After having ridden to the top of Cottonwood Pass, a 12,100 foot pass in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, on Day 5 of the Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Wanda Roche of Loveland, was at the top of the world. After celebrating with photos, she and her friends began the exhilarating descent. After just 3 minutes of riding, another cyclist lost control and crashed into Wanda, catapulting her off the side of the road into a ravine below. It soon became apparent to rescuers that Wanda had suffered a serious back injury, along with a fractured right arm. Wanda was airlifted to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO where doctors performed surgery on her back and arm. Wanda will face extensive and costly rehab over the next year to regain her ability to lead an independent life. despite her serious injuries, Wanda remains courageous and positive! –


For more information on Wanda or to make a donation:   

Benefit Ride
Saturday, September 28
Lee’s Cyclery 931 E. Harmony Road Ft. Collins
9:00am – 56 mile route map
10:00am- 26 mile route map
11:00am- 6 mile route map
Lunch Buffet 12:00-2:00pm
Minimum donation $60, includes lunch.
100% of your ride donation is going to support Wanda!
Fort Collins Cycling Club is donating the cost for all ride organization expenses, lunch at Ryan’s and liability insurance costs.

For more information or to register for Wanda’s Ride:

Dinner, Concert and Silent Auction
On Wednesday, September 25th there will be a benefit dinner, concert, and silent auction to support Wanda Roche.  The event will take place from 6 PM to 10 PM at Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill located at 925 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins.  In addition to the dinner and concert there will be a silent auction with some great items. Along with several jerseys, helmets, and other cycling related goods and services donated by many of the local bike shops we also have an aluminum and bamboo frame from Aluboo, a No.9 Carbon Thru Axle Cross Fork from Whisky Parts and two sets of A23 rims from Velocity USA.  Bidding for all silent auction items will end at 8:30 PM, and you must be present to win.
For more information on the dinner and concert: