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South County: Ride Out Domestic Violence

10/30/13 UPDATE: 2013 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION.

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2013: Saturday, November 2 [note date change from prior date of Oct 12]

Mountain Bike Race at Fort Hunter Liggett, All Ages and Abilities

When

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Race begins at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early if you would like to rent a bike on site, or if you will be registering on site the day of the event.
See registration form at the bottom of this post.

Forms can be faxed, emailed, or turned in on site the day of the event. Register early to receive a free T-shirt.

For any 2013 updates to the information below (first published in 2012), please phone 831-386-2378.

Where

Fort Hunter Liggett, Jolon, California (South Monterey County) – Training areas 12A, B, and C.

Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and their vehicle’s registration in order to enter Fort Hunter Liggett. Passengers are advised to also carry a valid photo ID.
Driving directions:

From the North

US 101 South, take exit 283 for Co Rd G14/Jolon Rd toward Ft Hunter Liggett

From the South

US 101 North, take exit 283 for Co Rd G14/Jolon Rd toward Ft Hunter Liggett
Signs will be placed on the base to direct you to the race site. Please be aware that parking is off-road.

What’s planned for the day?

Fort Hunter Liggett, with its expansive views and terrain fit for riders of all skill levels, has two options for participants. The riders can choose between a 10K (6.2 miles) sport course and a 26K (16.2 miles) expert course.

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and at the same time raise awareness about domestic violence.

Fort Hunter Liggett’s 3rd Annual Mountain Bike race welcomes new or returning participants and their friends and family, both civilians and military.

The event is completely free, and participants have the opportunity to win prizes and receive awards.

Recreational ride or race?

This is a race, and more important than the competition is that riders are racing for a good cause.  The goal is for participants to enjoy themselves and ride to support Domestic Violence Prevention Programming and raise awareness.

Safe riding

Of course, participants must follow California bike laws and safe riding practices.

All participants in this event, regardless of age, must wear a helmet.

Who’s riding?

All ages are welcome; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Mountain bike rentals, with helmets, available
If you do not have a mountain bike, you can rent one from Fort Hunter Liggett’s Recreation Center, which will have rental bikes on site for this event, and helmets too.

The bike rental costs $10. All bikes are new mountain bikes.

Photo below provided courtesy of Rita Goldstein

 

How long will the ride take?

Times will vary.

Most riders will finish the 10K route within 25-35 minutes and the 26K in 1-1.5 hours.

Help along the way

Courses open at 9 a.m. Water and Live Fluid sports drinks (while supplies last) will be provided at aid stations. Volunteers will be at key intersections, and signage will mark the courses.

Raising awareness about domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month–and we raise awareness year-round!

Beyond having the joy of the ride, riders raise awareness about domestic violence and support programming at Fort Hunter Liggett and the surrounding communities.

Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If so, please consider boosting this event by giving a “like” to Fort Hunter Liggett’s MWR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FHLMWR

Share the news on Facebook, Twitter, and other OSM sites

You may also link to this post on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media sites.

NOTE DATE CHANGE: This ride moved from October 12 to the new date of November 2, 2013!

 

Download PDF of event flier and registration form directly below. Print and post the flier on area bulletin boards, or share the link with others.

[Works for 12 Oct 2013 – BikeRaceFlier and Registration Form 2012 (2)

Other questions

Contact:

Rita M. Goldstein, MSW

Family Advocacy Program Manager

Army Community Service

USAG Fort Hunter Liggett

(831) 386-2378

(831) 386-2256 (fax)

Rita.m.goldstein2.civ@mail.mil

Completed registration forms can be faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered to the above contact, Rita M. Goldstein. You may register on site the day of the event. However, you are encouraged to register early. Remember, the first sixty registrants will receive a free T-shirt!

Thank you to Rita M. Goldstein for providing the above guest post about this event.

It’s easy to feel sad and wring your hands when seeing stories such as these in our county.  It’s harder to think, “How can I help?”  There are many ways to prevent domestic violence, including such things as educating yourself and supporting others in effective parenting, and becoming more aware of the many ways that our society accepts bullying–and how to change this.  We can also work to help eliminate poverty and social injustice, which–while never an excuse for violence–are among the factors that in some cases contribute to frustration preceding domestic violence.

 

Domestic violence, of course, affects all income levels, all races and ages, and all levels of social status.  And it affects both the civilian and military communities.  No sector of society is immune.

 

Come together with the Fort Hunter Liggett community and hop on a mountain bike 10/12/2013.


 

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