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B2B / Annual Bridge Restoration Ride Benefiting People in Recovery

Choose an 8, 20, 50, or 100 mile route on this friendly ride in beautiful Monterey County. With every rotation of your pedals, you’ve the added joy of knowing you’re benefiting men and women in recovery!

The 4th Annual Bridge 2 Bridge Bike Ride is Saturday, May 17, 2014. Please visit the B2B website for current details: http://b2bbikeride.com/, including FAQs: http://b2bbikeride.com/faq/

Other questions? Contact:
Attention: B2B Bike Ride
The Bridge Restoration Ministry
225 Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
b2bRide@gmail.com
(831) 204-8789
The information below was published for the 2012 and 2013 rides.

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What’s planned for the day?

Beautiful Monterey County views, with rider’s choice of a 20, 50, or 100-mile route [8-mile option now available too]. Tasty snacks and helpful support along the way.  A gourmet meal at the finish, with fellow riders and other friends too.

In essence, a day of summer fun!  And at the same time, raising funds to help local residents on the path to recovery.

Non-riders are indeed invited to share in the post-ride gourmet meal.  Simply purchase a meal ticket, $10.

Recreational ride or race?

This is a fun ride, not a competition.  If you prefer to compete with your gal pals or the guys you typically race with–or just want to race against your own record–sure, go for it! Just be certain to follow California bike laws and safe riding practices.

Who’s riding?

All ages are welcome, “anyone whose legs can reach the pedals.”   Helmets are required at packet pick-up for all ages.  (By California law, they are required for everyone under 18, including riders in bike trailers.)

See some of the first registered riders; click here.

How long will the ride take?

Times will vary.  Again, this is not a race but a recreational ride.

Most riders will finish the 20-mile route within 1.5 to 2.5 hrs; the 50-mile route, 3-5 hrs; and the 100-mile route, 5-10 hrs.

Help along the way

Courses open at 8 a.m. Water and snacks will be provided at aid stations. Volunteers will be at key intersections, and signage will mark the courses.  Course closure for 20-mile ride is 11 a.m.; for 50-mi, 2 p.m.; and for 100-mi, 30 minutes before sunset.

Fun-raising, fundraising, and raising awareness about recovery

Beyond having the joy of the ride, riders raise funds and awareness about Bridge Restoration Ministry, a local nonprofit that helps restore the lives of people overcoming addictions.  The top three fundraisers will be awarded prizes.

Can’t ride that day?  Sponsor a rider or make a general donation; click here to learn more.

FAQs

Click here for FAQs.

Other questions

Contact Bridge 2 Bridge:

Attention: B2B Bike Ride
The Bridge Restoration Ministry
225 Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
b2bRide@gmail.com
(831) 204-8789

View photos of past rides

Click here to go to Bridge Restoration’s website, then scroll down for photos from past B2B Bike Rides.

Read about Bridge Restoration in local press

For some history about the Bridge work, and why your fundraising help can make such a big difference in the lives of local people, see “House of Hope:  Bridge Restoration Ministry in Pacific Grove mends lives ruined by drugs” by Emmanuel Romero in the Monterey County Herald.

Below, Andrew Kipsey, a B2B organizer, chatting with an NPS cyclist on the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club’s Tribute Ride for Captain Alan Poindexter, 7/21/12.  Andrew (also pictured at top of this post) rode the inaugural B2B Bike Ride; look for him again this year!

Sponsors

Event sponsors include Bobcat Bicycles, Bridge Restoration Ministry, California Giant Berry Farms, Calvary, Carmel Valley Community Youth Center, Fine Wordworking, HER Helmet Thursdays, KW, Organic Girl, Road ID, Studio 1 Art Cafe, Tanimura & Antle, Tri California.  Click here to learn more about sponsors.

 

This post was previously published August 18, 2012.

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