Last year, the fundraiser raised almost $48,000. Groups supported by Cycling 4 Veterans include the Veterans First Program, Sentinels of Freedom, Student Veterans Organization, the Danville Chapter of Blue Star Moms and Pleasanton Military Families.
Cycling-wise, the 115-mile ride starts at 6:30 a.m., the 55-mile ride comes next at 9 a.m., while the 30-mile riders will begin pedaling at 10 a.m. The courses travel through Livermore, the Altamont Pass, Patterson Pass and Del Puerto Canyon, depending on the ride.
Those participating in the 2.2 Campus Challenge Walk will also start at 10 a.m., though anyone can join in at any point before noon. The walk -- which winds 2.2 miles through the Las Positas campus and has optional challenge stations along the way -- was created specifically to raise funds for programs that bring awareness to and work to prevent veteran suicides.
The 2.2 mileage is to honor the 22 veterans who die by suicide every day.
After the walk concludes, participants can enjoy a post-event party, featuring music from the Swingin' Blue Stars of the USS Hornet and a complimentary catered lunch, with beer and wine available for purchase.
Registration for the walk costs $20 before Oct. 5 and $25 on the day of. For cyclists, the 30-mile ride is $50, the 55-miler is $65, while the longest ride costs $85. To register and for more information, visit cycling4veterans.com.
This story contains 294 words.
Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.
If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.