GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. –
What do you do when you are an Olympic athlete whos games have been postponed? Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes decided to take a 24 hour bike ride across the Centennial state. The team took off from the Utah/ Colorado border at 6:30 pm Friday and hope to make it to Kansas by 6:30 pm Saturday. The ride, dubbed “Colorado Over COVID” aims to raise awareness and donations for the USA Triathlon Foundation COVID-19 Relief fund, and Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. The team has already raised more than $20,000. The nearly 500 mile trip will gain about four miles of elevation. If the team is to achieve its goal of making it in 24 hours the bikers will have to average 21MPH for the duration of the ride. To follow the team live today check out the team tracker HERE.