Pedal The Plains

The 2019 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, presented by Viaero Wireless, was a great way to conclude Colorado’s cycling season. The 8th Annual PTP Tour took place Friday through Sunday, September 13 – 15 and  highlighted three great host communities: Lamar, Holly and Springfield. Here are just a few of this year’s highlights for cyclists and friends:
  • Great Educational Stops like the Amache Japanese American Internment Camp; Syracuse Dairy; Santa Fe Trail Association; and the Art of a Cowboy Poet
  • Crossing into Kansas and visiting Cousin Eddie’s (yes, from National Lampoon’s Vacation!)
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Locally sourced food on and off the route

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the State of Colorado. This one-of-a-kind annual cycling event began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s eastern plains.

 Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4-H. For more information, click here

The Denver Post ACTS Volunteers Help the Denver Public Library

We are grateful to have employees and friends who want to give back to the community. The Denver Post ACTS (assisting the community through service) volunteers helped set up the Denver Public Library‘s Summer Used Book Sale in early June. It’s not an easy task to unpack boxes of books and repack with the spines readable, but the group worked hard and fast to help get the books ready for the sale. The event raised approximately $70,000 for the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation! Thank you to the following ACTS volunteers (some of whom not pictured): Anneka, Mike, Gigi, Kristin, Connie, Chatton, Cindy, Carol and Stacy.
The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation’s Summer Used Book Sale was the next project of re-sorting thousands of books getting everything ready for the popular public sale.

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies 2019

The 34th Annual Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is in the books after a beautiful week spent with 1,700+ cyclists from across the world.

The Tour, which took place June 9 – 15, 2019, was another loop ride. We want to thank our Title Sponsor, Flexential and all of our partners and sponsors for making the ride possible.

With the start in Crested Butte, the 2019 Route had great highs with peaks including Monarch Pass, Independence Pass and McClure Pass and wonderful lows as they meandered through both the Gunnison and Roaring Fork Valleys. For more Ride The Rockies information, please visit ridetherockies.com

Congratulations to the 54 Season To Share Grantees

The 2018/19 Denver Post Season To Share campaign presented by DaVita granted $1,645,000 to 54 metro Denver nonprofit organizations in early April. These organizations work tirelessly to prepare children and youth for success in the classroom and in life, protect children and families in need with medical care, house families and individuals in need of a permanent home, and nourish those who experience hunger. Click here to see the list of 2018/19 Season To Share grantees.

Thank you for supporting The Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita

Thank you to all who generously donated to the 2018/19 Denver Post Season To Share presented by DaVita holiday fundraising campaign. Your gifts will make a difference in the lives of thousands, supporting metro Denver nonprofit agencies serving the areas of children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness and hunger. The 54 agencies who will benefit from your kindness will be announced in early April.

Denver Post Employee Volunteers Make a Difference

The Denver Post ACTS – Assisting the Community Through Service, employee volunteers with their family and friends  have been busy over the summer. Signing up once again to be part of the AMP the Cause Community Day, the team selected the Ronald McDonald House – Denver as the location of service. After making hundreds of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and putting together readily available to-go grab bags, the ACTS group deep cleaned the house from front to back.
The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation’s Summer Used Book Sale was the next project of re-sorting thousands of books getting everything ready for the popular public sale.
The last ACTS project of the summer was collecting school supplies for the Stuff the Bus campaign for homeless students attending a Denver Public School. MEED (Minority Enterprise & Educational Development) organizes this drive to collect backpacks and school supplies each year and distributes the supplies in the fall.
Thanks to the creativity of the three employees pictured on the left and their team, the Stuff the Bus Carnival took place to raise money to purchase school supplies. Denver Post employees generously donated over $1,700 through this Carnival. With additional supplies donated from employees, well over $2,000 was spent on much needed supplies for less fortunate students.

The 2018 Denver Post Ride The Rockies

The 33rd Annual Tour Featured a Loop Route
For six beautiful days in June, more than 2,000 cyclists navigated through the Rocky Mountains taking in the views from their bikes. The 2018 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour presented by Flexential, was held June 10 – 15 and took cyclists through the host communities of Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake and Winter Park. The 33rd Annual Tour was planned as a Loop Route close to the I-70 corridor, to make it more accessible to riders on and off the bike. This Tour included 418 miles and added 25,935′ of elevation for the riders.

Prior to the Tour, the 9th Annual RTR Prologue Experience, a premier fundraiser for The Denver Post Community Foundation, took place with participants riding alongside celebrity cyclists over Hoosier Pass into Fairplay, all while discovering the gold rush in the restored mining town of South Park City and touring the Old Country Boy Mine, one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Breckenridge.

Throughout the Tour each year, Ride The Rockies and The Denver Post Community Foundation are proud to grant $5,000 to a deserving nonprofit organization in each of the host communities. You can see the recipients from 2018 in the Grant Corner section below.
The 2018 Tour had 48 states represented and had four riders from Jersey, a smallisland in the English Channel. The eldest RTR cyclist was 84 years old and there were seven others over the age of 80! The youngest participants (there were four) were 9 years of age. The dates for 2019 have already been announced, June 8 -15, 2019.
Proceeds from Ride The Rockies benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. To view photos from the 2018 Tour, click here. For more information about Ride The Rockies, click here.

Denver Post ACTS Helps Stuff The Bus

For the month of July, The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers gathered and donated school supplies to benefit MEED – Minority Enterprise & Educational Development – for homeless students attending a Denver Public School in the fall. This year Chatton, Bonnie, Connie and their team put on a Stuff The Bus Carnival which brought employees together to have fun while helping students in need. With more than $1,700 in donations raised, the shopping was plentiful and it took a Chevy Suburban and a Grand Cherokee to deliver everything to the actual School Bus. We are grateful to everyone who donated these much needed backpacks and school supplies!

Thankful to be a Beneficiary of the Denver Auto Show Preview Gala

   
The Denver Post Community Foundation is so grateful to the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), presenting sponsor UMB Bank and everyone who made the 10th Annual Preview Gala possible. On Thursday, May 3, a check in the amount of $41,029.00 was presented to Tracy Ulmer, President and CEO of The Denver Post Community Foundation, pictured here with Tim Jackson, President and CEO of CADA (on the left) and Paul Williamson, President and Regional CEO of UMB Bank (on the right.) This donation will help improve and enrich the lives of many in our community.

2018 Denver Post ACTS Projects Announced

 
The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteer projects were announced earlier this year. To kick off the program, volunteers will participate in AMP the Cause’s Community Day on Saturday, May 12 and will spend the day at the Ronald McDonald House – Denver putting together Grab and Go snack bags for out of town families and deep cleaning furniture and toys for the safety of all guests. In June, Denver Post ACTS volunteers will help set up the Used Book Sale for the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. In July, employees will participate in the annual Stuff The Bus school supply drive for Denver Public School students experiencing homelessness. In November, Denver Post ACTS will visit Food Bank of The Rockies to package thousands of pounds of food for families and individuals in need, and closing out 2018 our volunteers will donate their time at Basket of Joy, packaging and delivering fruit baskets to isolated seniors in our community.
For more information and to see our Denver Post ACTS photo gallery, click here