2023 - A Year in Review
January is a traditional month to reflect, renew and re-energize; set new goals and dream of new adventures. We Ride 4 did just that. Reflecting on our wonderful “3 Days of Play” in Lake City and Trinidad in 2022 we decided to change it up a bit and design adventures in the Black Hills of South Dakota for our gravel ride and in the majestic San Juan Mountains for our road ride.
In July, staying in Custer, with an expanded capacity of 75 riders, we will take on three different routes in the land of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
In August, we will hunker down in the historic mining town of Telluride and ride some classic road rides in some of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains.
The month of “love” saw our members donate a wide variety of cycling accessories, pumps, tools, and time to help Pueblo Road Warriors get their bikes ready for the season. Always with a smile, these kids embrace the generosity of our members and share our eagerness to get on their bikes. We Ride 4 Executive Director Sharon Madison said, “The kids get very excited every time I go over and visit. They want to learn so much that it warms my heart and every time I ask our club to help out whether it’s time or with precious products this team can use, We Ride 4 never lets me down. I’m so proud of our club.”
March is MS Awareness month and the Primal-Audi Denver-We Ride 4 MS team saw a big jump in members joining the team for the annual MS bike ride in June. This year we have an ambitious goal to raise $150,000.
During March, We Ride 4’s Executive Director, Sharon Madison, was selected by Denver’s Fox 31 & Channel 2 News as the Remarkable Woman of the Year. She was chosen out of more than 400 nominees for this prestigious award. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide initiative by Nexstar Media to honor women’s influence on public policy, social progress, and quality of life. Most of us know Sharon as the main force behind We Ride 4, but few know her journey from a humble childhood in rural Nebraska to the overwhelming challenges she has endured in her adult life. Yet, she inspires us daily to overcome unexpected setbacks with a resilient mindset.