9th Annual Venus de Miles Returns to Boulder County on August 27

On Saturday, August 27, women of all ages and athletic abilities will get on their bikes and take to the streets to help make the goals of low-income college students a reality.

What started as Colorado’s first women’s road ride and is now in its ninth year, Venus de Miles is a non-competitive ride offering a choice between 33-, 64- and 100-mile courses. The fun starts and ends at the Prospect Park in Longmont, and continues all along the course through Boulder County.

In 2015, more than 1,400 women participated and raised more than $46,000 for Greenhouse Scholars. We hope to exceed those marks this year.

“Venus de Miles is an exciting event that brings together women of all ages in the spirit of sisterhood and giving back to the community,” said Andrea Suponcic, Venus de Miles co-director. “The Scholars who benefit from Venus are exceptional students and leaders. It’s a real treat to see the women and the Scholars connect at Venus and celebrate their achievements together.”

With a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, many women select Venus de Miles for their first large, organized bike ride, then return year after year with friends and family.

With women in mind, no detail is overlooked. The fully supported course will include rest stops featuring fresh and organic snacks and drinks, while medical, mechanical, and motivational support will be in full supply. At the finish line festival, riders will be treated to lunch from popular local food trucks, handcrafted cocktails, local beer, spa treatments, and a unique vendor expo. Venus de Miles is truly an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups are still available. (Men are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer!)

Learn more about Venus de Miles and register here: www.venusdemiles.com/colorado/

To volunteer, visit: www.raceroster.com/events/2016/8146/venus-de-miles-colorado-2016/volunteer