Courage Classic FAQ

Quick links

Contact us

Have a question that’s not answered here? Connect with us about the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour at
courageclassic@childrenscoloradofoundation.org or 720-777-7499.

Donate

Please mail check donations to the following P.O. Box with rider name and number included on the check:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Attn: Courage Classic
PO Box 5003
Denver, CO 80217-5003

2024 event

You can ride, spin, run, hike, walk or even sleep in to support Children’s Hospital Colorado! There is no shortage of creative ideas out there, but we encourage you to start with Facebook!

Join our Courage Classic Facebook group to receive real-time event updates, connect with other supporters, share fundraising tips and ideas, and fuel the Courage Classic spirit as we count down to the tour!

Connect Your Fundraiser to Facebook to streamline your fundraising efforts. In just a few steps, you can create a connected Facebook fundraising page where friends can read your story, watch your progress and donate — all without ever leaving Facebook.

As a virtual participant, you are not required to meet a fundraising minimum, but can make a difference with every dollar you raise for the kids we serve and help your team reach their goal.

We are mailing rider packets to participants who meet their fundraising minimum by June 24 to avoid crowding and long wait times at Courage Classic check-in. Meet your fundraising minimum ($500 for adults, $125 for kids under 18) by June 24 to receive your rider packet in the mail and skip in-person check-in when you arrive at the tour.

Lifetime Fundraisers will receive an email about awards and recognition at the 2024 tour, and current year awards will be mailed after the Aug. 31 fundraising deadline. Participants who raise $2,500 or more in 2024 will be eligible for current year awards.

Learn more about awards and recognition.

Class 1 e-bikes are permitted on Summit County rec paths, which are accessed both days of Courage Classic. However, they are not permitted on the paths in Vail, which are included on our route from Vail to the top of Vail Pass.

Learn more about E-Bike use in Summit County.

Donations

Fundraising minimums must be met by rider check-in to ride in the tour.

Meet your fundraising minimum ($500 for adults, $125 for kids under 18) by June 24 to receive your rider packet in the mail and skip in-person check-in when you arrive at the tour.

The final fundraising deadline to meet your personal fundraising goal is Aug. 31. All donations must be received by Aug. 31 in order to count toward this year’s fundraising goal. Any donations received or postmarked after Aug. 31 will be applied to next year’s event.

Please mail check donations to the following P.O. Box:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Attn: Courage Classic
PO Box 5003
Denver, CO 80217-5003

To ensure your generous support is credited to the intended rider’s fundraising total, please download and include the offline donation form along with your check, and include the participant’s name and rider number on the check. Offline donations are accepted until Aug. 31 and must be postmarked by that date. Processing takes a few days.

You will see a confirmation page showing your Transaction Summary and you will receive a confirmation email.

Yes. Eligible donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes. If you would like a receipt re-issued, please contact us at gshelp@childrenscoloradofoundation.org.

Yes. Donations to support Courage Classic riders are tax deductible. However, rider registrations are not eligible for tax-deductible receipts since goods and services are being received in return (food, aid stations, full tour support, t-shirt, rider expo, and much more).

On the Participant Center Home tab, scroll down to the “Donation Report” section.

A section on a participant’s fundraising page listing donations made on their behalf. The online donation form gives donors the option to choose whether or not they would like their name and/or the donation amount displayed.

You can transfer a whole donation to another registered rider if you are over your fundraising minimum. If you are on a team, the donation can only be transferred to a rider on the same team. The donation cannot be split. Ex: If John Smith donated $100 to your ride, the donation must be transferred as $100 to another rider.

Rider registration

No. Courage Classic registration fees are non-refundable. Even if you do not ride, you are welcome to pick up your rider goods at the tour or have them mailed to you for a small shipping fee. Contact us at courageclassic@childrenscoloradofoundation.org or 720-777-7499 with questions. If you do not ride, you are not responsible for collecting donations. If you have already collected donations, please mail them to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Attn: Courage Classic
PO Box 5003
Denver, CO 80217-5003

In the Participant Center, click the Profile tab and in the Questions section, you will be able to edit all of your responses to the questions you were asked when you registered.

In the Participant Center, click the Profile tab and in the Profile section, you will see a spot to update your email. Or, you can go to My Account and click on the “My Profile” box. Click the link to “Edit Your Profile.”

In the Participant Center, click the Profile tab and in the Profile section, you will be able to edit your password. You can also change your password in My Account by clicking on the “My Profile” box, on the link to “Change/Reset Password.” If you have forgotten your password, you can request it on the My Account login page.

Facebook Fundraising

No. You must create the Facebook Fundraiser through your Participant Center. Fundraisers created directly on Facebook will not link to your Courage Classic account. Watch a brief tuorial on how to connect your Courage Classic fundraising to Facebook.

Donations will sync between the two sites. If you customize your Personal Page, fundraising goal, etc. in the Participant Center, these customizations will sync to your Facebook Fundraiser. This is a one-way sync, so updating information on the Facebook Fundraiser will not sync to your Participant Center. We suggest making all your customizations BEFORE creating your Facebook Fundraiser. Once your Facebook Fundraiser is created, it will not pick up any changes made afterwards in your Participant Center.

When you donate, you will receive an email from Facebook with a receipt to the email address associated with your Facebook account. Visit the Facebook Payment History page if you need to reprint that receipt. This receipt is all you need for tax purposes.

Facebook Fundraising refunds are processed through Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. Please reach out to us at gshelp@childrenscoloradofundation.org with refund requests or questions.

We recommend self-donating through the Courage Classic website to activate the “I Donated” badge. The badge is not triggered to display on your fundraiser if you donate to your ride via Facebook Fundraising. Please reach out to us at courageclassic@childrenscoloradofoundation.org with questions.

Gifts are listed on your donor honor roll as “Facebook Fundraiser” per Facebook’s privacy policy. You can see who gave to you via your Facebook Fundraiser in the Recent Activity section in your Participant Center, or on your Facebook Fundraiser. Some donations may be listed on your Facebook Fundraiser as private donations because the donor did not opt-in to information sharing.

Participant Center

Log in to My Account and select the “Courage Classic” box. If you have forgotten your password, you can request it on the My Account login page and select “Trouble signing in”.

Once you are registered and in the participant center, you can change your fundraising goal and personal page story, see donations you’ve received, send emails, connect Facebook fundraising and more!

There is a separate FAQ for the participant center that lives in the participant center (must be logged in to view).

Once you are logged in and in the current year’s event, click the FAQs tab to learn more about the participant center.

Teams

Donations over $5,000 to a specific team are now eligible for benefits from Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation!

A team donation of $5,000 or more is eligible for benefits, but sponsors can request no benefits if they wish. When receiving benefits from Children’s Colorado Foundation, event and team sponsors will be issued a receipt with the fair market value (FMV) removed from the tax-deductible amount.

Please reach out to sponsorships@childrenscoloradofoundation.org for more information, and the full list of sponsorship levels and benefits.

Donors are able to select a team to which their donation can be credited without having to choose an individual rider. Simply click the green “Donate Now” button on the top right corner of a team page to make a team donation. Learn more about team fundraising.

Teams do not have a required fundraising total. If you would like to transfer a donation to a different rider, we are happy to do that. Please contact us at courageclassic@childrenscoloradofoundation.org.