2024 - A Year in Review

January

As we usher in 2024, We Ride 4 is delighted to introduce our latest initiative, "Sharing the Love." Historically, we have focused on supporting one nonprofit beneficiary at a time. However, we are now expanding our scope to include additional nonprofit partners. As part of the "Sharing the Love" campaign, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Front Rangers and Cycling Without Age Littleton.

On January 19th, We Ride 4 demonstrated our commitment to our nonprofit beneficiaries by visiting Pueblo High School in Tucson, another organization we proudly support. Our volunteers dedicated their time and efforts to assist in cleaning and repairing bikes, contributing to the betterment of the community. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional volunteers for their invaluable contributions.

January also marked the unveiling of the routes for our annual We Ride 4 club tours, specifically the gravel and road 3-Day Adventures. We are pleased to announce that this year's road adventure will take place in Carbondale, Colorado, from July 19th to the 21st. Additionally, our gravel adventure will journey to Sheridan, Wyoming, from August 2nd through the 4th. These adventures hold a special place in our hearts, and we eagerly anticipate the camaraderie and excitement they bring each year.

As we reflect on January's accomplishments, we are invigorated by the opportunities that lie ahead. We Ride 4 remains steadfast in our commitment to promoting cycling, supporting our community partners, and fostering positive change throughout the year and beyond.

Members of our Tucson chapter tuning up bikes at Pueblo High School.

February

Throughout February. We Ride 4 remained dedicated to our mission of fostering positive change and community engagement through impactful initiatives in both Denver and Tucson.

In collaboration with the Brown Bike Bus program in Denver, we spearheaded a bike collection drive to support their morning ride program. The Brown Bike Bus initiative leads children to school on guided group rides, promoting outdoor youth cycling and advocating for car-free transportation options.

Furthering our commitment to humanitarian efforts, our Tucson chapter organized a meal-packing event for Feed My Starving Children. The meals packed during this event will contribute to feeding starving children worldwide. We extend our sincere appreciation to our Tucson chapter members for their unwavering dedication in making this event a success.

We were delighted to host our Food and Spirits tasting event in partnership with Bear Creek Distillery and sponsors Vibe Concepts, providing a platform for community connection and enjoyment.

February also saw our Executive Director, Sharon Madison, being interviewed by the esteemed team at Bold Journey. Sharon's inspiring journey and unwavering dedication continue to serve as a source of motivation for our organization. In the interview, Sharon shared valuable insights into her personal journey and the discovery of her purpose.

On a noteworthy development, our sponsor David Heller of Iris Realty Group announced the opening of Moonrise Garden Bar and Food Trucks in Wheat Ridge, CO. We eagerly anticipate leading rides from this vibrant gathering place, spearheaded by chief and restaurateur Blaine Baggao. We are proud to have sponsors who actively contribute to creating thriving communities.

As we reflect on the achievements of February, we are grateful for the dedication and commitment of our members in both Denver and Tucson. Their efforts have enabled us to make meaningful impacts and continue to drive positive change in our communities.

Members of our Tucson Chapter unite to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children.

March

In March, members of We Ride 4 joined forces with one of our nonprofit beneficiary partners, Cycling Without Age Littleton, for a memorable fundraiser ride held at CycleBar Southwest Plaza. This collaborative event provided a delightful experience for participants from both Cycling Without Age Littleton and We Ride 4, fostering camaraderie and support within our community.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to all our remarkable members and friends whose enthusiastic participation made this event a resounding success. Their unwavering support and dedication exemplify the spirit of generosity that defines our organization.

A particularly heartwarming aspect of this event was the generosity demonstrated by two of our club members, Roy Bash and Kevin Kelley, who graciously matched the donations received by Cycling Without Age Littleton from We Ride 4. In a beautiful display of reciprocity, Kevin and Roy reciprocated by donating an equal amount back to We Ride 4, symbolizing the essence of shared goodwill and collaboration.

We are immensely grateful to be part of such a compassionate and giving community. We are proud to support an organization like Cycling Without Age Littleton, which facilitates rides for elderly individuals, children, and young adults facing challenges. Together, we embody the spirit of "We Ride 2 Give," actively contributing to the betterment of our community and exemplifying the power of collective action.

Members of We Ride 4 and Cycling Without Age Littleton unite for a fundraiser ride at Cyclebar Southwest Plaza.