Wheels of Justice Cycling
Entering its 10th year our team has now raised more than $2.3 million for Children's Hospital Colorado since our start in 2005... In 2014, our sponsors and 271 cyclists raised $365,000+ for the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. In 2015, please join us in the fight against childhood cancer.
WoJ Update: $123K & 182 Riders; Echo Lake Training Ride Saturday; Only 25 Days Till the Courage Classic
Great job again this week gang! Let’s keep racking up the dollars for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado, just as we keep racking up the miles in our training. Only 25 days left until the Courage Classic, so please keep sending those emails out to your contacts, keeping your current and potential donors up-to-date on your training and fundraising progress. Let’s make 2015 our best year yet!
Here’s a great pic from last week’s WoJ Training Ride up Lefthand Canyon to Ward! Thanks again to our amazing friends at Watson for hosting. http://www.my-watson.com
Please join us for this week’s training ride!
1) Saturday June 27: Idaho Springs to Echo Lake and Back
Ride with us to Echo Lake Coffee Shop for Pie and a cup of joe, then back down.
NOTE: Word from CDOT is that the Mt Evans Road is closed for repairs until sometime in late July, so the Mt Evans section of this ride is unfortunately cancelled. So we will ride only the Base ride (below) from Idaho Springs to Echo Lake and back
RSVP - Heather Leja - firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-641-5986
Starting at: 1517 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (parking lot behind Beau Jo’s Pizza).
Start Time - 7:00AM Meetup – Leave at 7:30 sharp
Base ride: 13 miles up, 3000 ft elevation gain (one-way) Idaho Springs to Echo Lake (return via same route, for a 26 mile ride)
SEE the ENTIRE WOJ TRAINING RIDE SCHEDULE (sponsored by our friends at Watson) HERE:
**CLICK this link now to secure your spot on the WHEELS OF JUSTICE – The #1 Team in Colorado’s most inspiring cycling event: the 26th Annual Courage Classic, July 18-20, 2015.
So how can you help us get the 2015 DECADE OF JUSTICE bandwagon rolling?
Last year, our 270 riders raised more than $365,000 to make a real difference for the kids, families and doctors at the Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) – bringing our nine-year fundraising total to more than $2.3 million. In 2015, we aim to blow past the $2.7 million mark by raising $400,000.
2) SEND EMAILS TO YOUR CONTACTS: This is the “secret” that lies at the core of all of our fundraising. It’s simple but powerful. You tell your friend (or colleague, client, vendor or neighbor) about the amazing, life-saving work happening at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; then explain the personal commitment you’ve made to this cause by training for months to ride 157 miles through the Rockies; and finally ask your friend to share in this crazy, beautiful effort by clicking a link and making a tax-deductible contribution. When we each make the effort to make as many of these “asks” as possible, we know from experience that a huge ripple of good will is unleashed that translates into millions of dollars to help in the fight against childhood cancer. So please load up those contacts onto your Courage Classic rider page, cast your net wide and hit SEND. You’ll never know, till you ask!
3) LIKE US AND JOIN US ON FACEBOOK! Keep up to date with the Wheels of Justice team and spread the word by “liking” us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/WheelsofJusticeTeam
You can also join our WoJ Facebook Group to coordinate with your teammates on things like training ride meet-ups and travel plans for Copper https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/58302100863
Our Amazing 2015 WoJ SPONSORS SO FAR have helped us to raise more than $62,500!
Holland & Knight
Caruso Family Foundation
Lucy Goose Foundation
Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon
Hall & Evans
Western States Fire Protection Co.
Rocky Mountain Childhood Cancer Foundation
Baxter International, Inc.
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Thank you and see you on the road soon!
Please watch this inspirational Television interview with the Wheels of Justice rider Brandon Nuechterlein. Embed the video in your donation request e-mails and let people hear first hand what the CCBD is doing for people like Brandon!
Excellent job Brandon! You are an inspiration!