The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Has Been Postponed to June 2021

After thorough consideration and consultation regarding COVID-19, the 35th Annual Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour has been postponed to June 13-18, 2021. This multi-day Bike Tour hosts more than 2000 cyclists from around the world to pedal through the majestic Rocky Mountains while experiencing the generous hospitality of host communities along the way. Click here for more information.

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Has Been Postponed to Sept. 2021

After thorough consideration and consultation regarding COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, the 2020 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour has been postponed to September 10 – 12, 2021. Click here to see a message from Governor Jared Polis. This annual cycling event is an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. The ride creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains.

 

The Colorado State Spelling Bee Has Been Canceled

The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Has Been Canceled

The decision to cancel the 2020 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee came after receiving official notification that Scripps National Spelling Bee canceled the national competition. These cancellations, due to COVID-19 and the ongoing health and safety concerns, came after exhausting all possibilities of hosting virtual competitions.

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, one thing stands true – we are proud of all the state’s top spellers and think they are all champions.

Teachers and Families: finalist certificates will be mailed to spellers by June 1, 2020. If you would like a refund for your registration fee or any extra lunches purchased, contact event manager, Carol Cline at ccline@denverpost.com by June 15, 2020. If you have questions, you can email us at dpcommunity@denverpost.com.

A note from Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:

“Our thoughts immediately go to our spellers and their families. The students have dedicated time and effort to their passion for learning. They should be proud of all they have accomplished by winning spelling bees at the classroom, school and regional level.”

In response to the COVID-19 virus, we want to continue to share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s suggested preventative measures, click here to stay informed.

The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee

Each year more than 270 top spellers (4th – 8th grade) from across Colorado come together in March at the University of Denver to compete for the title of Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion. This 80 year old tradition, originally sponsored by the Rocky Mountain News, encourages and rewards our young people’s love of learning and competition. The winner of the Colorado State Spelling Bee moves on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee which is televised live on ESPN and is held near Washington D.C.

Click here to see the past Colorado State Spelling Bee champions.

Ride The Rockies – Register Now

The 2020 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is June 14-19. In 2020 we look forward to revisiting these towns: Durango, Cortez, Norwood, Ridgway, Ouray County and back to Durango for the finish. Click here for more information.

Spring Passport To The Arts Available Now

Don’t miss your chance to experience four of the best live performances Denver has to offer this spring for just $170 (a $294 value)! This Passport To The Arts package includes Beethoven Missa Solemnis – Colorado Symphony, Choir Boy – Denver Center Theatre Company, Puccini’s Tosca – Opera Colorado and My Fair Lady – Denver Center Attractions. Packages will be on sale through February 9, 2020. Visit passporttothearts.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Season To Share – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated to The Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation holiday fundraising campaign. Donations up to $800,000 are being matched at .50 per dollar by Denver Active 20-30, making an even greater impact for those in need.  
Season To Share will support more than 50 nonprofit organizations in metro Denver, making a difference for low-income children, individuals and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that 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.
With the holiday season upon us, please consider making a gift today. Together we can make a difference for those less fortunate.
For more information and to donate to Season To Share, click here.

Donate To Season To Share

The Denver Post Season To Share presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation holiday fundraising campaign runs now through December 31, 2019. With your donations up to $800,000 being matched by Denver Active 20-30 at .50 per dollar, your gift makes and even greater impact. Visit seasontoshare.com to make a donation or for more information. Thank you for making a difference!

The Denver Post Community Foundation

Our mission is to improve and enrich the lives of others through support of programs that benefit arts and culture, children and youth, education and literacy, and the provision of basic human services. Click here to learn more about the Foundation.

8th Annual Pedal The Plains in the Books

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour – Friday, September 13 – 15. The 3-Day Tour took cyclists on a 200 mile adventure through the host communities of Lamar, Holly and Springfield in southeast Colorado.  Pedal The Plains creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains.  pedaltheplains.com

 

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