Kristin Vannorsdel wrote -
i25 Kia Copper Triangle benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's
The famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides. Graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs, the i25Kia.com Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies.
A spectacular 78-mile loop cresting three Colorado Mountain passes – Fremont Pass (elevation 11,318’), Tennessee Pass (elevation 10,424’) and Vail Pass (elevation 10,666’). The course passes three ski areas and is littered with historic mining outposts and camp Hale, the training ground for the famous 10th Mountain Division. The total elevation gain for the course is 5,981 ft. A great day on two wheels.
My family has done this ride for the past eight years in honor of my mother, Norma, who has Parkinson's. She has been a strong, courageous fighter, never giving up while taking care of others instead of herself. Please help us in honoring her and others with this disease by making donation to the Davis Phinney Foundation.
Our beneficiary, the Davis Phinney Foundation, is a non-profit whose mission is to help people living with Parkinson’s live well today. They provide life changing information, inspiration and tools that motivate people with Parkinson's to take action to improve their quality of life. In addition to their free-of-charge programs, the Foundation funds innovative research focused on exercise, speech, movement and other therapies.
For more info, visit www.davisphinneyfoundation.org