The Ride

Join the Bike for Backpacks Team at the 31st Annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

The BEST part about this year’s ride is the multiple ride routes so whether you’re an avid cyclist or a beginner, this is your chance to have fun, enjoy some beautiful scenery and feed hungry children here right here in Denver, Colorado.  Our goal is for 50+ riders to join our team!


Members of the Bike for Backpacks Team can choose from 5 different rides ranging from 8 miles to 100 miles, it’s totally your choice and all funds raised go directly to feed the children at Marie L. Greenwood Academy.  Click the button below to watch a video about our cause and the school.



How to get involved

Registration for the rides takes place on the  Elephant Rock website.  To join the Bike for Backpacks Team, follow these simple steps.
  1. Under Registrations, click “Teams”
  2. Join a Team
  3. In the search box type – Bike for Backpacks – M. McAllister as the team captain
  4. Click Join
  5. Then select one of the following ride choices:
    •  8 Mile Family Ride
    • 27 Mile Gravel Course
    • 40 Mile
    • Metric Century – 62 Mile
    • Century – 100 Mile
  6. Proceed through checkout.


Confirmation will be sent along with a link to the riders Crowdrise fundraising page.  It’s this page that we encourage you to promote and raise at least $100 for the CE Shop  Foundation.  All funds go directly to Marie L. Greenwood Academy in Denver.


Bike for Backpacks Team Captains Michael McAllister and Virgil Seibold are hosting a pre-event Team kick-off party in advance of the event.  Stay tuned for details!