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TTB: Tide the Rockies Announces Grant Program


Media Contact: Kiera Skinner


Ride The Rockies Announces Grant Program

Grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a Telluride non-profit



Telluride, Colorado (February 12, 2013) - Last week, Telluride celebrated the announcement of the 2013 Ride The Rockies route that will start in Telluride on June 9 and end in Colorado Springs on June 15 after covering 513 miles. The 28th annual Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour will bring 2,000+ cycling enthusiasts and their families and friends into the area to kick-off the weeklong event. In addition to generating an estimated $250,000 of revenue into the local economy, the Ride The Rockies/Denver Post Community Foundation will generously donate a $5,000 grant to a non-profit organization in each host community. The program is designed to support nonprofit agencies that work to improve the lives of Coloradans in the towns hosting the Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour.


The Ride The Rockies/Denver Post Community Foundation grant program funds nonprofit organizations that provide services for low-income children and youth through recreation, education or the arts and/or agencies that offer direct-service literacy programs.  Local organizations that provide programs and services that meet these guidelines are eligible to apply for funding.


“We are honored to be associated with an event that shares similar values to Telluride,” said Michael Martelon, President and CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board. “The grant program demonstrates how Ride The Rockies supports the vitality of our community through funding youth services.”


Applications are available online at The deadline for applications is Friday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. Applications must arrive by the deadline to be considered. Grants will be reviewed by the Ride The Rockies/Denver Post Community Foundation selection committee and applicants will be notified of their status in mid-April. Check presentations will be held in June during the Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour.



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