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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:

  • Special Olympics Colorado
  • Vail Mountain Rescue
  • PEO
  • Drive Smart
  • Evergreen Players
  • Friendship Bridge
  • Venture Crew 911
  • Blue Spruce Kiwanis
  • Wild Animal Sanctuary (Womens Wilderness Institute)
  • Civil Air Patrol - Evergreen – Compsite Squadron
  • Trips for Kids
  • Conifer Kiwanis
  • Evergreen Chorale
  • Evergreen Kiwanis
  • Kenyan Children Foundation
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Community Educational Outreach
  • St. Laurence Episcopal
  • Mt Evans Hospice
  • Clear Creek Rotary
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Eagle Valley Humane Society
  • Mt View Young Marines
  • Evergreen Christian Outreach
  • Denver Chorale
  • American Diabetes Assoc
  • Evergreen Audubon
  • Evergreen High School Winter Ensembles
  • Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen (new)
  • Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT)
  • National Charity League
  • The Hang Out
  • Mountain Area Pregnancy Center
  • The Rock House
  • Intermountain YoungLife
  • Jefferson County Open Space
  • Georgetown Railroad

The Triple Bypass, now in its 27th year, is a challenging ride held between Evergreen and Avon during the second weekend in July. Riders complete over 120 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing in a single day and travel from many states nationwide to participate in the iconic Colorado cycling event. The Triple Bypass is named for the 3 passes riders travel over during the event - Juniper, Loveland and Vail.

Beneficiaries of the monies raised in the race generally provide volunteers along the 120-mile course.

Founded in 1988, Team Evergreen Cycling is the largest bicycle club in Colorado. Originally based in Evergreen, the club has over 1000 members throughout the Front Range. The club produces the Triple Bypass, The Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb and hosts cycling related activities throughout the year.

Team Evergreen supports bicycling and related activities to further the sport of cycling and promote its continued growth and safe enjoyment.