I could wax on and on about how great Colorado high school cycling is. I could tell you what a difference it makes in the lives of every kid that shows up to practice and for every kid that lines up to race. I could tell you how lives have been turned around because they were on a high school mountain bike team. I could. You know I could. Because I’ve been an assistant coach at Boulder High for the past two years. And not to burst our bubbles but not all kids can afford to pay race fees. Not all kids have a bike. CycleFest is the fundraiser for those kids. CycleFest makes it possible for kids to race. Even when their parents can’t afford the race fees. Last year the league received requests for $12,500 in scholarship funds. $7,000 was raised last year at CycleFest and $9,000 was distributed.
And this is the part where you are wondering to yourself, “Why didn’t they have this when I was in high school?” and “What can I do to make sure more kids can line up to race?” That’s where you come in. CycleFest is the Colorado league’s big annual fundraiser. And it’s coming up soon! So get a sitter or grab your favorite girl or guy and come out and support Colorado high school cycling!
And if you like the idea of sipping cappuccinos, riding your bike with Heather Irmiger and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski well then you can sign for all that and a delicious family style meal at Pasta Vino for June 1.
This is what you need to know:
When: CycleFest Gala Dinner Friday, May 31 Appetizers and drinks start at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner.
Where: The Downtown Denver Aquarium
Who: Heather Irmiger & Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski will be there for a Q/A presentation. Plus amazing student athletes who will share their story and Ben Boyer, head coach at Boulder High School.
What Else: There is a silent and live auction and it’s all very fun!!
Join me there. I normally wear cute plaid shorts and think I’m dressing up if I wear my nice flip flops. I’ll do my best to make you proud. I’ll leave the flip flops at home.