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Leigh Bowe Fund

Leigh Bowe

Leigh Bowe, Race Manager for the Colorowdies Mountain Bike Crew

Leigh is a professional enduro racer and a skills coach with VIDA skills clinics. Leigh was affected by suicide recently when her good friend and fellow skills coach, Tricia Shadell, took her life. Years ago, when Leigh's sister, Melissa, died of suicide, Leigh did not know how to grapple with this difficult subject. Now, she is compelled to take action. Leigh is racing the Colorado Trail Race this summer to honor Tricia and to raise awareness regarding suicide and brain health and injury. Leigh is also helping to organize scholarship funds for behavioral health counseling and for a recipient to attend a VIDA sponsored weekend. If you would like to support Leigh's mission, please contribute to her fund.

Dane Schley Fund

Dane Schley

Dane, ready to race!

We are pleased to announce that the Check-In Foundation will be sponsoring Dane Schley for the 2017 downhill race season. Dane got to know Clay Watson during the Colorado High School Cycling League races where Clay made an impact with his love of bikes and spirit for downhilling. Along with his passion for the foundation, riding bikes, and honoring Clay's memory, Dane will be an amazing ambassador for the Check-In Foundation. If you would like to support Dane's race season, you can do so by contributing to his fund.

Check-In Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible.

How Contributions Help

Clay Watson Volunteering

A curious student talking to Clay about his bike at a Leadville high school race.

Contributing to the foundation will help us reach more and more people every day by creating awareness through biking events, producing merchandise, and covering general expenses. Each contribution will increase our reach and save lives.

Check-In Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible.

Your contributions help the foundation achieve:

Connect to Help

Check-In Foundation acts as a bridge to help people find credible national, local, and community resources that address a variety of mental health issues and illnesses in the mountain bike community.


Check-in Foundation's focus is to create a positive community that believes in the reality of recovery after suicide. We provide encouragement and inspiration through creative campaigns, online media, and events for people who have been affected by suicide within the mountain biking community.

Challenge Stigma

We at Check-In Foundation understand that there are misconceptions surrounding mental health. We promote education and awareness through merchandise, social media, speaking, tours, and various programs.

Invest in Treatment

Check-in Foundation's continuing purpose is to offer youth athlete scholarships in the mountain bike community and to support treatment and counseling centers within our community.

To contribute financially, please visit our Square store. No amount is too small or too large.

Check-In Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible.

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