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
Be part of a story bigger than yourself
FRONT RANGE TOUR 2020
will cycle through iconic communities along the scenic Colorado Front Range.
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
YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY TRAIN FOR THIS RIDE!
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."
Challenge your limitations
Tuesday, June 23: TEAM DINNER
Wednesday: The team will gather in Fort Collins to pack gear & supplies. We'll stretch our legs and get to know each other on a 30-mile training & team-building ride along the beautiful Poudre River Trail to Island Grove Park in Greeley. Then we'll load the bikes and shuttle to Castle Rock.
Thursday: This 62-mile day features a climb over Palmer Divide (7,359 ft) and a fun descent through Palmer Lake and Monument into Colorado Springs. You'll finish by cruising beautiful urban bike trails.
Friday: This 64-mile ride begins with a gorgeous climb into the foothills. You'll see the landscape change as you descend into the southwest desert of Penrose and ride some rollers into Pueblo.
Saturday: The team will shuttle Saturday morning to tiny Timpas. From there you'll crank 65 miles through the high-country desert to Trinidad.
Sunday: After a restful night's sleep, we'll do a short celebration ride into the hills west of Trinidad. Then we'll load up and spend the afternoon/evening at THE REFUGE, a glorious retreat center near Boncarbo.
Monday: We'll gather one last time for breakfast. Then we'll load up and shuttle back to Fort Collins (ETA mid-afternoon).
I came away worn out but incredibly blessed. Blessed with knowing we raised support for the kids in India. Blessed with a whole new family of dear friends.
Concern for the children at the Home of Hope caught my eye back in 2014.
Ride a bike to raise awareness of the tragedy of human trafficking? OK, I can do that. A good reason to ride - a worthy cause.
After training a lot, I started my first ride not really knowing what to anticipate. What was it like? A week of riding with a group of wonderful people, all of us doing something most considered beyond reach; 500 miles across the state. Was it hard? Yes. Was it fun? Absolutely? I came away worn out but incredibly blessed. Blessed with knowing we raised support for the kids in India. Blessed with a whole new family of dear friends. Blessed by all the encounters we had with folks along the way.
I'm especially grateful for a couple of moments. When we arrived in Pueblo during my first tour, my dad and brother were there to meet us at the church where we were staying. My dad was in his last days, but still managed to make it down to welcome us to Pueblo. I will never forget that moment.
During my latest ride this summer, I recall riding through the farm country outside Pueblo on a beautiful morning en route to La Junta. I remember the smile on Rich's face as we cranked through the countryside. That was a great day.
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.”