As we begin 2013, the New Year is full of possibilities. My new years resolution is to try new things and challenge myself.
Riding my bike and being involved in charitable events are things that I already enjoy doing, but I was wondering how I could use these passions and make a bigger difference in my community?
To my surprise, I discovered Central Valley Cycling Charitable Association (Parker's Team) who has raised over $600,000.00 in donations for various charities both local and national since 2006... all by riding their bikes.
In order to join this amazing group of cyclist- who will soon become my mentors, coaches, and new friends - My challenge for 2013 is to help raise $1,000.00 and training to ride my first Century Ride (100 miles) on June 9th in the Los Angeles River Ride.
This year all charities that we are riding for are Local Non-Profit Groups, focused on helping the children in our community. 100% of all donationswill go straight to these children... helping them go to summer camp, learn how to ride bikes, and build self confidence & self esteem .
The Non-Profits for 2013 :
Break the Barriers
Making a differnce in our diverse world, breaking all barriers experience by people of all abilities through sports and the arts.
Puts on events and functions for children with cancer and their families in a safe environment.
Camp Sunshine Dreams
A camp for children with cancer and their siblings. http://www.campsunshinedreams.com
I Can Shine (formerly Lose the Training Wheels)
Teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. http://icanshine.org
I am hoping to exceed my $1,000.00 goal and can't wait to push myself the next 5 month and ride 100 Miles. Having your support and knowing that my riding will positively impact so many children and people in my community, will continue to motivate me every step (pedal) of the way.
No Donation is too small because together we can make great things happen ... Thank You !
Please check out Parker's Team and Learn about all the great things they have done: www.cvcca.org
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