For any Colorado cyclist, the Triple Bypass should definitely be on your bucket list. Out-of-staters, this ride will be like no other you've ever done. For those of us that HAVE done the Triple, you know that after completion, you enter a club of sorts. It's a knowing wave at a fellow cyclist who proudly dons the same jersey. A jersey with the words, "For Those Who Dare." An application-style registration opens Jan 2nd, 12:01 a.m. For thousands of participants over the years, this registration marked a turning point in their lives regarding health and true love of cycling. Will you dare this year?
From Annie Brown, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Triple Bypass is a one or two day 120-mile bicycle ride along Colorado highways, country roads and bike paths between Evergreen and Avon. In 2014 the rides are scheduled for Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13.
Team Evergreen emphasizes the Triple Bypass is considered a ride, not a race, but either way riders will get their hearts and legs pumping. Triple Bypass Ride Director Jenny Anderson said participants should be prepared for a physically demanding but rewarding experience. And this year, cyclists can take advantage of an intriguing twist: teams of three now can complete the ride as a relay, with each team member finishing one-third of the course.
Registration begins January 2, 2014 at 12:01am (MST) and ends January 9th at 11:59pm (MST). Because of the popularity of the Saturday ride, an application process had been created. All applications get the same chance to gain entry into the ride through the selection process, ending on January 9. Results are announced on January 16 for those wishing to ride on Saturday, but registration for the Sunday ride, the Double Triple Bypass (from Evergreen to Avon and back again over the two days) and the Relay is open until July.
For the 25th consecutive year, Team Evergreen organized two of the premier cycling events in the country, while at the same giving back to the community. In 2013, 64 local non-profits received more than $175,000 thanks to the cycling events. Team Evergreen has donated $1.3 million to local charities over the past 10 years. “We love cycling and love giving back to our local community even more,” said Jennifer Barbour, Team Evergreen’s Executive Director. “This year we are expanding the race to make it even more accessible for all levels of riders. Our goal is to give more money to our non-profits for every year we do these events.”
“Our organization empowers Guatemalan women by providing micro-credit plus loans to help them build businesses and increase income,” said Tori Barnett, marketing and communications director with Friendship Bridge. The Colorado non-profit routinely receives funds through the races. “We are incredibly grateful for all the donations Team Evergreen has given our organization since 2002.”
About Team Evergreen:
Founded in 1988 in Evergreen, Colorado, the club is a non-profit organization with approximately six hundred members. Team Evergreen promotes the sport of cycling through involvement in bicycle and community organizations. In the past ten years they have given over $1.3million to local charities.
*Thanks to Annie Brown of Bruno RedStar Communications for the info!