A Day When Dreams Come True

On the morning of May 7th, hundreds of kids and their parents showed up with huge smiles on their faces. It was time for Project ReCycle’s annual Dream-Bike Giveaway at Goddard Middle School. Each student earned their own bike based on teacher recommendation for attendance, behavior, and grade improvement. Out of 195 students, 175 earned a new bike, helmet, lock, and water bottle!

A sea of bicycles were spread out on the grass that morning waiting to be picked by the children. There were rows of bikes for every size and taste… some were pink with fringe hanging off the handlebars, some were cruisers, and then there were mountain bikes with shocks and gears.

DSC03542The children were measured and fitted for their new bikes and helmets. Volunteer bike mechanics stood by with racks and tools to make sure each bike was in top notch condition.

After the kids chose their bikes, there was lots more to do. Many hopped right on and sped off on their new ride, zooming around the school drop-off loop. A couple of the boys had a race! For those who didn’t feel like riding quite yet, there was a bike-decorating station and a face-painting station. The boys loved the sound that old-school playing cards made after they stuck them in the tire spokes. And the girls seemed to enjoy the pinwheels, fringe, and all things sparkly.

Project ReCycle also provided lots of goodies… volunteers were making freshly-popped popcorn, fluffy, pink cotton candy and serving bagels, donuts, and drinks.

It turned out to be a fun time for all. Many thanks go out to all of the dedicated volunteers. This event could not take place without your help! And congratulations to all the students who earned their amazing, new bikes!

Press Release: Wacky Bike Ride Changes Hands

LONE TREE, FEBRUARY 18,2016  –  As avid cyclists, siblings Susie and Ted Wargin participated in many organized bicycle rides and five years ago, they decided to start their own ride, the Wacky Bike Ride. Starting in Highlands Ranch, the ride benefited the Douglas County Educational Foundation, a program for Douglas County schools. The Wacky Bike Ride grew over the last 5 years and has a loyal following of cyclists, volunteers and sponsors. After the September 2015 event, the siblings decided it was time to make some changes and has entered a 3 year agreement turning the event over to Douglas County non-profit Project ReCycle.

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Wacky Bike Ride, Team PR and Ride The Rockies News

Wacky Bike Ride

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PR is now the official beneficiary of the Wacky Bike Ride. The decision to purchase the ride is our commitment to add sustainable sources of income for our Non-Profit. We are delighted to be working with Susie and Ted Wargin, the ride founders. They have agreed to remain engaged in the ride as Emcees and event consultants. The collaboration made sense since our vision lined up with the ride purpose of helping children.  Our engagement will allow us to extend our support of children’s education beyond Douglas County.   Although we are hoping to keep the route the same for this year, we are adding a couple of great amenities for your entertainment. The website should be updated by March 1st. meanwhile like us on FB, and follow us on Twitter.

 

Team PR

jacketIf you haven’t signed up for the team this year, please do so ASAP.

We will be extending our Team Jacket bonus with registration until 2/29/2016.

We delayed the printing of jerseys until we could finalize our purchase of the Bike Ride. We have added a Wacky reference to the team jerseys, so we are now ready for final approval. For a complete list of team benefits, please follow the link below. you can also pay via the secured link.

 

Ride the Rockies Guaranteed Entry

rtrAs a collaborative partner of the RTR we have secured 18 guaranteed entries to the ride.  The RTR ride is only open to 2000 riders. Signing directly with them does not guarantee acceptance since they operate a lottery system to select participants.  The event sells out every year and many are turned away. As a member of our team, we have a guaranteed entry waiting for you.  We have 8 team members committed already. We have room for 10 more. Last year we had 18 people representing PR on this week long ride. Want to learn more or have an interest? please email me with the link below. Guaranteed Registration codes are available on first come basis. Registration closes 2/28/2016. Don’t Delay.

Primal Wear and Project ReCycle

Primal Wear, an upbeat, cycling apparel store in Cherry Creek, has been creating Project ReCycle’s jerseys for five years now.  The team that makes up this great company has been collaborating with AJ Stapleton, Executive Director of Project ReCycle, over these past years designing colorful, artistic jerseys for the non-profit. Tyler Reeves, a Project Manager at Primal Wear, became a volunteer for Project ReCycle because he likes what the non-profit is about.  “After attending A Night of Laughter, I felt I wanted to be a part of planning a fun night that is all about charity,” said Tyler.  So he joined the committee this last Fall. “AJ and his wife and crew are so much fun to work with.”

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Kyle Haas on Project ReCycle and Web-design

Kyle Haas is the designer behind the fresh new look and website for Project ReCycle.  He has also taken on a new venture with his web-design service called onestopsiteshop.com.  Kyle provides affordable and highly safe websites.  Along with working his full-time job, he launched this new business about 7 weeks ago.  Kyle started designing his own websites 8 years ago.  It helped him pay some bills and have fun being creative and helping others. “I enjoy helping others; it gives me a lot of energy,” said Kyle.   After college, Kyle started taking web-design more seriously.

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A Night filled with Laughter

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Last week, on the night of November 4th, Comedy Works was filled with laughter. It was Project ReCycle’s 4th annual “Night of Laughter”, the non-profit’s largest fund-raiser. This year’s headliner featured Phil Palisoul’s humorous antics. The audience played along with Phil and had an amazing time.  The doors opened at 5:30 pm with a silent auction, food, and spirits. Individuals and businesses donated items everywhere from an autographed Kenny Chesney guitar to Ride the Rockies guaranteed entries…. by the time the night was over there was $50,000 brought in for the charity! This year packed in the fun and people- over 350 volunteers, board members, and friends joined in. Read more

Pedal the Plains with Project ReCycle

Get ready cyclists, there’s another big ride coming up.  On the weekend of September 18-20, Pedal the Plains will be riding through the towns of Julesburg, Holyoke, and Sterling.IMG_3015

This 3-day bike event has many route options. For those cyclists that want to really push their limits there is the Century Option. And for those who want a laid back ride- there is the Family Fun Ride. Project ReCycle is sponsoring the family ride.   Read more

5th Annual Wacky Bike Ride

Hey cyclists, it’s time to register for the 5th Annual Wacky Bike Ride. This year’s ride takes place on Sunday, September 13th. Come on out and help support Team Project ReCycle and Douglas County schools at the same time. A part of every rider’s registration fee goes to supplying new school supplies to students in Douglas County.

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4th Annual Night of Laughter…

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It’s almost that time of year again for the “Night of Laughter”, Project ReCycle’s biggest fundraiser.  This year promises to be one of the best yet…. so you’ll want to grab your tickets soon.

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Inspiring Neighbor, Making sure kids have bikes

by: Adriana Aguilar

http://www.castlerockco.com/inspiring-neighbor-project-recycle-making-sure-kids-have-bikes/

There’s not many things that come close to seeing a child’s face light up when they get their first bicycle. However, sometimes, due to financial reasons, there are many children whose families do not have the capacity to give them that experience during their youth. In 2008, Albert ‘AJ’ Stapleton, co-founder of Project ReCycle, decided he wanted to change that fact and make more bikes available to kids who would not otherwise have one.

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