H.O.W.L. riders are supporting three great causes in Denver Metro and Colorado

and saying a special
“THANK YOU” to Governor Bill Ritter!!



Bicycle Colorado

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The mission of Bicycle Colorado is to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for cyclists in Colorado.
Some of their recent successes include:
  • Ending the State Patrol's damaging cap on bicycling events
  • Gaining hundreds of miles of new shoulders for bicycling on state roads
  • Changing the law to allow bicyclists to ride side-by-side when safe
  • Securing $8.9 million for Colorado communities to develop bicycle routes to schools
  • Ending the bicycle ban on the Central City Parkway
  • Ensuring mountain biker representation in the planning and preservation of open space lands
  • Ending the ban on racing events in northern Colorado
  • Changing the law to allow bicyclists to signal right turns with the right hand & ending the law that required bicyclists to dismount in a crosswalk
  • Protecting and improving important mountain bike trails
  • Gaining 24 hour access for bicycles on light rail trains



The Front Rangers - Denver

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The Front Rangers Cycling Club, established in January 1993, was founded on the belief that direct interaction with youth will offset the influences of drugs, gang membership, crime, and other social ills facing young people today.
  • Members of The Front Rangers Cycling Club:
  • Introduce urban youth to cycling as an alternative activity to drugs, gangs, and ensure continued participation through the progression of the program.
  • Actively promote drug-free lifestyles, self-discipline, and the value of education through example and encouragement.
  • Educate and promote bicycle safety and the rules of riding on the open road.
  • Promote healthy activities with urban youth, the community, and law enforcement officers.
  • Offer positive role models for "at-risk" youth and cultivate such role models within the community.
  • Develop cycling talent by offering advanced and competitive racing opportunities.
  • Organize large scale cycling events/races in the metro area in order to expose youth members to new cycling venues. In addition, enthusiastic youth and adult members meet for regular weekly rides. These rides and events begin in January and continue throughout the summer cycling season. 


The Rise School - Denver

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The Rise School of Denver is an inclusive, therapeutic preschool whose mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services to typically developing children and children with developmental delays. In 2007, they were awarded the Charles L. Tutt Award of Excellence in Education by the prestigious El Pomar Foundation. Qualistar, Colorado’s premier independent evaluation program, awarded the Rise School their highest rating (FOUR STARS) in 2008 and 2009.

  • All of Rise’s Lead Teachers have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis is Special Education and most of the Teacher’s Aides have a Bachelor’s degree or some Early Childhood Education classes. The student-teacher ratio is a very low 3 to 1.
  • Rise’s unique schedule is very important to the children’s development. The school operates from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, eleven months out of the year. The longer pre-school day gives the teachers and therapists the time to assure every child reaches their educational and therapeutic goals.
  • Integrated therapy is one of the most critical aspects of the Rise philosophy. Therapy is delivered into all classrooms five days per week and includes speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy and music therapy. Therapy goals are educationally relevant and are implemented collaboratively by the therapists and teaching staff.
  • More than 50% of Rise’s operating budget is generated through fundraising. We are pleased to partner with The Rise School of Denver to create awareness, and hopefully, a source of funding.

Thank you for helping make the Rise School of Denver a 'Special Place Where All Kids Shine'.