Deer Creek Challenge

Terri and Lisa, ATF volunteersThis year, the Foundation’s charity cycling team, Team Transplant, was invited to participate at the inaugural Deer Creek Challenge on Sunday, August 29th! Ten riders, including kidney recipient Jeff Leone, rode in the Challenge to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. Jeff also rode to prove that it’s possible to lead a healthy, active life after transplant.

Volunteers staffed an educational booth at the race expo to inform riders about organ and tissue donation and to answer questions.

The Deer Creek Challenge has three courses that start in Littleton, Colorado and wind through beautiful Deer Creek Canyon; there’s the 33-mile course, the Metric Century, and—for the truly fit—the Century. With more than 12,700 feet elevation gain, this is the toughest century in the United States!

2 replies
  1. Dianne Miller
    Dianne Miller says:

    I am really interested in this bicycling, but I am not able or in shape to do this at this particular time because I had my back rebuilt -6 hour surgery with 8 plates, rods, and 2 inch screws. I am a bicycle Patrol in Arizona, and a National Ski Patrol First Responder. I would like information on all your events. I am actually a swimmer in trainning now for the World TX Games in Sweden for June of 2011. Thank you very much. Dianne Allen Miller

    • katie
      katie says:

      Thank you for your comment, Dianne! To receive announcements for all of our events, I recommend joining our email list or subscribing to the blog’s RSS feed. I hope you recover from your back injury and will be able to join us for a cycling event in the future. Good luck training for the World Transplant Games!

      Take care,
      Katie Cicerchi
      Outreach & External Affairs Coordinator


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