Learn to do right. Seek justice. Defend the oppressed.
$250 (due by April 30, can be accomplished with fundraising)
- We ask (but don't require) $500 additional fundraising.
- We encourage you to fundraise beyond this amount.
- Note: fundraising may continue year-round.
All funds will go to the HOME OF HOPE.
Ride expenses are paid by generous community sponsors.
Each rider receives:
- 2 custom jerseys
- Meals & Ride Nutrition/snacks/hydration
- SAG support
- Sleeping facilities in host churches
- Transportation FC to Estes Park and Avon to FC
Be part of a story bigger than yourself
COLORADO MOUNTAIN TOUR 2020
will cycle through scenic Colorado mountain communities and over iconic passes.
4 days, 260 miles, 16,200 feet of climbing
(2500 to 4300 ft of climbing per day)
a glorious view of God's creation
Sound like fun?
Click the chain ring and join us.
As a part of this unique, exciting experience you will:
raise funds and awareness for a great cause
build lasting relationships
stretch your limits
perhaps even discover something about yourself
THIS RIDE IS FOR CYCLISTS WHO LIKE TO CLIMB.
It's not easy, but following dreams isn’t about what’s easy—it’s about discovering what’s possible. This might be a chance to learn about your capabilities.
Maybe God’s asking you to step out of your comfort zone and do something sacrificial. We look forward to riding together, actively engaged as a team in God’s story of Justice.
YOU'LL ENGAGE OTHERS AS SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS.
Our FAQ Page includes ideas and suggestions. People are incredibly generous when you’re working to advance a worthy cause.
Friends, family members, and colleagues will support you if you start early and you’re creative and persistent. We’ll help with ideas and forms.
- Becky Dixon (970) 218-1374
- Email Becky
Questions? Here’s an FAQ Page.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
June 23 - 29, 2020
It's gonna be a blast!
"What an incredible week, it’s hard to put into words the experience of spending a week with Jesus, free from distractions while riding a bike and enjoying the beautiful State of Colorado."
Day 1: The team will gather in Fort Collins to load bikes, pack gear & supplies, and shuttle to Estes Park.
Optional: Those who wish to stretch their legs a bit can ride their bikes 44 miles (and climb 3,471') through beautiful Big Thompson Canyon.
Day 2: You'll begin this 61-mile day in Estes Park. A 4,751' climb through Rocky Mountain National Park on Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved road in the U. S., will take you over Milner Pass (10,759') and the Continental Divide (12,183'). The descent is 5,171' through Grand Lake and on to Granby. We'll shuttle to Kremmling to spend the night.
Day 3: From Kremmling you'll climb 3,348' to Gore Pass (9,527'). You'll descend 3,829' through gorgeous high-country farms and ranches and complete this 72-mile day in Steamboat Springs.
Day 4: You'll start this day with an ascent of Rabbit Ears Pass (9,426'). After a 30-mile descent into the Colorado River Basin, you'll complete this 97-mile day with a cruise into Frisco. Today's climb is 6,623', with 3,391' of descent.
Day 5: Your tour finale will include 2/3 of the iconic "Copper Triangle." You'll ride 66 miles, climb 3,937', and descend 5,558'. From Frisco it's up to Freemont Pass (11,318') and the Climax Mine, then down to Leadville. There's one last ascent to Tennessee Pass (10,424') before a beautiful descent into Avon.
Day 6: After a restful night's sleep, the team will gather one last time for breakfast. Then we'll load up and shuttle back to Fort Collins (ETA early afternoon).
Helmets Up! Our morning prayer and send off for each of our daily Freedom Tour rides started off with “Helmets Up!”
A simple gesture – raising helmets in the air, bringing the team together, reminding us of our purpose, setting a course for the day, choosing a “word” for the day, lifting up prayer.
My sixth year on the Tour was different – no helmet for me this year. Injuries earlier in the year prevented me from riding all but one leg of the Front Range Tour. Oh, how I wanted to be riding. It wasn’t meant to be. There’s always next year.
Even though I couldn’t ride, I was part of the support team for the Tour. I will always remember watching everyone cruise through the hills south of Castle Rock (and surviving the awful roads leading to Palmer Lake). I will remember watching everyone climb from Aspen to the top of Independence Pass. I marvel how such a mix of age, ability and life experiences in the riders came together to form a group who rode for the children - encouraging each other, helping each other, and pulling each other to the top. Amazing!
I hope to ride the Mountain Tour next year. I welcome and need the challenge. The Home of Hope needs our help. I look forward to more great experiences and more memories: rainstorms, detours, big climbs, swift descents, wiffle ball, ice cream, show and tell, old friends, new friends, mountain tops…2020!
The main reason I ride with the Freedom Tour family is the people! Yes, I love bikes, but I especially enjoy the people who ride them.
We ride to bring hope to each other and to the children at the Home of Hope in New Delhi, India. The theme of the Freedom Tour is “Hope changes what is possible”. I like that but more importantly, I believe that.
Last summer I rode the Mountain Tour with my son who had recently moved into our home after a series of struggles resulted in the loss of his job and ending of his marriage. It had been 30 years since we rode regularly during his High School years. Hope was desperately needed if a new beginning was to take place. The first evening of the tour each person shared some of their story. I heard stories of personal challenges and how they were faced with the help of faith and friendships. Hope was in the room. We listened to and encouraged each other. A bond of friendship was born that night and the days of riding in the occasional cold and rain could not dampen our spirits.
Each time I have ridden with the Freedom Tour, I have enjoyed the fellowship of some incredible people. We arrive as individuals from different places and with unique stories. When we depart we say farewell to fellow riders who have become brothers and sisters on the journey of hope.
“There’s no limit to what a group of committed, passionate people can accomplish when they work together and trust God for the outcome. Hope changes what’s possible.”