Ride in the Courage Classic

Join your community to create a better world for children, dollar by dollar, pedal by pedal, one mountain pass at a time.

Why ride?

You have the opportunity to conquer mountains, help transform children’s health and be a part of raising millions. All for Children’s Hospital Colorado patients. All experience levels are welcome. You can help create a better world for children, dollar by dollar, pedal by pedal, one mountain pass at a time.

Something for everyone

Join us for a two-day tour, July 20-21, 2024, in Copper Mountain with fully supported routes each day for all rider levels and abilities, and endless celebrations. Be a part of the Courage Classic excitement and community this summer while making a difference for the kids and families who depend on Children’s Colorado for care.

Rider registration fee

Early registration discount through May 1
$50 adult rider registration (ages 18+)
$25 child rider registration (ages 17 or younger)

May 1 through tour weekend
$150 adult rider registration
$75 child rider registration

Your registration fee includes:

  • Daily breakfast, stocked aid stations every 8-20 miles, lunch on course on Saturday, and the Finish Line Lunch on Sunday
  • Full tour support, including sag wagons, medical first aid and mechanical aid
  • Courage Classic T-shirt
  • Courage Classic hosted celebrations
  • Sponsor giveaways

Fundraising minimum

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 include rider name and number on all check donations. Processing takes a few days.

Raise money for kids anywhere, anytime as a virtual participant

Can’t attend the in-person event? Not a cyclist but want to join the Courage Classic community? Participate as an individual, join a team or captain a team virtually to help us go the distance (from anywhere) for child health! There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum for virtual participants. You can access to the same tools and resources as riders and are eligible to receive the same recognition and awards. Virtual participants who raise $500 or more by June 24 will receive a Courage Classic T-shirt by mail!

The Courage Classic is so much more than a bike ride. Whether you ride to raise money, make a connection, push your own physical limits, this weekend will leave a lasting impression. Many lifelong friends are made in Copper, we even have had a couple marriages born out of a Wheels connection. Your first Courage Classic will not be your last!

Amber Dunlap riding in the Courage Classic

Amber Dunlap, Wheels of Justice

Your support is changing the future of child health

Children’s Hospital Colorado sees more, treats more and heals more children than any hospital in our seven-state region. As a nonprofit, our world-class patient care, research, and advocacy are fueled by generous donors.

Courage Classic riders join a community who challenge themselves physically, mentally, and by fundraising to support our mission: To eradicate childhood disease and create healthier and safer communities so that, one day, children will no longer need us.

Earn fundraising recognition badges along the way based on number of years ridden, and cumulative and current year fundraising.

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Join a community of grateful Children’s Colorado patients and families, dedicated caregivers, loyal donors and corporate partners investing in kids’ health.

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You make stories of hope and healing possible