july 22, 2017 lake forest, il // august 26, 2017 longmont, co
Venus de Miles is Colorado and Illinois’ first and largest women's bike ride and finish line festival. Multiple course options welcome all ability levels and ages to this celebration of sisterhood and community. Registration includes extensive on-course support, complimentary lunch, cocktails, pampering, commemorative t-shirt, and a lot of fun.
The event benefits Greenhouse Scholars, an education non-profit that cultivates extraordinary college students from low-income communities. Our program supports, inspires, and drives our Scholars to be catalysts for change in their lives, their families, and their communities - forever.
At Venus de Miles we take great care to create an encouraging, supportive atmosphere and high quality event experience for our participants. The women who take part are working towards a goal of leading better,
healthier lives - just as the Scholars the event benefits are working to improve their lives and, ultimately, their communities. At the finish line festival both groups come together in one inspirational celebration of our respective accomplishments.
We want your Venus de Miles experience to go beyond event day so we have created groups and opportunities for you to engage with other like-minded ladies throughout the spring and summer. Consider joining one of our Venus de Miles MeetUp groups in Colorado and Illinois, the Venus de Miles Club run by Full Cycle in Colorado, and various special events throughout the season that we communicate through our eblasts and Facebook page.
Greenhouse Scholars works with a distinct group of relentless leaders who have overcome unimaginable challenges in their young lives such as homelessness, violence, loss, and more. We support them through four years of college and beyond with resources such as one-on-one mentoring, an extensive professional network, internships, peer support, and grants for additional opportunities such as research or service projects, study abroad, etc.