DENVER, CO- FEBRUARY 19, 2018:
For the 18
straight year, The Denver Post Community Foundation (DPCF) will be awarding grants in each host community during the Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour, taking place June 9 – 15, 2018. The Tour, which is in its 33
year overall, will bring approximately 2000 cyclists on an unforgettable 6-day trip through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The DPCF grants will be given to programs that support recreation and/or youth education, with priority given to those that incorporate cycling safety and bicycle use or increase access for low-income participants.
Since 2001, Ride The Rockies host communities have been invited to apply for funding as part of the Ride The Rockies Community Grant Program. Over the years, 115 grants have been distributed totaling more than $620,000. The grants are presented in each community on the same day the cyclists arrive in town.
"It is important to Ride The Rockies and the Denver Post Community Foundation that we support the communities that host the tour each year.” said Deirdre Moynihan, Tour Director. "This grant program not only is our way to give back and leave a lasting impact in the communities that are so welcoming to Ride The Rockies, but it continues to serve the mission of the Denver Post Community Foundation."
Grant applications are only available to nonprofit agencies in the communities/areas where Ride The Rockies, starts, has an overnight stay, or where the Tour concludes. Qualifying communities for 2018 include: Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake, and Winter Park. These represent the communities RTR will visit in 2018. The Tour will start and finish in Breckenridge. Award announcements for the DPCF/Ride The Rockies Grant Program will be made in mid-April.