June 30 - Denver
Today we rode into Denver! We had Bruce Rogers on our ride again which was cool! Getting into the city and out of the mountains was one of the most complicated rides. We had almost 20 turns to mark to get the guys to their destination! Upon arriving in Denver we joined up with the TransAmerica team. It was cool to meet some of the guys on the other route.
Once we made it to Denver we got the opportunity to walk onto the Bronco's football field. We used to have a past Pi Alpha who worked at the stadium, and got us access. Now they still let us see the stadium because they love what we are doing. It was really cool seeing the fraternity and Ability Experience logos up on the jumbotron!
We then headed to the Colorado State Capital for our first major arrival since Sacramento! I didn't get to see them ride in because I was holding a parking spot for one of the arrival vans, but it still was cool to see everyone's families, and hang out on the Capital lawn!
After arrival we dropped our stuff off at our hotel, showered and headed to a friendship visit.
The friendship visit was called Pedal for Pennies, which is a collaboration for the Colorado Special Olympics. Our guys got to ride around the lake with some of the Olympians, and we are and danced. It is one of the coolest friendship visits that we have the whole trip, and it really was fun. It absolutely was a celebration of the abilities of all people!
After the visit, I was very tired, so rather than going out on the town, I went straight to bed.