Receive WoJ Updates

cforms contact form by delicious:days

subscribe for updates

Wheels of Justice Cycling

Bernie Gheris 2014
The New Captain of 2014
Jessa and Family
Captain Aaron
Team Roaring Forks
Roy Bash
Heather and Joanne
Team Kick Cancer's Ass
2010 Team Photo
Check Presentation
Fremont Summit
Team Ellie
Dr Foreman
Aaron Bradford in Breck
Happy Riders
Captain Aaron
2013 Jersey
Our Captains
The Sullivan's
5 Riders in the Clouds
Andre our gracious host
7 WoJ riders in the Mountains
Crankin for Kranios
Linda Bradford
Team Party 2014
The Bagpiper
Amy Goodner in her gear
Joan Slaughter and Grace Adams
Heading out of Copper
The Happy Couple
Steven Adams 7-23-2012
Captain Heather
4 Lovely Ladies
Kat Kumlin
Mount Evans Gang
Miles for Tuesday
9 News Reports
Why We Ride
Susie and Heather
Lunch

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: $50K & 87 Riders; Training Ride Sat. 5/2; Sponsors Needed by 5/11; Order Swag by 5/14; Kick-Off Party 6/2

Great week for recruitment, gang! We went from 55 to 85 riders . . .keep forwarding these emails to potential new team members! Let’s keep it rolling and get the fundraising engines revving up! Only 82 days left until the Courage Classic!

This week, be sure to:

    • order swag by May 14
    • RSVP for our Saturday training ride on May 2
    • Volunteer to host an upcoming training ride
    • and mark your calendars for  Kick-Off Party on June 2

**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.

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 millionIn 2015, we aim to blow past the $2.7 million mark by raising $400,000.

1) TEAM SPONSORS NEEDED BY 5/11Please consider approaching your firm or company to see if they will become a Wheels of Justice sponsor at the $10K, $5K or $2.5K level.  We find that sponsorship “asks” are most successful when they come from the “inside” – so that means approaching your boss, business partner, vendors, clients, neighbors and others with a personal appeal to sponsor the team.  Our sponsors tell us that they love seeing their logo on all of our ads, apparel and other material – from both a Marketing and a Community Service perspective.  If you need help with your approach, please contact me at hpleja@gmail.com, and I can send you all of our sponsorship materials and even come to your office to make a presentation! Right now, we are  behind last year’s sponsorship total, so please help if you can!

2) ORDER WoJ SWAG BY NOON on May 14:  The fantastic artists at Primal are putting the finishing touches on the apparel design, but it should be released soon.  If you know you’ll be riding please go ahead and place your swag asap order via http://www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org/store/

*****IMPORTANT: To be guaranteed WoJ team apparel, you will need to: a) register for the team, b) make your fundraising commitment and c) order your gear w/sizes by noon on May 14.  Please go to our WoJ Apparel site to be sure you don’t miss out!  [Please note that the site currently features our 2014 gear as examples].

As in past years, our FUNDRAISING INCENTIVE apparel levels are as follows (i.e., you commit to fundraise or contribute this amount and we’ll order this apparel for you): $300 = long-sleeved training shirt; $600 cycling jersey; $1250=cycling shorts; $2,000=wind jacket

****Again this year:  Cycling socks w/ WoJ logo! Reserve your pair now @ $15!

****NO TICKEE, NO JERSEY! When your swag order is received, within 24 hours you should receive a confirmation email with all of your info (i.e., sizes and fundraising commitments). Please double check this email to make sure all is right.  If you don’t receive this confirmation, then we have NOT received your order, and you need to TAKE ACTION ASAP.  Please contact us at info@wheelsofjusticecycling.org so that we can correct any problems.

***WOJ LOVES OUR SUB-TEAMS and we want to share our apparel with you!  lf you are part of a small team that plans to merge with WoJ to ensure your $$ goes to the CCBD, please remember that – if you want to receive WoJ swag — your team must complete the merger with WoJ, and apparel orders and commitments must be submitted via our site, by May 14 @ noon. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at hpleja@designonscreen.org.

3) JOIN US FOR THE FIRST TRAINING RIDE OF THE SEASON: Saturday MAY 2 @ 10:30am.
Robert and I will host the first team training ride – we met at the first training ride of the 2009 season! We’ll take our traditional route from our home in West Highlands (3427 Osceola St.) to the Golden Starbucks and back, with a Lookout Mtn option available to those who are feeling especially frisky.

Training Ride: Highlands to Golden via Clear Creek Path w/Lookout Mountain Option
When
Saturday, May 2, 2015  Wheels Up at 10:30a – Coffee & bagels starting at 9:30am
Where
3427 Osceola St, Denver, CO (map)
Description
Training Ride Host: Robert Leja

Please RSVP by noon Friday May 1 to Robert at Robertleja@gmail.com, mobile phone: 970-217-3304

Meeting Location: 3427 Osceola Street, Denver, CO (Heather & Robert Leja’s house)

Directions from I-25. Take Exit 212 (Speer Boulevard) and head northwest. Turn left (west) on 32nd Avenue. Turn right (north) on Osceola Street.

Ride will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp ON SATURDAY. – please RSVP.

We will take the Clear Creek Path to Golden (about 15 miles one-way).  From the Golden Starbucks on Washington, you can either return to my house via 32nd Ave or take optional ride up Lookout Mtn, which is a 5 mile-2000 vertical ft climb, then return to our house.

Please  RSVP to Robert by noon Friday, May1 if you will be going.  Check the WoJ Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=58302100863&ref=nf for weather cancellation news by 8am Saturday.

So how can you help us get the 2015 DECADE OF JUSTICE bandwagon rolling?

4)  DON’T MISS THE WOJ KICK-OFF PARTY, Tuesday, June 2 5:30-7:30pm @ The Denver Post
Thanks to WoJ leader Linda Bradford, we’ll be back for the third year at the Atrium of the Denver Post building at 101 W. Colfax Ave. for our party.  (NW corner of Broadway and Colfax — Public parking is available in the attached garage at 15th and Cleveland.).  As always, we’ll have great food and drink and be reminded of why we do all of this – by listening to stories of hope and courage from patients, families and doctors at the Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders! If you want to help with the party or have idea for Event Sponsors ($1000/$500/$250 levels available), please email us at info@wheelsofjusticecycling.org

5) VOLUNTEER TO LEAD A TRAINING RIDE: WoJ rides help us get in shape for the Courage Classic, help build our team’s awesome camaraderie and also introduce us to our teammates’ favorite rides.  Team rides start May 2 and continue every weekend until the Courage Classic (July 18-20). This year our friends WATSON will be organizing the rides.  Please contact Ben Maxwell at ben@hmcapitalgroup.com to volunteer to host.

6) START SENDING OUT 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!

7) 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 $52,500!

$10,000
Holland & Knight
COPIC

$5000
Polsinelli
Watson
Caruso Family Foundation
Cooley LLP
Lucy Goose Foundation

$2500
American Express
Dorsey
Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon
Hall & Evans
Western States Fire Protection Co.
Rocky Mountain Childhood Cancer Foundation

SUPER FRIENDS
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Thank you and see you on the road soon!

Best,
Heather

WoJ Rider Brandon Nuechterlein on TV

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!