Monday, August 18, 2008
“Pedal Power” - Contribution from Becky in Denver
History was made in Colorado this past weekend as girlfriends from the Denver metro area participated in the 1st ever all-women’s bike ride. Because it was a new ride the organizers only expected 200 riders. Can you imagine the elation and excitement when 700 of us showed up for this inaugural event?
It was a cool and damp morning when we put mettle to the pedal to raise money for Greenhouse Scholars, an organization that helps high achieving but under-sourced students go to college. Boas, tutus, and crowns could be seen on many of the riders so this made for a colorful spectacle. And, of course, we were chatting with each other for the entire trip!
The word for the day was “shine” and shine we did as we raised enough to send 6 students to Colorado universities this year.
It was a true testament to the impact we girlfriends can make when we come together for a great cause.
EGG Board Member