Copper energized and ready to #rideforkids !! Also big thank you to Stem Ciders for hosting such a fun event!!! #courageclassicco#chcofrequentflyers#pushhardpushfast @givechildrensco
As a Physician Assistant in the #EmergencyRoom at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Kim Gillock helps families going through some of the most stressful times. She will ride in the Courage Classic in honor of the children and families she serves.
“I ride to support the families who come to us and entrust us with the most important things in their world – their children! We honor that trust and will always keep innovating and working harder,” she says. Kim will ride alongside her colleagues as part of the Frequent Flyers team, a team of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and techs at Children’s Colorado – “some of the smartest, most compassionate and most dedicated Pediatric Emergency physicians, nurses and support staff I’ve ever known,” Kim says.
Share a word of encouragement with Kim and the Frequent Flyers. #CourageClassicCO#StoriesFromTheRoad#FrequentFlyers