320 glorious miles

SVBC Climate Ride 2013

A couple of weeks ago I went on my first multi-day supported ride–the Climate Ride–320 miles down the northern California coastline from Fortuna to San Francisco. What an amazing experience! We rode through the giant redwoods and along a beautiful coastline with perfect weather. My first century was tucked into it on the third day, as well–thank goodness for tailwinds and cappuccinos.

Team SVBC raised money to support–you guessed it–Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and the work we are doing to create sustainable transportation choices. It is refreshing that there is finally a cause ride that benefits our work to make environmentally-friendly and health-promoting transportation options a safe, convenient, and realistic choice for people of all ages. Funds raised will go straight to our advocacy work in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

The ride was an absolutely incredible experience, and what a great group of people–all 150 of them are now friends. I would highly encourage any of you who may be interested to consider joining me next May for the Climate Ride on Team SVBC. Check out their website for more info and let me know if you're interested in joining our team.

Special thanks go out to Karl and Steve, my fearless and fantastic team members in 2012! We shared in some special moments and I will be forever indebted to them for pulling me through headwinds on the fourth day. That's all I can say, folks–as team captain Karl said: what happens on the Climate Ride, stays on the Climate Ride.

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