Sure, Coloradans love a multiday cycling trip or a local day-spin in the city. But what if you clipped in for a cause? The Denver Rescue Mission  is gearing up to break the cycle  of hunger with a 913-mile bike trip from Denver to Phoenix . The six-person squad, including President and CEO Brad Meuli , will hit the pavement on May 31.
The 11-day trip includes climbs over Kenosha Pass, Chambers Pass, and a 30-mile ascent to Payson , Arizona (with one rest day). The riders will arrive in Phoenix on June 10, just in time for the centennial 2013 Annual Convention  of the Association of Gospel Rescue Mission . The team’s goal is to raise $38,400, which will provide 20,000 meals to be distributed at the Denver Rescue Mission’s shelters and rehabilitation centers, including the Crossing , Champa House , and the Lawrence Street Shelter . The proceeds will also benefit the outreach program for men at the Wellington Harvest Farm —a 209-acre homestead where participants become caretakers of honeybees, the vegetable garden, greenhouse, crops, and livestock, including goats and cattle.
Get Involved: Help the team provide 20,000 meals to those in need by making an online donation  (the cost of one meal is $1.92), and raise awareness for the cause via social media.
—Image courtesy of Denver Rescue Mission