2012 (November 8-12th) 4th Annual Cancer-Ride For Life
Just thought I'd let ya all know,
We are again back on for another year of raising AWARENESS and FUNDS for a Children's "CANCER" benefit ride. The 4th Annual Cancer-Ride For Life event is in the final planning stages.
This year... will be a NEW route, with new destinations.
The ride will be up to 1000 miles long, over 5 or 6 days.
Traversing the California trails, deserts, and roads and running through Nevada and it's barren land. Of coarse we'll be stopping in and staying for possibly a full day in lovely LAS VEGAS!
... read more here for the tentative plan (it may change a bit); http://cancer-ridefo...l-RidePlan.html
YOU MUST have a bike with a license plate, and a light.
.... read more here on the requirements; http://cancer-ridefo...quirements.html
I have requested information from ST.JUDES to allow us to donate to them. However, not gotten a response back yet... and will update the website once I know more, to whom we are donating.
COST of the ride will only be a "deposit" to cover;
- event t-shirts/sweatshirts/stickers
- hotel rooms (double occupancy)
- event sweep riders (as I pay them to hang in back!)
(total deposit yet TBD)
(please note; you will be required to provide your own "on highway" chase support, or carpool with someone to cover this requirement. You are responsible for all your own chase costs)
YOU will be required to raise money on your own for this event.
... this means, you'll need to come with either a $100 donation (easy way out)... OR, you can take an "event flyer" and "request for donation letter" (that I provide once your signed up) and promote the ride and our cause to local businesses, family, and friends. Last year, an event rider (Guy C) raised up to $1600 on his own! Truly opened my eyes to what we ALL can do to make a difference!!
Last year we raised just about $8400.00 for Rady's Childrens Hospital San Diego.
... I hope we can beat that amount, and raise our goal of $10,000 this year!!
We are also looking for large donations, in the forms of;
- cash/check/charge (directly to the fund)
- raffle items (relating to dirt biking in some way)
- coupons, gift certificates, etc (relating to dirt biking in some way)
- direct support (funds directed to the organizers of the event)
Please pass the word!!
We hope to see you looking to sign up!!
I thought I'd update anyone reading....
I've been able to post a "deposit" amount for the ride.
(see here for more specifications)
this sounds great but I'm a little bit of a noob when it comes to off road riding on the KLR 650 ... dont have any other bike.. and if i were to come along which I must likly will haha.. do they have beginner to expert support groups to ride with? just wondering keep me posted.
SPC Spirko/ US Army
We don't have "groups" because the amount of riders is not that large. We all stick together or will fan out over a few miles to keep the dust down. However, we often regroup every 10 miles or less, and what I call "leap frog" the corners or Ys in the road.
Something that would help you in the ride, is a garmin based GPS and the ability to read it or comprehend where you need to be. It's very helpful on this kind of ride.
You'll also need a chase vehicle, or to carpool with another chase. This is explained on the website under "rider requirements", but in a nut-shell it's for your own safety. Our days are long, and we keep a pretty brisk pace. If you get tired, and want to bail out for a portion of the ride... or your bike has issues that can't be fixed trail side and need to put the bike up in the truck... you need to have that option. I don't supply anyone's chase for the ride.
Lastly, you'd be asked to obtain donations to the charity of choice. You can do the minimum, or you can work your tail off as a rider did last year (he raised $1600.00) and help make our ride most beneficial.
... before I'd even take your deposit, we'd have a lengthy phone conversation about the ride and your comfort level. This would help me explain some of the details and you'd be able to feel out the logistics and what the ride is all about. PM me your info, and I'll give you a call at your convenience.
Just a reminder!!!!
4th Annual, Cancer-RideForLife.... coming November 8th, 2012
A 1000 mile, 6 day, off-road dirt-bike ride, to help raise donations to benefit Children's Cancer. A great way for us off-roaders to give hope and support, to children who are battling cancer.
Did you know, 46 students TODAY were diagnosed with Cancer? Yup, 46 per day!! A number way too high for all Cancer patients, let alone children. Help them live a better life.... watch for our donation page, coming soon!
... I'll be watching for YOU to get involved.
Cancer-Ride For Life now has a donation recipient.
CHILDREN'S CANCER RESEARCH FUND
I've started a donation page;
Please note, all donations are tax deductible and once you donate via the CCRF page, you are emailed a receipt, with a TAX ID number and amount donated to use for next year's taxes.
I hope to see all of your names, families names and friends donating and adding comments to the guest book.
I have set our goal high this year. Knowing everyone is on a tighter budget more then ever, I have started the donation effort off with my own contribution. More then I can afford at this time, but knowing it'll start a trend with fellow off-roaders and their families I am more then willing to make that sacrifice. It's the least I could do!
Please pass on the information, and help support the event.
"Every little bit counts"
Join us today!!
It's a great cause and a great reason for a ride. Unfortunately, I can't make the ride, but made a donation. Hope you meet your goals!
Every little bit counts!
Not seeing a whole lot of familar names, or action from this site as I'd hoped.
I know there's a lot of good people out there, and those who intend to support the cause...
Please don't wait until the last minute. Donate today. Help us reach our goal!!!
AND, if your interested... we still have a couple positions open for the ride.
Come on... don't be scurrrrd. :D
Imagine... a 1000 miles on a dirt bike, over the mountains and through the woods... across barren desert...
Hard to imagine?? Let me give you some ideas of the distance involved.
It's like driving straight from San Diego to;
Cabo San Lucas or La Paz (Mexico)
... however, your not in the car with A/C blasting sitting on a nice cushy seat.
Your on a dirt bike, with a small uncomfortable seat eating bugs and dust. Riding over rocks, and terrain most off-roaders avoid.
DEFINITELY Not for the squeamish!!!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Get some video action of the 1st Annual Cancer-Ride For Life... I'm sure you'll feel the warmth as Alan Clowers gives a moment of silence and honors those we are riding on behalf of;
Time to once again talk about the Cancer-Ride coming up...
We've have some misfortune, and a few riders back-out of the trip.
With the lack of riders, it threatens the ride AND reaching our goal of $10,000 in donations.
I know times are tough for most people these days, and I'm one who is also feeling that pain. 917 days of actual unemployment. Specifically; 2 years, 6 months and 2 days. I personally, am "barely" afloat and making mortgage, or utilities each month. I can't afford to put on the ride, let alone RIDE IT myself. However, I dug deep and donated a $100 and will be making the ride... I have to. I realize, it's not for me that "the show must go on"... It's to see those smiles on the kids, when they are told of our donation efforts and what we were able to accomplish in such a crappy economy and during such high unemployment rates.
I'm not one to "make it" personal when donations are slow... but I do "take it" personal. I take this whole ride, and it's cause personal. After watching the strongest woman I know (my mother) wilt away in 6 months, due to her short fight with pancreatic cancer... I take anything with the word Cancer, VERY personal. You should too, especially if you have children!
Kids don't deserve to know such a disease. Yet, they do. Approximately 4 kids every day (in the USA alone)... meet their maker from Cancer. Yet, 75% of the kids with Cancer can survive if given proper treatment.
It's given, Our dollars DO make a difference. It's time to donate;
Being we are slow to make our goal for donations, for this event... we've opened our horizons.
We are also, having a FISHING TOURNAMENT... Bass fishing. So, you LOCAL anglers... listen up!!!
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