Misty Garcia and her family are big fans of bicycling. A teacher at Madison Elementary School with one kid in the school district and a 2-year-old on his way to the district, she’s also a big fan of the schools.
That’s why Garcia and her family were excited for the Ride4Success on Saturday morning starting at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley.
“It’s like a win-win,” Garcia laughed.
About 300 riders brought their bikes to Lincoln Park to take one of four route options for the event. Garcia and her family took the 10-mile route in northern Greeley along the Poudre Trail. More cyclists signed up for the 50- and 62-mile rides this year than last year, according to Julie Hill, the executive director of the Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools.
This is the fourth Ride4Success the Success Foundation has organized to raise funds for Greeley-Evans School District 6. Hill said the foundation is continuing to focus on innovation in the district, with the goal of finishing implementation of blended learning program at six elementary schools this year.
“Across the board, kids that are in blended learning environments are outperforming those who are in traditional environments,” she said.