Team Samaritan House in the News


Team Samaritan House hits $1 million mark for homeless shelters

ycling team continues to raise funds, will hold kick-off event March 1 at Samaritan House shelter. Team Samaritan House cyclists have raised more than $1 million for Catholic Charities’ homeless shelters throughout northern Colorado after 10 years of raising funds through cycling events to support those in need. Catholic Charities, Denver, 2.27.2020


Cycling team conquers Colorado Rockies to raise money for the homeless

A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the high-altitude ride to raise money for programs and services provided by Denver Catholic Charities for homeless people. Catholic Courier, 7.5.2018


Ride with Purpose: Team Samaritan House – Ride the Rockies 2017

For a dedicated group of cyclists, Ride the Rockies 2017 was more than just an opportunity to travel through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It was a chance to give back to others by riding for Team Samaritan House. The seven-day journey began in Alamosa and ended in Salida, presenting some of the most beautiful, but also some of the most challenging, cycling in the country.  Mile High Sports, 7.20.2017


Andre van Hall Casts Great Vision With No Sight

Andre van Hall is a national speaker, workshop facilitator and adjunct professor who just completed his sixth Ride the Rockies tour, a bike ride that covers more than 400 miles and 32,000 vertical feet. Previously he had a 40-year career managing Hyatt, Radisson, St. Regis and other luxury hotels around the world, and he’s an alumnus of Cornell University. Oh, and he is blind. Due to a combination of pre-existing conditions, van Hall lost his eyesight completely in the summer of 2011. Connect Faith, 6.23.2017


Helping others: The ride of your life

Near the beginning of a 464-mile bike tour, my right knee gave out. I pulled over to a Ride the Rockies aid station in a tiny town in Colorado and lay down in the grass, in pain, my knee swollen. I felt alone and helpless. When I received help, my sense of relief and security was overwhelming. When you can’t help yourself, it’s a cold and lonely feeling. It really takes your breath away. Denver Catholic, 5.26.2017


Ride the Rockies cyclist survives crash, returns to raise funds for homeless

Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement pole vaulted Schwein over his handlebars and on the ground face first at 30 mph. Few cyclists like Schwein escaped permanent brain injury, or death, after a similar accident—this one breaking eight bones in his face, he said. He overcame his fears and began to ride again weeks later. Catholic Charities, Denver, 2016