Venus de (67) Miles
August 30, 2011
Sunday morning Alex and I woke up before the sun! We headed up north in ELBY the LOVE BUS for what would be a LONG but EPIC day of fun! Our good friend, Jen, from 34 Degrees Crisp Breads, rallied a crew of girls to ride in the Venus de Miles, while the boys worked one of the rest stops spreadin’ the LOVE!
It was a very spontaneous, last-minute decision for me to ride…especially when Jen said 67miles! But the day couldn’t have been any better! Here’s a summary on what VENUS DE MILES is all about:
“Venus de Miles is a lot of things – a celebration of sisterhood, support for Greenhouse Scholars, and crazy fun – but one thing it’s not is a race. So, don’t be afraid to walk your bike up that hill, stop to listen to a band, and, most importantly, enjoy yourself.
provides comprehensive personal and financial support to high-performing, under-resourced college students. Using our unique Whole Person© approach, which offers intellectual, academic, professional, and financial support, we are cultivating the next generation of community leaders. The day our Scholars leave college, they’ll be prepared to succeed in their professional endeavors and make significant contributions in their communities.”
This incredible event was such a blast to be a part of! It was amazing to see so many women riders…2,500 of them all riding together for such an amazing cause! The day was long, but the rest stops full of great people and delicious treats kept us going! We climbed from Longmont to Jamestown up to Lyons and over to Hygiene…67 miles and 4.5hours later we returned to Longmont…exhausted but with a huge feeling of accomplishment!
It was great to know that only my 6th time on my bike this year that I could put in close to 70miles. Luckily summer is still lingering so I can rack up some more rides before the snow begins to fall!
HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE AMAZING WOMEN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS RACE!!