Every few months, over 70 motorcyclists get together to ride the long stretch of highway through Colorado’s Rockies. Already this year the participants of Iron Pony Express have raised thousands of dollars to benefit campers with disabilities.
Their journey began about 20 years when Ross Howell, a portfolio consultant at Charles Schwab started scheduling rides to raise money for this good cause. Donations allow charity recipients to attend the Easter Seals Village Camp, in Empire.
The ride is a 126-miles from Denver to Evergreen with various stops in Central City and Golden. “We’re hoping to have about 100 riders for this one, which is why we planned it to be after the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally,” said Howell in the Denver Post article.
Registration for Chucker’s End of Summer Poker Run is at 9 a.m. at Chatfield’s Sports Bar and Grill. For more information on the Iron Pony Express visit their Facebook page, and learn more about the services Easter Seals Colorado offers at www.easterseals.com.
“It is a 24/7 job,” Howell said in the article. “Raising money so people can go to camp also gives their caregiver’s much needed respite time.”