RIDING FOR A REASON
NO DAYS OFF: 4 Rides, 400+ Miles, 4 Growth and 4 Community
This is a story of adventure and purpose. As a 40+ year-old father of two I’m always in search of an adventure that can challenge me physically and mentally. The bike has always been a source of inspiration and discovery—that road that takes up a new climb or the coffee shop you didn’t realize was always on the side of the road.
There is a huge reward that comes along with cycling, so for this year I’m going to attempt something that I’ve never done before. I’m going to ride 4 centuries this summer to raise awareness and fundraise for the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. I’m calling it No Day’s Off. These 4 centuries will take me all over the Bay Area. From Oakland to Sacramento, the headlands in Marin and the mountains of Lake Tahoe, I’ll ride 400+ miles with 20,950 feet of climbing. No teammates to shelter behind, no mechanics and no support. Just some snacks, drinks and an extensive playlist on Spotify. This is the kind of challenge that I’m looking for do you think I can do it?
The Bayview-Hunters Point-YMCA is a wonderful organization led by an amazing team of leaders and volunteers whose mission is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by providing much needed programming for its members and the Bayview-Hunters Point community. Last year the Y subsidized and discounted over $4M worth of programs and memberships to ensure everyone has access to the programs and resources they offer such as:
- Early childhood education and afterschool programs
- Mental Health Services
- Parent education and support services
- Resources for joblessness, food, and housing insecurity
If you’re inspired by my challenge and the work of the Y, I need your help by donating to my fundraiser to support the important work they do for the Bayview-Hunters Point community and the families of San Francisco.
Any donation over $50 will receive a limited edition t-shirt.
Follow my training and rides on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/24523014
Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockridgesf/