Team Evergreen

The Team Evergreen Bicycle Club was founded in 1988 and is based in Evergreen.  It is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, with ~2,000 members. We promote cycling and, through our love of cycling, support our local community with rides, our monthly newsletter, this website, and special events both in Evergreen and afar. The Triple Bypass is our flagship event.  In addition, Team Evergreen offers these participation opportunities:  weekly road and mountain bike rides; a full calendar or social events; a monthly newsletter; a strong bicycle advocacy program; a special cycling trip; trail building and racing opportunities.

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Team Evergreen distributes $172,000 to nonprofit organizations

Written by Jennifer Barbour on .

Team Evergreen Cycling is pleased to announce the donation of $172,000 in 2015 to local and national non-profits from the proceeds of the Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride. Through the participation of Triple riders from all over the country, Team Evergreen has been able to convert the hard efforts of cyclists on the saddle into charitable donations, totaling more than $1.8 million in the past 16 years.

"Team Evergreen is proud to support those non-profit organizations that participate in our ride as volunteers, charitable groups in communities where the Triple travels and cycling-related organizations in Colorado," said Kelly Garrod, Team Evergreen Treasurer.

Some of the groups benefitting include:

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26th annual Triple Bypass adds options

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Team Evergreen again held its big bicycle ride – The 26th annual Triple Bypass – between Evergreen and Avon July 12 and 13, with three mountain passes in between.  The 120-mile ride includes Juniper Pass (11,140 ft.), Loveland Pass (11,990 ft.), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 ft.) with a 10,000-foot gain in elevation.

A year or two ago, the group expanded the event by signing up cyclists to do the reverse ride, starting in Avon on Sunday morning and ending in Evergreen.  Some "double riders" did both trips back to back.  This year, they added a new twist, allowing three riders to form relay teams with each responsible for conquering one pass instead of all three.

With two ride days, the total number of available entries was 5,000 with 3,500 riders on the road Saturday, and up to 2,500 riders on Sunday; 1,000 riders participated both days as Double Triple Bypass riders.  With entry fees ranging from $150 to $375, the race has grown considerably over the years as a major fundraiser for Team Evergreen.  

Monies raised go back into the communities that support the event at the start and finish lines as well as the communities in between that help with logistics.  Between 700 and 900 volunteers are needed to support the effort.  Team Evergreen invites nonprofit groups to participate by supplying volunteers, and in turn, those groups are rewarded with generous checks when the dust settles.

In 2013 Team Evergreen handed out checks totaling $175,000.  Their charitable giving has exceeded $1.3 million to 60 organizations.

Volunteers help with stuffing packets, setting up, manning info booths, exchanging jerseys, serving food, selling merchandise, working lost and found, handing out medals, congratulating the riders as they cross the finish line, locking up bikes, parking, directing traffic, shuttling riders to their cards, and dealing with recylcing and waste.