John Irving Kicks Off The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series

Award Winning Author Welcomed by Sold-Out Crowd 
On Monday, September 26, the crowd of loyal Pen & Podium subscribers and guests were introduced to John Irving, a self proclaimed “worst case scenario” type of writer. He said “you think that was bad, just wait!” Mr. Irving was genuine, funny, and honest about his writing process and his life story. Prior to the conversation moderated by Jeffrey Neuman, award winning playwrite and Pen & Podium Book Club host, Mr. Irving enjoyed meeting with subscribers and guests of Pen & Podium sponsor, Northwestern Mutual at a VIP Reception on stage. He also spent time getting to know our nonprofit grantee for the evening, Colorado Humanities. It was a great beginning to an exciting Pen & Podium season. Irving will be followed by world renowned authors: Lauren Groff, Anthony Doerr, Mary Karr, and Julia Alvarez.
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on Pen & Podium, click here.  

Celebrating Another Great Finish for Pedal The Plains

“The Ride for the Rest of Us” was Held Sept. 16-18 

The 154 mile, three-day ride took more than 850 cyclists through the southern Colorado towns of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta for the 5th anniversary of the event. With close to 20 educational stops and signage along the route, the riders were immersed in rural highlights, trivia and fun facts to keep them pedaling down the country roads. During the safety overview came the warning to look out for snakes and tarantulas crossing the highways, two things no cyclist would want to run over! One of the many benefits of taking part in Pedal The Plains is the focus on featuring locally grown ingredients all weekend, honoring the pride and rich culture the plains have to offer.
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office. Governor John Hickenlooper and former Publisher and current Chairman of The Denver Post Dean Singleton dreamt up this event over a discussion on how to showcase the culture and beauty of eastern Colorado. The Governor refers to Pedal The Plains as “The Ride For The Rest of Us,” as a nod towards The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour through the majestic Rocky Mountains. Each year Pedal The Plains grows in numbers and each year the cyclists are treated to the charm and hospitality from some of the friendliest people in Colorado.
Proceeds benefited The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on The Denver Post Pedal The Plains, click here

Season To Share To Distribute $2,445,000!

Together we made a difference!

THANK YOU to the over 6,000 donors who contributed to this year’s Denver Post Charities/Season To Share campaign. Together, over $1,630,000 was raised. With the McCormick Foundation match of 50%, we will be distributing $2,445,000 to sixty metro area agencies serving our neighbors in need. A complete disbursement report will be published in-paper, posted on, and mailed to donors in late June.

Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour

Time to get those pedals in gear!

Lottery registration is currently OPEN to cyclists until March 2nd. Don’t miss your chance to cycle your way June 7-13 through one of our best routes ever: Boulder/Winter Park/Steamboat Springs/Avon/Breckenridge/Golden. Or bypass the lottery and maximize your Ride The Rockies experience in VIP fashion by registering for our Prologue Ride June 6-7! Proceeds from Ride The Rockies benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation.