A Picture Perfect Day in Paradise

Wheels started rolling as the morning chill was lifting and the sun still filtering through the Aspen trees that engulfed the trail.  The trail that runs from Frisco to Copper remains in the shade most of the day so the first hour or so was brisk but incredibly beautiful.  Our route took us on the most pristine bicycle trail that … Read More

Up, Up, Up and then down we went

Day 2 – Idaho Springs to Frisco After a good night of rest we were up early and ready to hit the road.  We knew going in that today was likely going to be our most challenging day both in terms of miles and vertical climb…and the route did not disappoint.  Those of you who are in Colorado and familiar … Read More

Off we go!

The day we’ve been waiting for arrived this morning, another beautiful Colorado morning!  Thank you to the incredible team at The CE Shop for all of your efforts to pull together our ride send off event at The CE Shop HQ this morning.  A special thanks to Shannon, Ellie, Allie, Rebecca, Liz and Wynter for the weekly meetings and to-do’s … Read More

Two days and counting

Finish Line Event

We are almost there…just TWO more days and we embark upon the 2nd Annual Bike for Backpacks adventure.  Virgil and I have spent the weekend preparing our bikes, gear (Bob the trailer) and other misc. items that need to be tuned up and ready to go for our Tuesday morning departure. Join us Tuesday morning @ 8:30am for the send … Read More

Rays of hope – ending childhood hunger

We are now less than a month away from our 5 day journey through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  Training time has been limited mostly to early morning rides along the Cherry Creek Trail and the Platte River Trail – thank you city of Denver for maintaining these great trails. Each morning ride reminds me of how fortunate I am … Read More

Game on!

It’s official, the dates have been determined and we are heavy into the planning of all the logistics.  Kudos to the incredible team from The CE Shop who have come up with some fantastic ideas for making this years event even better than last year.  Stay tuned as the site navigation is going to explode with everything from a route … Read More

Bike for Backpacks 2015 is coming soon…

Hello Everyone, We are working on final details for the 2nd Annual Bike for Backpacks ride that will occur this year again the first week in August. Stay tuned for more! Michael

We made it!

After 18 days and nearly 1,000 miles, we completed our bicycle journey from Fargo, ND to Denver, CO.  Virgil and I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the many people we encountered along the way who provided encouragement, inspiration, contributions and a friendly smile along the way.  As we reflect back, we had thousands of interactions … Read More

Deflated? Not a chance!

We were happy to have our first guest rider on this end of our trip, Brian McCormick our buddy from Fargo, ND who moved to Longmont, CO with his family just 2 months ago.  Brian’s wife Kristi is the new Registrar at CU Boulder (Go Buffs!) and Brian has started a new franchise in Boulder County with Tailored Living.  At … Read More