Good morning Team Transplant, long time no blog! I’ve missed you guys!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of Team Transplant, starting with a fun event for volunteers to connect and view videos in the Show us Your Heart Video contest! ATF volunteers joined up with volunteers from Donor Alliance to screen the five submissions and spend some time getting to know each other. It was a great event… and really brought home the importance of our efforts. As I’ve mentioned before, we get caught up in recruitment and fundraising and cycling training, and sometimes it’s easy to forget the real effort behind it all: increasing awareness for this amazing, life-saving gift that we all carry. The videos were really amazing, and I’m not embarrassed to say that after it was through, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Check out the videos for yourself… and bring Kleenex! It was great to see all you fellow volunteers there.
In other news… May is National Bike Month! Keep an eye out around town for special events, opportunities for riding, and ride your bike to work day. This is a great opportunity to get out last year’s jersey and tell fellow cyclists about the ride and what we do! The League of American Bicyclists has a lot of information on ways to get involved and community events.
MOST IMPORTANTLY… are you joining us for the trek to Red Rocks this weekend? Saturday is forecasting to be a mild 62 degrees, perfect weather for a nice training ride and demo day at Red Rocks. [Link removed 6/7] This training ride will depart from Wheat Ridge Cyclery at 9AM, completing a 38-mile loop to Red Rocks and back. While at Red Rocks, take a break and enjoy Wheat Ridge Cyclery’s Demo Day! All team riders can demo bikes from Specialized, Orbea, Trek and Yeti on the road and mountain trails at Red Rocks that will be open for our use! Refreshments will be provided—it’s going to be a great day! RSVP to Brian and let him know you’ll be there! (If you’re not up for the 38-mile trip, you can always meet us at the Lower North Lot at Red Rocks for Demo Day, we’d love to see you!)
As always, Team Transplant, thanks for your hard work, your dedication, and for taking the time to read the blog and stay updated. If we don’t see you this weekend, we’ll see you at another upcoming event [Link removed 6/7]soon.
4 weeks and counting….!
Your devoted blogger!