Updated: Jan 8
Event Date: August 9, 2020, 8:15AM, Farm House, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton, CO
Please join friends, family, and fans of Alli Gerkman on August 9, 2020 at 8:15AM at the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane in Littleton, Colorado for a fun, free, casual self-supported bike ride to celebrate Alli’s love for riding, her infectious laughter, and her extraordinary legacy. Register here today!
Start the celebration now by ordering a fun jersey with Alli’s likeness—sure to bring smiles for miles! Jersey orders are due by May 20, 2020 by clicking here. The link will take you directly to Primal Wear where you can order your $55 jersey with shipping direct to you. Jersey measurements are provided on the website. These jerseys are being sold at cost and will be mailed to you by Primal Wear around July 10th in time for a few test rides before the August event.
Support Wish for Wheels:
Honor Alli by sharing the gift of a bike with a child through Wish for Wheels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives new bikes and helmets to 2nd graders in Title I schools. The gift of a bike fosters wellness, community, higher attendance in school, better test scores, and that wonderful feeling of FREEDOM we all know and love as we ride our bikes. You can donate any amount by clicking here. There is no obligation to give, but if you do wish to make a donation, you may do so online or in person at Alli’s Rally.
We will gather at 8:15AM on August 9th and depart promptly at 8:30AM from Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane in Littleton, Colorado. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. There is no additional registration and no fee for this family-friendly recreation path ride.
There will be a range of route options for beginner to advanced riders, including a kid-friendly ride for families. Each route will be led by a volunteer from Wish for Wheels. All rides are self-supported so bring your own ample hydration and nutrition for the ride.
All rides will end at the Farm House where we will gather outside and share games, memories, and delicious craft brews and refreshments available for purchase at the Farm House. You’ll also have the opportunity to donate to Wish for Wheels and learn more about their incredible work to give new bikes and helmets to 2nd graders in low-income communities, bringing health and happiness to children in Colorado.
About Alli Gerkman
Alli Gerkman was a superhero. Truth.
She was Senior Director at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). She served on a number of Colorado Supreme Court committees focused on improving the profession’s ability to serve consumers. She was a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) Board and the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency.
Alli was honored in 2019 with the CWBA Mary Lathrop Award, an honor previously awarded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice. The Denver Business Journal selected Alli as a “40 Under 40” honoree in 2018. She was also awarded the CWBA Foundation’s Raising the Bar award in 2017, as one of a select few “Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar Through System Reform or Innovation.” She was a fellow of the American and Colorado Bar Foundations and a member of the CWBA Foundation Circle of Minerva.
She was widely known as an innovative and passionate leader in legal reform and access to justice. She wasn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. When she was diagnosed with a small-cell tumor in her breast in 2015 her passion for life and social change were amplified in ways that have forever inspired her friends, family, colleagues, and the many people whose lives she touched.
Alli loved cycling and time with family, friends, and colleagues and we all loved this time with her right back. Alli passed away on August 31st, 2019 from a rare form of cancer but she is still very much with those of us who hold her in our hearts. This ride is an opportunity to celebrate Alli’s love and light within us, and to remember to carry on her incredible legacy of social justice and social change.
Kristi Disney Bruckner is an attorney specializing in environmental law and policy, and international resources transactions law and policy, with over 15 years of experience working on complex international law and policy issues. Ms. Bruckner is the Executive Director at Sustainable Development Strategies Group (SDSG), where she develops and implements research, assessment, and capacity-building programs focused on extractive industries and sustainable development. She has worked with government, community and industry stakeholders around the world to review and improve mining law and policy frameworks; build capacity to negotiate and manage natural resource contracts and company-community agreements; and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Her work has included research and co-authorship of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) validation reports for 16 countries. She has also worked with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) to complete Mining Policy Framework Assessments and capacity building seminars for IGF Members. Ms. Bruckner is currently working with the IGF Secretariat to develop guidance on environmental and social impact assessment and management.