"A Church that is poor and for the poor has to fight … We cannot become starched Christians, too polite, who speak of theology calmly over tea. We have to become courageous Christians and seek out those (who need help most)." - Pope Francis

Please support Catholic Charities and The Samaritan House with me as I Ride the Rockies!

This summer I'll ride 473 miles and climb 41,875 ft in elevation in 7 days during Ride the Rockies. It will be super EPIC!

What an honor it is to be rdigin for such a wonderful organization! Samaritan House Homeless Shelter DOES AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL WORK!

Last year ALONE at Samaritan House:

  • 226 residents found employment
  • 65% of our single residents left the shelter with an income source
  • 63% of our families left the shelter with an income source
  • Over 50% of our residents moved into stable housing

Samaritan House serves men, women, and children facing homelessness. Beyond a place to sleep, the shelter provides residents with a temporary home where they can rediscover a path to self-sufficiency. Each resident at Samaritan House is supported extensively by a case manager who helps them commit to and navigate a goal-oriented, 120-day plan to achieve stable income and housing.

My uncles Tom and Tim Dea, along with the rest of Team Samaritan House, got me into cycling in the summer of 2012 during the Elephant Rock 100 mile “century” ride. I trained with them for a few weeks, and rode with them on ride day. They made me an honorary member of sorts. Since beginning their efforts in 2011, Team Samaritan House has raised more than 140,000 for the homeless shelter! They totally rock.

After that first ride with these guys, I was hooked on cycling. Although I have been off the bike for a few years, I am getting back on to Ride the Rockies as an official member of Team Samaritan House. I am honored and blessed to be able to do this for such a great cause and with such a great group of people. I look forward to riding with Tim, Tom, and the rest of the team as they stay in the saddle year around in preparation for the annual pilgrimage across Colorado’s mountains.

What a blessing it is to be with my uncles and to be riding for such a great cause. EPIC !

Watch a short a video about the Samaritan House HERE

Team Samaritan House in the News:

  • Catholic Charities Newsletter features Team Samaritan House
  • Susie Wargin’s updates from 2011 Ride the Rockies featuring a shoutout to the squad  HERE
  • Teammate and CEO of Catholic Charities Larry Smith in the Denver Catholic: HERE
  • 2014 Ride the Rockies Team video HERE





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My Supporters

  • Monica Villarreal Proud of you! Strong work! Monica and Neil June 2015 $50.00
  • William Dawkins We are so thrilled you are going on this adventure with your Uncles. Blessings to team Samaritan House! June 2015
  • Anonymous June 2015
  • Emily Ballinger June 2015 $100.00
  • Sarah Nichols June 2015
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  • Patrick & Lori Brisch Show the old guys on the team how it is done! Good luck and have fun! May 2015 $500.00
  • Michael Pawlowski Be safe and ride strong! May 2015 $125.00
  • Emily Ballinger June 2015 $100.00
  • MARY Maramoros May 2015 $100.00
  • Monica Villarreal Proud of you! Strong work! Monica and Neil June 2015 $50.00
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