Here is a message from Bryan Warnecke & his Pink Lightning tour:
2014 Courage Tour: VailI am 15 years old and I have cystic fibrosis. I am now in those critical teenage years when CF does its greatest damage. My care includes 50 pills and two half-hour respiratory physical therapy treatments each day as well as ongoing visits to Children’s. Our family and friends have always been unbelievably supportive, especially my big brother, Jake, who is always there to stand up for me.
I ride because I love Children’s Hospital and all that Dr. Frank Accurso, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Pulmonology Section Head, and Medical Director of the Core Laboratory at Children’s Clinical Translational Research Center, and the incredible cystic fibrosis center staff do to keep me healthy, active and pursuing my dreams. Last year, I raised over $70,000 in the Courage Classic thanks to the generous support of family, friends and even strangers that were touched by the story. I am especially thankful to Scott Kennedy, Julie Price and all of my teammates on the Cherry Creek Insurance Group Team.
This year I intend to ride over 1,000 miles in 43 days around Colorado to thank Children’s Hospital for keeping me healthy and to encourage other kids with disabilities to remain physically active and pursue their dreams. We will cross the finish line on the first day of the Courage Classic.
Why Pink Lightning? I love hockey and realized years ago that I really would not have the lung capacity to skate up and down the ice with as much stamina as others, so I decided to play goalie where my quickness is more important and lung capacity is less important. My goalie coach gave me the nickname ”Pink Lightning” because of the pink goalie pads that I wore and because of my lightning quickness.
Ride 7 – Silverthorne / Vail
Ride 7 finds us touring “The Summit” (Summit County) as we ride 35.93 miles from Silverthorne to Vail. We will go through Frisco and along the shores of beautiful Lake Dillion. We will also be going past Copper Mountain, the host town of the 2014 Courage Classic. Please join our Courage Classic team here.
10:30-11:00am / Silverthorne Town Pavilion • 400 Blue River Pkwy • Silverthorne, CO 80498 • Directions • More Info
11:00am-2:00pm / Ride See The Route Here
2:00-2:30pm / Donovan Park • 1600 S Frontage Road • West Vail, CO 81657
Ride 8 – Vail / Beaver Creek / Avon / Edwards / Eagle
We continue on Ride 8 with another “two-fer” with two rides that go from Vail to Eagle. The first leg is 11.93 miles from Vail to Edwards.
9:00-10:00am / Donovan Park • 1600 S Frontage Road • West Vail, CO 81657 • Directions
10:00-11:00am /Ride See The Route Here
11:00-12:00pm /Riverwalk • 27 Main Street • Edwards, CO 81632
After lunch, we will then ride 16.65 miles from Edwards through Wolcott along the Bellyache Ridge, ending up at Eagle.
2:00-2:30pm / Eagle CO Fire Protection • 425 E 3rd Street • Eagle, CO 81631 • 970-328-7244