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PRESS RELEASE

Local Cycling Organization Awards $300,000 to Local Nonprofits in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVERGREEN, CO (October 28th, 2019) — Team Evergreen Cycling was founded in 1988 as a community-based organization with a love of cycling. Over 30 years later, it’s a thriving non-profit with 1,000+ members, producing epic bicycling events in Colorado such as the Triple Bypass, Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb and (new for 2020) the Beti Bike Bash.  Deeply involved in the community, they’ve donated nearly three million dollars since their inception ($300,000 YTD), with the mission of supporting and promoting the sport of cycling.     

This mission has moved one pedal-stroke further, as they recently announced their 2019/2020 grant recipients (on Sunday, October 27th in Golden, CO). This year’s application process allowed Team Evergreen to consider a variety of charitable organizations (not necessarily related to cycling) in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Summit and Eagle Counties. Grants were to be considered based on the following categories:

  • Advocacy Grants – Nonprofit advocacy organizations relating to cycling in the Colorado and Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Community Grants – Nonprofit community based organizations in areas that host our events.
  • Trail Projects – Funds for trail projects (hard or soft surface) including required cash matches for grant applications, signage and related equipment purchases.

Jen Barbour, Executive Director of Team Evergreen/Triple Bypass states, “Team Evergreen has been invested in our local communities and the state of Colorado since its beginning. As we’ve grown, so has our ability to make a positive impact. We expanded our grant considerations to further our reach. We believe in supporting the advocacy organizations that continue to make a big impact in our state.  Providing grant assistance and volunteers for organizations such as Bicycle Colorado and COMBA (Colorado Mountain Biking Association), were obvious choices. But we also wanted to give back to the communities that graciously host our events. As we found with this year’s grant applications, this can be done through a myriad of ways. Whether it’s providing the Clear Creek EMS with new stretchers, or assisting with neighborhood rehabilitation projects, each Team Evergreen grant recipient is a worthy one.”

Team Evergreen announced the winners on Sunday, which totaled $135,000 in donations / among 21 recipients. With continued success, Team Evergreen plans to continue the grant process again for 2020/2021. To find out more visit www.teamevergreen.org

 

TRIPLE VOLUNTEER GROUPS
American Diabetes Assoc/ Tour de Cure
Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado 
Blue Spruce Kiwanis
Boy Scout Troop 1776
Bike Jeffco
Civil Air Patrol Highlanders
Civil Air Patrol Eagle
ColoRowdies
Colorado Canine Rescue
Colorado Mountain Bike Assoc. (COMBA)
Community Educational Outreach
Conifer HS MTB Team
Conifer Kiwanis
Denver Chorale
Drive Smart Evergreen
Evergreen Audubon
Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)
Evergreen High School MTB League
Evergreen Players
GOALS 
Into Your Hands – Africa
Loaves & Fishes
Family Tree
Mountain Area Land Trust
Mountain View Young Marines
Ovation West Performing Arts (Evergreen Chorale)
PEO
Project Bike Tech
Q House
Rage Cycling 
Rotary Club of Clear Creek
Special Olympics 
St. Laurence Episcopal
Vail Mountain Rescue
Venture Crew 911
Water Education Colorado 
GRANT RECIPIENTS
Advocacy
Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA)
COMBA/Clear Creek Open Space
Colorado High School Cycling League
Special Olympics Colorado
Bicycle Colorado
Bikes Together – Denver
Eyecycle Colorado
Bike Jeffco, Inc.
Front Rangers Cycling – Denver
Davis Phinney Foundation
Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC)
Evergreen Parks and Rec 
Community
Project Bike Tech – Summit County
The Cycle Effect – Eagle
Scraps to Soil – Clear Creek
Clear Creek County Library District
Clear Creek EMS
Clear Creek Advocates
Clear Creek Rock House – Idaho Springs
Odyssey School
Trail Projects
Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA)
Other
Neighborhood Rehab Project / Be A Tool – Denver